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Telluride snowboarding event jolt ski-season economy

By Dave Buchanan

The economic ripples from the 2009 Snowboardcross World Cup races this weekend at Telluride aren’t confined to businesses lining the narrow San Miguel River valley. As businesses in Telluride count the reasons they are happy to host ...

Valley Investments trio indicted

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The owner of failed Valley Investments is to appear in federal court today in Grand Junction to answer charges in connection with the failure of a company that authorities allege operated as a Ponzi scheme. The failure of Valley Investments ...

EPA finds humans guilty of expelling hazardous waste

By Rick Wagner

I’m not sure the exact day I came to realize I was hazardous waste, but I’m sure it was after the head of the Environmental Protection Agency announced that she was going to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant. The realization that ...

District should save the experienced

By Staff

School District 51 is trying to work its way through the unenviable process of cutting its current budget and looking ahead to cuts in the 2010–2011 budget. All the usual methods of rescuing budgets are now in play, from clamping down ...

Cost savings is essential in health care debate

By Staff

Colorado’s senators, Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, are laudably saying that they want the health care legislation working its way through Congress not to increase the deficit. It would be better to hear them talk about ways of actually ...

Celebrate season with Christmas Bird Count

By Dave Buchanan

New math: What do you get when you divide 19 into one? A Christmas Bird Count, of course. The Grand Valley Audubon Society has portioned its single, 15-mile Christmas Bird Count circle into 19 pieces, and there’s one waiting for ...

Snow goose identification worth a gander

By Dave Buchanan

Name that snow goose. There are three species of light goose that often are referred to as “snow goose:” the Ross’s goose, the lesser snow goose and the greater snow goose. And the snow goose itself has two different color ...


Plentiful snow geese nuisance for some, good hunting for others

By Dave Buchanan

“These damn geese, they pretty hard to fool.” Spoken in the cadenced patois of Cajun Louisiana, the ghost words hang like smoke on a frosty morning in late December. Tommy Redbone, camouflaged head-to-toe in what he called his ...


Vegas, Dallas flights boost passenger numbers

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction Regional Airport is on track for another record year. If 686 people fly in December, the airport will break last year’s record of 211,917 passengers on scheduled commercial flights. Last December, 19,662 people boarded ...

Police Blotter, Dec. 16, 2009

By Staff

Fake-lawyer suspect A Parachute man who previously was convicted of impersonating a lawyer was arrested Monday on a warrant alleging the same crime, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Leonard George Wilson, 60, was ...

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