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Tool may help focus well-pad reclamation efforts

By Dennis Webb

New federal research has reconfirmed the challenges of revegetating oil and gas pads on the high and arid Colorado Plateau, while leading to development of a tool for better assessing regional recovery trends in order to help guide reclamation ...

Two men suspected of in-home robbery

By Gabrielle Porter

Two men suspected of robbing a pair of Fruitvale residents at home in broad daylight Tuesday morning before driving away in their car remained at large that evening, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The two men last seen ...

Study highlights contributions made by Colo. immigrants

By Charles Ashby

Colorado has more than half a million foreign-born residents who contribute billions of dollars to the economy, according to a new study to be released today on the impact immigrants have on the state. The New American Economy, a national ...


Valley activists use hands-on approach to spread kindness

By Rachel Sauer

Leaf by hand-print leaf, the bare tree slowly blossomed in flamboyant color. A red leaf cozy near the trunk, its five fingers arrayed in sunburst bloom. Next to it, farther down a tapering branch, a blue one, then a yellow one, then a green ...

Montessori charter school to hold open house

By Erin McIntyre

Fruita’s first charter school is hosting an open house this weekend at the farm that will house the Grand Valley’s newest educational option for preschoolers and elementary-aged students. Monument View Montessori School will open ...


Law would add details to utility bills

By Charles Ashby

Colorado residents soon could get more details about the power they use and how much money they are paying for it under a bill the Colorado Senate is to debate later this week. The measure, SB105, would require all investor-owned utilities in ...

Pipeline stormwater plan questioned

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is questioning the adequacy of stormwater control measures for a Summit Midstream pipeline project being installed in connection with planned drilling in Battlement Mesa. In a Jan. 27 letter to ...


Kindness is Contagious

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

High school students celebrate Kindness is Contagious week by painting a mural downtown.  ...


Speaker on suicide encourages audience to ‘ask if someone is OK’

By Amy Hamilton

Keyla Trujillo was struck by the notion that every moment can be an opportunity to change someone else’s life. “It’s important just to take a second and ask if someone is OK,” Trujillo said. The Central High School ...


Work on tar sands project to restart

By Dennis Webb

Service contractors have agreed to restart work on a tar sands project in eastern Utah in exchange for stock in the endeavor or deferral of payments. US Oil Sands Inc. announced the deals late last week as it looks to complete commissioning ...

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