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Despite early promise, Rifle retail CNG pump may shut down

By Amy Hamilton

Three years ago in March, the fanfare was nearly deafening when Kirk Swallow opened a compressed natural gas pump at his Rifle Shell station. The effort was heralded as a long-awaited shift to the green side, embracing a locally produced and ...

Some limitations, but advantages, to private-use CNG

By Amy Hamilton

Realtor Dale Beede kind of regrets trading in his Honda Civic CNG vehicle. At the time, he had amassed too many vehicles and reasoned he was using his half-ton pickup truck more than the Honda. “I’ve never had a more economical ...

Biz Buzz, May 25, 2014

By Staff

Each year, oil and natural gas producers spend an average of 10 to 14 cents per gallon to purchase water, and each year between 20 billion and 40 billion gallons are trucked away from drill sites for disposal, according to a new, local ...


9 Rifle grads eye second diplomas

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — For nine of the 139 Rifle High School 2014 graduates who received their diplomas Saturday, it won’t be the last diploma they’re counting on receiving this year. The nine also are the first Rifle graduates to also be ...


Plateau Valley graduates ‘family’ of seniors

By Greg Ruland

McKayla Bieser, also known as Mackie, became the fourth generation of Biesers to graduate Plateau Valley High School, one of 19 seniors to turn the tassel during an emotional ceremony Saturday at the school near Collbran. Family ties defined ...


Young Grand Valley graduate is a big achiever

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — It’s impressive enough that Grand Valley High School’s 2014 class valedictorian, Mara Mayfield, already has earned dozens of hours of college credit and will be attending Colorado School of Mines on a full-tuition ...


Pick a base

By Tim Harty

Brayden Young latched onto the line drive, then needed a second to figure out what to do. The freshman relief pitcher finally looked toward first base, saw the runner who had gotten halfway to second base was late in breaking back to the bag, ...


Midland’s Prescott shows speed, power

By Matt Meyer

Blaine Prescott has the speed to leg out an infield single. The Midland College (Texas) second baseman has the speed to easily steal second base. And he showed Saturday he also has the speed to beat out a potential double play. But it ...


Blinn’s Stuart shines in JUCO debut

By Dale Shrull

Stephen Stuart had a pretty good game for Blinn College (Texas). The freshman left-fielder hit two home runs and made a diving catch to end a potential rally in the seventh to lead Blinn to a 7-4 win over Cochise College (Arizona) at the ...

ATV rider finds woman’s body near Basalt

By Staff

Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said it continues to investigate whether the unidentified body of a woman found near Basalt on Friday is that of Claudia Ruiz, 44, a woman last seen in Glenwood Springs on May 17. Family members of the ...

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