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GarCo board concerned about gas drilling near contaminated spring

By Staff

Garfield County commissioners may ask for a hearing before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission if the agency’s staff approves a proposed drilling permit near the site of the Prather cabin spring contamination. Commissioners ...

County says woman’s firing legal

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Mesa County commissioners are rejecting a former county employee’s claims that the county discriminated against her and fired her because of her race and age. Commissioners said any actions taken against the employee were lawful and ...

Death Notices, Jan. 19, 2010

By Staff

Joseph Herbert “Herb” Johns, 76, Grand Junction, died Jan. 14, 2010, at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Lynette Maynard of Canon City, Rene Myers ...

A pause; more work eyed on Mesa State construction projects

By Emily Shockley

Years of construction on the Mesa State College campus are about to come to an end. But that doesn’t mean the college is out of project ideas. In the past four years the college has opened new two residence halls and a classroom ...

Hunter bags lion that may have mauled dog

By Paul Shockley

A Lake City hunter on Friday shot a young mountain lion believed to have mauled a family dog last week on the outskirts of the small town. The licensed hunter, Jim Higgins, said he took aim Friday afternoon after stumbling across the lion as ...

Printed letters, Jan. 19

By Staff

As faith leaders from this region, we urge Congressman John Salazar to make affordable coverage for families his top health care priority. Our faith requires that we speak out with one voice to advocate for “the least of these,” ...

Horse problem: Abandonment up in rough times

By Amy Hamilton

Brand inspector Mike Walck won’t soon forget one of the worst cases of animal cruelty he has seen. In mid-November, between Rulison and Parachute, someone shot a horse in the head, leaving the gray gelding in his late teens or early 20s ...

RMAC College Basketball Standings, Jan. 19, 2010

By Staff

RMAC Men’s Standings West Division RMAC Overall W L Pct. W L Pct. Mesa State 7 0 1.000 13 1 .929 Fort Lewis 6 1 .857 12 3 .800 Western N.M. 5 2 .714 6 8 .429 CSU-Pueblo 4 3 .571 9 5 .643 N.M. Highlands 3 4 .429 9 6 .600 Adams ...

Officials see need for Health Department offices in Lower Valley

By Amy Hamilton

Fruita Mayor Ken Henry said he often has been asked why the Mesa County Health Department needs to duplicate services it offers in Grand Junction. If finding transportation was a problem for some folks, they should take the bus, Henry was ...

Haiti shoe drive draws many donors

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A shoe store’s drive for shoes for earthquake victims in Haiti has brought out souls as it has gathered soles. “I can’t tell you how many people have come in here in tears” bearing shoes, sandals and any other variety ...

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