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XTO purchase bodes well for Western Slope

By Staff

ExxonMobil’s acquisition of XTO Energy Inc. in a $41 billion deal strikes a much-needed chord of cheer in what has so far been a dreary winter. ExxonMobil, the world’s largest energy company, apparently is looking to cement that ...


WILLIAMS POLLUTION CONTROL

Oil, gas air rules drifting

By Dennis Webb

When it comes to how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates oil and gas industry air pollution, the agency “has been invigorated, to say the least,” environmental advocate Jeremy Nichols says. Change is in the air regarding ...


Exxon’s move ‘good signal’ for gas firms

By Staff

In a move seen as a vote of confidence in the future of America’s natural gas industry, ExxonMobil said Monday it plans to acquire XTO Energy Inc. in a $41 billion deal. Both companies have operations in western Colorado’s ...


County nixes public hearings for subdivisions

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Mesa County developers and property owners who want to subdivide their land and build homes or a business on it will soon be able to skip a series of public hearings and have their projects approved administratively. County commissioners ...


Bullet fired into ex-cop’s apartment

By Amy Hamilton

A former Grand Junction police officer was sitting at his computer in his Clifton apartment Sunday night when a bullet blew through a shared wall and whizzed about 2 feet over his head, according to an arrest affidavit. Courtney Crooks, 24, ...


Airport rides out turbulence

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 ...


Humans affect climate on small scale in backyard

By Staff

Not a day goes by that we don’t hear about the global climate. There is concern that the average temperature of Earth may be changing based on human activities. Whether or not this is the case, it is true that human activities can ...


‘Tis the season to de-stress

By Sheri Fisher

“I love the holidays, but this year I feel really stressed,” Diana said as we started our coaching session. Diana came to life coaching to help herself get in shape. During our time together we had created a vision of what she ...


Health Briefs, Dec. 15, 2009

By Staff

Mental health group sponsors classes The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Colorado and its Western Slope office are sponsoring a free, 12-week course for families with adults living with mental illness. Classes start Jan. 26. For ...


Funding woes plague Marillac Clinic

By Amy Hamilton

A bust in the local economy in the 1980s created a need for affordable health care for working class families. From that need, Marillac Clinic was created in 1988. Marillac is a nonprofit clinic providing health services to low-income ...


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