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CMU enrollment slips back below 9,000

By Emily Shockley

A nearly 5 percent dip year over year this fall in Colorado Mesa University enrollment is linked primarily to declines in both two-year student enrollment and the number of high school students taking CMU courses. The Colorado Mesa system, ...


Nucor, Encana eye restart of drilling

By Gary Harmon

Nucor Corp. and Encana Corp. officials will decide in January whether to resume drilling in the Piceance Basin, even as other companies are forging alliances similar to the one they pioneered. Nucor, the nation’s largest steelmaker, ...


Cyclist Armstrong visits Junction girl with rare cancer

By Emily Shockley

Twelve-year-old Grand Junction resident Delaney Clements got a special visitor after school Wednesday — former professional cyclist and fellow cancer survivor Lance Armstrong. Clements, an East Middle School seventh-grader who is ...


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Hundreds of jobs at stake,
 residents tell EPA boss

By Dennis Webb

CRAIG — Amy Oliver gestured to a PowerPoint photo Wednesday night and put a question to the audience in the crowded Moffat County High School auditorium. “This is what clean power looks like. You guys recognize it?” asked ...


Candidate reactions 
to strategy lukewarm

By Gary Harmon

President Barack Obama’s announcement of plans to bomb extremists in Iraq and in Syria drew qualified support from fellow Democrats and Republican criticism that it would fall short of destroying the enemy. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, ...


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As CMU grows, it wants own force; for now, city walks beat

By Amy Hamilton

In the past five years working on the campus of Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction Police officer Pat Richardson has watched buildings rise out of the dirt and the student population double. The campus houses about 2,300 of its 9,300 ...


Member of new oil, gas panel optimistic

By Dennis Webb

An appointee to a new Colorado task force is pointing to past experience in voicing high hopes that it can help find the right balance when it comes to oil and gas development. “I think we can do it because I’ve seen it done ...


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GOP candidate: Energy is key to Western Slope’s future

By Gary Harmon

Reviving the energy economy on the West Slope is the key to dealing with economic, educational and other regional issues, said Yeulin Willett, the Republican candidate seeking to represent Mesa and Delta counties in Denver. “I think ...


2 triathlons limit use 
of Highline 
on weekend

By Staff

A busy weekend of triathlon at Highline Lake this weekend will mean some changes for the visiting general public. Desert’s Edge Triathlon, which expects to lure triathletes from around the country, is utilizing the lake and surrounding ...


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New BLM manager no stranger to Western issues

By Gary Harmon

Sage grouse, coal mining and drilling already are familiar issues to Joseph Meyer, who will take over later this month as the Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado District manager. Meyer has headed the BLM Casper, Wyoming, ...


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