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Durango recycling center stops taking plastic

By The AP

DURANGO — Durango’s recycling center is no longer accepting plastic after some workers got sick after handling plastic crushed into bales. The Durango Herald reports that two workers needed medical attention because of plastic ...

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Convicted ex-DA turns self in before sentencing in felony case

By Paul Shockley

Convicted felon and former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra surrendered Tuesday night at the Montrose County Jail, revoking his own bond while awaiting sentencing in a bond-violation case. Serra, 49, arrived at the jail at 7 p.m. and ...

GJ police cite success of homeless team

By Amy Hamilton

It’s one success story that Grand Junction Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team, or HOT, would love to replicate again and again. For months, the officers in the three-person team responded to a report of a drunken, homeless ...

Restaurateur left employees, investors in lurch

By William Woody

MONTROSE — When restaurant creator, promoter and manager Anthony Damiano left Montrose last month, he left behind: a pair of restaurants delinquent in sales tax payments; unpaid workers; and local investors who say they feel blind-sided ...

Escaped killer ordered back to Florida

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Convicted murderer Frederick Barrett will be returning to prison in Florida some 32 years after his escape in 1979, a judge determined Wednesday. During the writ-of-habeas-corpus hearing, Barrett appeared in person for the ...

Death Notices, Sept. 8, 2011

By Staff

Lucy Maria Atencio, 82, Grand Junction, died Sept. 6, 2011, at La Villa Grande Care Center. Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Atencio was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Tony B.; three sons, John, Daniel and Julian, ...

Briefs, Sept. 8, 2011

By Staff

Gessler to speak to Redlands Rotary Scott Gessler, the secretary of state for Colorado, will be the featured speaker for Redlands Rotary during its noon luncheon Friday at the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa. Gessler will talk about issues on ...

Encana: Pipeline sale to free up money for local drilling

By Dennis Webb

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) says a plan to sell part of its Piceance Basin pipeline and compressor system doesn’t signal a slowdown in its local drilling operations, but rather frees up money to invest in them. Encana said Wednesday it ...

Police blotter, Sept. 8, 2011

By Staff

ATV wreck investigated The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible all-terrain-vehicle crash that happened Aug. 27 in the 2900 block of I-70 Business Loop. A woman was injured in the crash after the ATV she was ...

Group fights lease proposal for Thompson Divide land

By Dennis Webb

CARBONDALE — A proposed federal oil and gas leasing unit would drive a stake through the heart of efforts to protect some 220,000 acres between Glenwood Springs and McClure Pass from drilling, speakers told a Carbondale crowd Wednesday ...

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