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Anti- , pro-fracking measures pulled from ballot

By Charles Ashby

Measures to curtail or ban hydraulic fracturing, and competing proposals to punish those who do, won’t be on this fall’s ballot. That happened after a short-lived version of chicken played out late Monday, hours after Gov. John ...


New law to usher in Cameo shooting range

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be able to go ahead with the purchase of land to create a new multi-use shooting range in Mesa County thanks to a new law that goes into effect today. That new law, partially sponsored by two Western Slope ...

14,800 hunting permits sold on first day

By Rachel Sauer

A change in method and a temporary computer glitch didn’t stop hunters from snapping up more than 14,800 hunting licenses by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. This year was the first that Colorado Parks and Wildlife offered leftover limited, ...

Four Mesa County judges get approval 
for retention vote

By Paul Shockley

Four Mesa County judges facing voters in the Nov. 4 general election should stay in their jobs, according to state evaluations released Tuesday. Chief District Judge David Bottger, District Judge Thomas Deister, District Judge Brian Flynn and ...


Area copes with rain

By Amy Hamilton

Residents of about a dozen homes in De Beque’s Bass Lake subdivision spent Tuesday clearing debris and mud from around their homes after a whopping 1.22 inches fell a day earlier. In Grand Junction, 1.17 inches of rain was recorded in ...

Blotter, Aug.6, 2014

By Staff

Cougar stalks woman A Placerville woman reported being stalked by a mountain lion Monday afternoon on a trail above Down Valley Park in Placerville. According to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office, the woman said she was hiking ...

Bloom is off listing flowers as threatened

By Dennis Webb

Two wildflowers that inhabit livestock-grazing and energy-development country in Rio Blanco County and northeastern Utah won’t be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act, thanks to a locally crafted conservation plan. The ...

Death notices, Aug. 6, 2014

By Staff

■ Nellie J. Chaffee, 90, Delta, died July 29, 2014, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. A memorial service will be held Sept. 20 in Grand Haven, Michigan. Memorial contributions to Delta County 4H Clubs, 525 Dodge St., Delta ...

Apparent suicide victim sought nursing job

By Dennis Webb

A man who died in an apparent suicide at Valley View Hospital Monday in Glenwood Springs was a nurse with a disciplinary history in Colorado who had applied unsuccessfully for a job at the hospital in 2012. Eric Knurr, 49, of Carbondale died ...

Getting It Right, Aug. 6, 2014

By Staff

An item in the Biz Buzz column on page B1 Sunday should have referred to 2H Mechanical as a mechanical contractor that does plumbing, HVAC-R, installation and service.  ...

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