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Fearing ‘Black Sunday,’ Rifle urges oil shale caution

By Dennis Webb

A city that was hard-hit by the oil shale boom and bust of the early 1980s is urging the federal government to take a conservative approach to commercial development of the resource. The city of Rifle’s position stands in stark contrast ...


Koch land swap gets endorsement from Delta panel

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A proposed land swap in the North Fork Valley won the support of the Delta County Commission, making it the second county to back the deal. All three Delta County commissioners signed a letter of support for the trade, which billionaire ...


Bureau gives green light to Ridgway hydropower project

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Construction of a hydropower project at Ridgway Dam will have no significant impact on the environment and won’t affect recreational users of the reservoir behind the dam, the Bureau of Reclamation has determined. With the finding, made ...


Death notices, Dec. 24, 2011

By Staff

Argument over woman Russell Henry Johnson, 67, pointed a .25 caliber handgun at a man and woman in a Grand Junction home at 120 Red Mesa Heights Road, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Johnson was intoxicated, so it ...


Rim Rock Drive reopened after snow closure

By Staff

The upper section of Rim Rock Drive from DS Road to Independence Monument Overlook has been reopened to all traffic. The road had been closed because of adverse driving conditions from snow and ice. Employees of Colorado National Monument ...


Email letters, Dec. 23, 3011

By Staff

No commercial flights, no TSA In Amy Hamilton’s article regarding the brouhaha at the airport, she wrote that the Airport Authority must control access to the airport or risk the federal government (TSA) discontinuing commercial ...


Moose prowl streets of Steamboat Springs

By The AP

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A moose and her two calves are drawing crowds in a Colorado ski resort as they lick parked vehicles for the salt on them. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the moose have been spotted tasting the sides of an ...


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ONE BOOK: Get to know the ‘Rules of Civility’

By Melinda Mawdsley

It only took one novel for Amor Towles to make an impression. With his debut title, “Rules of Civility,” Towles has found himself the man behind the One Book, One Mesa County selection for 2012. A New York City transplant, Towles ...


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PORTRAIT GALLERY: Cynthia Duff

By Staff

By MELINDA MAWDSLEY Cynthia Duff may be one of the few people who look at wood and see a moldable, blank canvas. Duff’s wood paintings, molded into arcs, are perhaps what she is most famous for producing. And they are, interestingly ...


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Murphey returns to Avalon with Cowboy Christmas show

By Staff

By Tammy Gemaehlich Celebrate a Cowboy Christmas with multiple Grammy-nominee Michael Martin Murphey on Friday, Dec. 23, at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m. “I love putting ...


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