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Water bounty dries up, prompting new releases

By Gary Harmon

Summer arrived a bit late water-wise, but the rest of the year looks to be hot and dry, even though it began cold and wet. The Bureau of Reclamation today is releasing more water from Crystal Dam to boost fast-falling flows in the lower ...


District schools set policy for meal assistance

By Staff

Policy guidelines that determine the eligibility of District 51 students for free or reduced-priced meals during the 2016-17 school year were announced by the district Thursday. School officials said the following household size and yearly ...


House measure 
would protect 
rights to water

By Gary Harmon

A measure by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., that would protect state-issued water rights against federal taking is included in an appropriations measure now headed to the Senate. Passage of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies ...


Blotter, July 15, 2016

By Staff

Check fraud is alleged A 35-year-old woman accused of stealing another woman’s checkbook and writing herself phony checks is facing 28 felony counts of identity theft and forgery. Melissa Ann Hall, who was arrested on a warrant ...


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2 badly hurt in I-70 crash

By Rachel Sauer

Two people were in serious condition Thursday afternoon after the Honda sedan they were in crashed into the back of a traffic control truck near mile marker 31 on westbound Interstate 70. Both westbound lanes of the interstate were closed ...


Local Briefs, July 15, 2016

By Staff

Sheep Day outing scheduled Aug. 2 The annual Sheep Day outing will be from 10 a.m. to 
1 p.m. Aug. 2, offering a trip in the scenic San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado to visit sheep ranchers in an “Open Camp” ...


Drilling near high school in Parachute questioned

By Dennis Webb

A western Garfield County school district expects to be asking a number of questions in coming weeks and months in response to a proposal by Ursa Resources to drill for natural gas about 750 feet from Grand Valley High School in ...


Monument may double fees in 2017

By Mike Wiggins

You may have to dig a little deeper into your pocket next year to enjoy the red rock canyons and spires of Colorado National Monument. Entrance fees at the monument would double in most cases in 2017 under a National Park Service proposal. ...


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2 convicted of poaching still at work; under review

By Charles Ashby

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting an investigation into two of its Fruita workers who were sentenced for poaching earlier this week. But what could happen to the two men, Thad Bingham and Brian Scheer, is unknown. “The ...


Death notices, July 15, 2016

By Staff

■ June Alstatt Barnes, 92, Grand Junction, died July 13, 2016, at the Courtyard Care Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. July 22 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will be at 10 a.m. July 23 at the mortuary. She was a ...


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