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For The Record, July 19, 2014

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Terry and Valerie Tapley, Grand Junction, a daughter, June 21. Michael and Charlene Thomas, Clifton, a son, July 1. Andrew and Darby Cisneros, Fruita, a son, July 4. Rodney and Kristy Sheets, Hotchkiss, a ...


Solar program a win for homeowners, job seekers, environment

By Greg Ruland

Volunteers worked in 90-degree heat this week to install a new solar array for a working Fruita mom. She prepared a delicious Mexican buffet for the workers but paid nothing for the unit. The actual cost of the 15-panel array was $15,000, but ...


Pennington ends sheriff bid, backs sergeant

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County sheriff candidate defeated last month by state Sen. Steve King said in a release he won’t continue a bid for the office during a GOP vacancy committee meeting scheduled for Monday, while backing another potential ...

Feds: Monument pumped $26M into valley economy

By Gary Harmon

Colorado National Monument generated $26 million in economic activity in 2013, the National Park Service said Friday. That’s about the same effect as in 2012, when the Park Service estimated that the monument was a $26.5 million ...

Deadline near 
for free meals 
in District 51

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 families who meet income criteria can register online now at http://www.applyforlunch.com to receive free or reduced price school meals during the 2014-15 school year. Applications are available in paper form as well at the ...

Feds seize third truck in probe of airport

By Gary Harmon

Federal officials have seized a third pickup truck in the investigation that came to light with an FBI raid last year at the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority offices. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver ...

BLM suggests fees to pay for well inspections

By Gary Harmon

The Bureau of Land Management would be better able to keep up with inspections of the nation’s onshore oil and gas wells if Congress would approve a fee system for the inspections, the head of the agency said. BLM Director Neil Kornze ...


City OKs ‘Bookends’ acquisition

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction City Council members approved a resolution Wednesday night ratifying Mesa Land Trust’s purchase of two properties along Monument Road needed for east and west expansion of trails in the Three Sisters and Lunch Loop trail ...

Groups: Conservation could prevent water diversion

By Gary Harmon

The undefined transmountain diversion to be addressed by the Colorado Water plan would be unnecessary under conservation proposals that would keep more water in the Colorado River, two environmental organizations said. Five proposals listed ...


Group fighting drilling project in Whitewater

By Gary Harmon

The organization that has been fighting drilling in the North Fork Valley of the Gunnison has taken aim at a just-approved Whitewater-area drilling project. Citizens for a Healthy Community and the Western Environmental Law Center filed a ...

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