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Mancos may have higher gas estimate

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The U.S. Geological Survey could revisit its local Mancos shale gas estimate based on industry drilling results in coming years, according to a geologist for the agency who says such estimates tend to be conservative. A ...

Jones witness punished for outburst

By Gary Harmon

A witness in the second murder trial of Lester Jones must perform 24 hours of community service after she called Jones a “piece of crap killer” while leaving the courtroom. Carol Linderholm, a friend of Paige Birgfeld, the woman ...

Court filings:
 Drainage fee is actually a tax

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Valley Drainage District, unable to persuade voters to approve a tax, simply began charging customers this year for work it should do with tax money, Mesa County and the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce said in court ...


Armed robber hits Fruita store

By Duffy Hayes

Fruita police don’t know who walked into the Family Dollar store, 1668 U.S. Highway 6&50, after 9 p.m. Thursday, brandished a gun and fled with an unknown amount of cash. “We’re trying to track down any leads we have, ...

Pending county budget may dip into reserves

By Gary Harmon

The Mesa County Commission on Monday will consider a 2017 budget that could dig about $2.5 million into cash reserves while boosting spending for law enforcement. The $58 million spending plan will take the county’s fund balance — ...

For The Record, Dec. 3, 2016

By Staff

BIRTHS Community Hospital Kevin and Vicky Bray, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 19. Mike and Nicole MacDonald, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 20. MARRIAGES Stevi Lyn McCoy and Ory Shawn Hoke, Nov. 21. Heriberto Lopez Rangel and ...


NASA breaking into snow biz

By Dennis Webb

When western Coloradans think of NASA, they most likely think of things like launching rockets that light up the sky at Cape Canaveral and scratchy audio communications between distant astronauts and the Mission Control Center in ...


Scott to lead energy panel

By Charles Ashby

Republicans who have the majority in the Colorado Senate want to be prepared when the new administration coming into the White House brings a more fossil fuel friendly attitude to the nation. What that attitude will look like is not yet ...

Wingate principal
 leaves her post,
 stays with Dist. 51

By Katie Langford

School District 51 announced the sudden mid-year reassignment of an elementary school principal on Friday. In a letter to parents, Terrie ReQua, executive director of the school leadership support team, said that Wingate Elementary School ...


Psychiatric hospital plans to raise money for new facility

By Amy Hamilton

At any given time, the 32 beds at West Springs Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction, are filled. An additional 10 to 22 people are on wait lists each day. Those people who would be better served at a psychiatric hospital may ...

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