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Oil industry uses many means to save grouse

By Gary Harmon

Energy companies drilling on federal land bring to bear an average of six measures intended to preserve greater sage-grouse, an industry organization said. “This study shows in concrete terms how oil and natural gas companies are ...


The great pizza orgy

By Rachel Sauer

In theory, 30 inches doesn’t seem like all that much. Hold your hands apart in an approximation of the length and it looks entirely possible: “Sure, I could eat that much!” It might even seem like a good idea. Until the ...

Health Department: Mesa County boy has hantavirus

By Staff

A Mesa County boy was confirmed to have hantavirus Wednesday, and Mesa County Health Department officials are advising caution when cleaning or working in areas where mice or mice droppings might be. After contracting the virus, the boy was ...

Public Record Watch, July 24, 2014

By Staff

Bankruptcy Court – Filed June 10-24 ■ Ryan Dean Casebolt, 268 1/2 28 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, case #14-18740 ■  Michael Eugene Saunders, 284 W. Parkview Drive, Grand Junction, case #14-18189 ■  Kathleen ...


Homegrown Rockie hangs it up

By Patti Arnold

Kiel Roling has always known when it was time for the next step. The summer before his senior year of high school, he knew it was time to play on a travel baseball team in Denver instead of summer ball with his teammates from Central High ...


Former Grand Junction builder gets jail

By Paul Shockley

Once president and CEO at a local home construction firm, as well as a restaurant owner who was active in Grand Junction’s faith community, Terry Lawrence by April 2013 had spiraled to the point of facing eviction from an RV ...


Junction man relives Korean War service aboard B-29

By Greg Ruland

He heard the growl before he saw the war bird. The familiar whine of the Cyclone engines triggered 60-year-old memories. R.D. Round knew it was the B-29 before he saw it pass above his car, said Sharon Sale, a close friend. Round was a tail ...

Opponents organize campaign 
to defeat ‘personhood’ measure

By Charles Ashby

A group opposing the proposed personhood amendment launched its campaign Tuesday, saying it hoped that three times would be the charm to squash the idea once and for all. The idea of defining an unborn child as a person has been rejected by ...

Child well-being 
in Colorado ranked 
middling in U.S.

By Emily Shockley

Colorado slipped one slot to 22nd place in the annual Kids Count Data Book released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2014 report ranks states based on overall child well-being in those states using data focused on ...

Guv touts business leaders in his camp

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s re-election campaign Tuesday trotted out a new group of what the Democratic governor calls a bipartisan coalition of business leaders from across the state who support his bid for a second term. But while the ...

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