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Guv: Facility to export gas a boost for us

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper is urging federal officials to approve the construction of a liquefied natural gas export facility in Oregon that could help boost Colorado natural gas exports. In a letter this week to U.S. Department of Energy ...


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Beware of debris in river, officials warn

By Mike Wiggins

Mesa County sheriff’s officials are warning river runners to stay away from a debris field that has formed in a channel of the Colorado River downstream of the Blue Heron boat ramp. People floating and re-creating on the river should ...


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Folks get a hand-up at event today

By Amy Hamilton

Brendan Roehm snipped and measured and styled. It didn’t matter that every person who sat in his chair Friday couldn’t tip. In a few hours, he cut hair for 20 people. It was mostly people who needed a clip but couldn’t ...


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Inmate uses 
a dump truck 
in escape try

By Staff

A Mesa County convict was the subject of a manhunt after reportedly escaping Thursday afternoon from the Trinidad Correctional Facility. Douglas Beagley, 62, who had been serving an 18-year sentence for convictions in 2004 for burglary and ...


It’s homegrown
 and proud to be
 from Colorado

By Greg Ruland

Capturing the color of a freshly made Colorado salad or a selfie at the Downtown Farmers Market are two ways to participate in the Choose Colorado Produce Challenge that begins Aug. 1, state agriculture officials said. Two winners will be ...


Montrose County broke law in firing pregnant employee

By Amy Hamilton

A jury last week found Montrose County guilty of discriminating against a former employee who was fired after seeking to work part-time during her pregnancy. Stephanie Barnett, the former director of the county’s internal services ...


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Power station nearing the end

By Gary Harmon

After more than 80 years of generating electricity from Colorado River water, the power station at the top of the Grand Valley is approaching the time in which it will need to be replaced, the general manager said Friday. Early estimates are ...


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‘University’ resonates on North

By Amy Hamilton

An overwhelming number of business owners on North Avenue like the sound of University Boulevard, believing that associating the four-mile stretch with Colorado Mesa University, which occupies a portion of the route near 12th Street, might ...


Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

By Amy Hamilton

Earlier this month, Mesa County was the first county in Colorado to report its first human case of West Nile virus. On Thursday, health officials reported that mosquitoes captured in Mesa County have tested positive for West Nile virus. ...


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Sheriff: Inmate at jail
 accused in escape plot

By Paul Shockley

An inmate at the Mesa County Jail was formally accused Thursday of plotting an escape from the facility, including alleged plans to assault a sheriff’s deputy. Ryan Thompson, 21, was advised on a sheriff’s warrant listing felony ...


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