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Grand Junction hiker reportedly dies in Utah

By Staff

A Grand Junction man has died while hiking in Owl Canyon in San Juan County, Utah, according to a report in The Salt Lake Tribune. The San Juan County, Utah, Sheriff’s Department was unable to confirm the death of John Slay to The ...

Williams drilling business to be called WPX Energy

By Dennis Webb

The largest natural gas producer in northwest Colorado’s Piceance Basin will go by the new name of WPX Energy Inc. Williams, which earlier this year said it planned to split into two companies, said in a recent news release it has ...

Montrose utility putting power plant in Ridgway Dam

By William Woody

MONTROSE — An effort to retrofit the Ridgway Dam so it can produce hydroelectric power by late 2014 is under way. Tri-County Water in Montrose has obtained a permit from the Bureau of Reclamation, Mike Berry of Tri-County Water said. ...

Coal mine proposal faces slew of hurdles

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If everything were to work as Oxbow Mining could hope, the 360 miners would dredge out the last of the Elk Creek Mine’s recoverable coal in 2017, then show up the next day in a new mine, one under Oak Mesa north of Hotchkiss. It’s ...

Ritter: Fracking debate muddies view of natural gas

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The fight over fracking marks a sharp departure in the way natural gas is being viewed by environmental organizations, which have stepped up battles against a fuel once hailed as a bridge to a future of renewable energy. Hydraulic fracturing ...


Mavs top Nebraska-Kearney to win first RMAC tourney title since 2006

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Greg Anderson remembers what it feels like at the bottom of the dogpile. The senior right fielder hung back a little Sunday afternoon at Suplizio Field as the Mesa State College baseball team celebrated a 6-5 victory over Nebraska-Kearney in ...

Blotter, May 16, 2011

By Staff

Boys issued summonses Two known boys were issued summonses Thursday on suspicion of trespassing. Grand Junction police officers arrested and released the juveniles after an investigation led them to suspect the boys trespassed at 235 Linden ...

Getting It Right, May 16, 2011

By Staff

A story on pages 1A and 5A Sunday about the murder of Deborah Tomlinson included a statement from her father, Jim Tomlinson, that he received a phone call in 2009 from Barbara Rippy, the mother of 1975 murder victim Linda Benson. Jim Tomlinson ...

Death Notices, May 16, 2011

By Staff

Thelma E. Cheatham, 86, Grand Junction, died May 13, 2011, at Hospice Care Center. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Martin Mortuary Chapel, followed by burial at Orchard Mesa Cemetery. Ms. Cheatham was a cook for the ...

Frank McNulty

Feud partial product of party rivalries

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—Senate presidents and House speakers in the Colorado Legislature traditionally don’t get along. But Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont, and House Speaker Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, really don’t get ...

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