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Closed mine north of Fruita tries to expand

By Dennis Webb

A company with a coal mine north of Fruita that was closed because of the shutdown of the Cameo Power Plant is continuing to seek approvals to add acreage to that mine and open a much bigger operation nearby. A subsidiary of Rhino Energy LLC ...

Grants awarded for river land purchase

By Staff

The Mesa Land Trust wasn’t the only group that recently won a Great Outdoors Colorado grant. The city of Delta received a $175,000 grant to purchase open-space land along the Gunnison River. Routt County was awarded nearly $488,000 to ...

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Shiver or roast? All in a normal year

By Rachel Sauer

In moments of extreme, or extreme-seeming weather, it’s possible and very, very common to think that never before has it been so cold/hot/windy/rainy/whatever. Remember Jan. 2 last year, when the temperature dipped to minus 9? Man, that ...

Blotter, Jan. 2, 2012

By Staff

Car injures pedestrian A pedestrian was hit by a car and seriously injured Sunday evening while crossing North Avenue near 23rd Street, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. About 5:40 p.m., a sedan heading east on North Avenue ...

Crime study: Grand Valley climbs in annual safety rankings

By Paul Shockley

An annual statistical analysis of crime ranks Grand Junction and Mesa County third safest among metropolitan areas in Colorado, trailing Greeley and Boulder. The “CQ Press City Crime Rankings 2011–2012” report, which was ...

New safety requirements put in place to keep athletes with concussions on sidelines

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Coaching and supervising youth sports will be much different now that a statewide law aimed to protect young athletes from head injuries is in effect. Any public or private school, club or recreation facility that sponsors youth athletic ...

Skyway Skuffle results, Jan. 1, 2012

By Staff

Skyway Skuffle Cross-Country Race December 31, 2011 Skyway, Grand Mesa 10K FREESTYLE 1 Terry Daley 32:12 2 Keegan Swirbul 32:43 3 Christie Aschwanden 32:51 4 Dustin Wanstrath 33:15 5 Russel Bollig 33:54 6 Mike Swanson 33:58 7 ...

Missing the green

By Amy Hamilton

The food and beverage vendor since April for the city-owned Tiara Rado and Lincoln Park golf courses spent the day Friday packing up and closing shop. Miles Blackford, who operated The Irons at Tiara Rado, said he wasn’t able to make a ...

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Student of the Week, Jan. 2, 2012

By Staff

GPA: 3.764 After-school activities: varsity volleyball, varsity basketball, varsity soccer, Advanced Leadership Team, Link Crew, National Honors Society, and Honors Lit 9 student mentor. Favorite book: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly ...

New law plows ahead to close agriculture property tax loophole

By Charles Ashby

County assessors are going to be busy this year trying to comply with a new law that went effect Jan. 1. The new law is designed to close at least part of a loophole in the state’s agricultural property tax laws. Farmers and ranchers ...

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