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House nixes oil shale research subsidy

By Dennis Webb

A Democratic Colorado congressman Wednesday succeeded in convincing the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to strip a $25 million oil shale subsidy from an energy and water appropriations bill. The amendment by U.S. Rep. ...

Unaffiliated Gerow officially on ballot

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A second unaffiliated candidate for an open spot on the Mesa County Commission has won a spot on the ballot. Jana Bingham Gerow turned in 1,024 valid signatures, the elections division of the Mesa County Clerk’s Office said. Officials ...

No need to water every day, local expert says

By Amy Hamilton

Water restrictions in the Redlands are requiring hundreds of people to water lawns and gardens less frequently. Some plants such as tomatoes and other vegetables need a consistent amount of water. But overwatering gardens, lawns and trees can ...

Drought worsens: Colorado River flowing near 100-year low

By Matthew Berger

Drought conditions continued to worsen along the Western Slope in the last week as temperatures rose, river flows reached near-record lows and peak snowmelt became a distant memory. In the past week, Colorado River flows at the state line ...


Use it for fear of losing it?

By Amy Hamilton

Redlands residents who can use irrigation water only half the week are using more water during their allowed watering days than they might in a full week, according to the company that administers the water, creating shortages for users on the ...

GJ’s Burns taken by Rockies in round 37

By Nick Walter

Casey Burns was traveling on a bus to Denver with his Gene Taylor’s Baseball teammates when, in De Beque, his cell-phone service flashed back on and delivered a message on Twitter. The Grand Junction High School graduate had been ...


‘Dream come true’

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Jeff Popick knew it was a realistic possibility, but it still was surreal. The Colorado Mesa University outfielder and Denver-area native was drafted Wednesday by the Colorado Rockies in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball amateur ...

Longtime CWA player Rognmoe is back for more

By Nick Walter

Flowers and plants were the gift of choice. Or the advance apology. Bob Rognmoe and about a dozen Denver buddies would drive 250 miles each year for the Home Loan Colorado West Amateur golf tournament. The foliage was something like hush ...

Mesa men’s hoops team adds 5 players

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The Colorado Mesa University men’s basketball team added one point guard, one post player and three wing players in its 2012 recruiting class. “I’m pretty excited about this group,” associate head coach Andy Shantz ...

Gene Taylor’s baseball players hope to make good impressions

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For Marcus Wirth, this is his last opportunity to prove he can play. The Grand Junction High School graduate joined the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team this summer hoping to latch on to a college program in the ...

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