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BLM finalizes White River oil, gas plan

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management has finalized an oil and gas management plan in northwest Colorado that includes a master leasing plan in the area of Dinosaur National Monument. The agency last week announced completion of the oil and gas ...


Outgoing commissioner Doug Aden worried about upkeep of road system

By Charles Ashby

For nearly two decades, Doug Aden hasn’t taken his eyes off the road. But the retired banker and longtime Grand Junction resident decided it finally was time to do so, officially ending his 18-year stint on the Colorado Transportation ...


Water systems sink teeth into debate over drinking it

By Dennis Webb

Rifle city officials who already had their hands full trying to control costs on a $28 million water treatment plant project were confronted with another complication earlier this year when asked to make the plant capable of adding fluoride to ...

Department of Transportation releases new safety videos

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Department of Transportation is offering a new product: Hank’s How to Get Hit by a Car video series. Well, not really. The so-called product actually is a new tack in government public service announcements warning people ...


At annual games, seniority rules

By Greg Ruland

The Western Colorado Senior Games will draw more than 250 people 50 years old and older to compete in 57 events for medals and fun this week — six days of sport and fellowship that started Saturday. Competitors from as far away as ...

McInnis: Let’s watch reaction to drainage fee

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County and Grand Junction are willing to see how an expected storm water fee by the Grand Valley Drainage District plays out, Commissioner Scott McInnis said. The district is expected on Monday to move ahead with plans to begin charging ...

Traffic Alert, Aug. 23, 2015

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions ■ Chip-sealed streets to be fog sealed: Monday: Bookcliff Avenue from 20th Street to Princess Street; 28 ...

Colorado dentist first linked fluoride to teeth health

By Dennis Webb

Fans of fluoridation have a Colorado dentist to thank for doing the initial work connecting fluoride to teeth health, a move that eventually led to its widespread use in drinking water supplies. Ironically, though, Dr. Frederick McKay’s ...

Car wash to use solar power

By Greg Ruland

The owners of a Horizon Drive car wash say they have invested an undisclosed amount of money in recent weeks to construct a 300-foot-long solar array that will eliminate the business’ monthly electric bill. Atlasta Solar of Grand ...

Briefs, Aug. 22, 2015

By Staff

Firefighters save two homes near Meeker Firefighters working on the ground and in the air were able to save two homes from burning in a 130-acre wildfire Thursday two miles west of Meeker. The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office said ...

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