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Boom and bust of the area uranium industry

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The uranium industry was born on the west end of Energy Alley, the run from Green River, Utah, to Rifle. It has burst into bloom and sputtered to obscurity more than once. Like the half-lives by which radiation is judged to decay, though, the ...

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‘Energy Alley’: Perhaps America’s most important stretch of space

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The vast stretch of rolling, sagebrush-plugged adobe and rock stretching from Green River, Utah, to Rifle looks little like a vast storehouse of energy. Appearances, however, are deceiving. In fact, the stretch along the cliffs across two ...

Fire leaves Fruita family homeless

By Tim Harty

Nathan and Heather Hanvey stood on a snowpacked Fruita street Wednesday night, thankful that what they were witnessing hadn’t happened in the middle of the night. After Lower Valley Fire Department firefighters finally extinguished the ...

Third defendant in Ponzi case appears in court

By Amy Hamilton

The last of three defendants indicted in the multimillion-dollar collapse of Valley Investments in Grand Junction is free after making her first appearance in federal court Wednesday to be advised of the charges she faces. About a dozen ...

Mesa County to consolidate its buildings

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Mesa County administrators are planning to consolidate several facilities and offices into one location, freeing up money that could allow them to accelerate a couple of capital projects and inject some work into a starving construction ...

Making quite a racquet: Racquetball program at Crossroads enjoying success

By Allen Gemaehlich

Rachel Smith first started playing racquetball when her older brother needed a doubles partner. She was interested, so she gave it a try. “I thought it was cool,” Smith said. “It was nerve-racking at first. The ball moves ...

Paonia man pleads not guilty to 1981 murder

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A Paonia man has pleaded not guilty to killing a miner who disappeared in 1981 while participating in a national protest over cuts in black lung disease benefits. Christopher Sorensen, 57, entered his plea to a single count of first-degree ...

December cracks top 10 snowiest list

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The latest storm to sock western Colorado pushed this December into the top 10 snowiest on record in Grand Junction, and another blast of arctic air moving in behind it will ensure the snow sticks around for a while. Grand Junction received ...

Police blotter: Dec. 24, 2009

By Staff

Truck hits bus, no injuries The driver of a pickup who hit a Grand Valley Transit bus on Wednesday afternoon was cited for drunken driving, according to Sgt. Dave Stassen of the Grand Junction Police Department. No injuries were reported by ...

Toys For Tots distributed

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Greg Merschel, coordinator of the local Marine Corps Toys For Tots program, saw the line of more than 400 people waiting to shop in the nonprofit’s overflowing gift store Wednesday as a true Christmas miracle. So did Cheryl Robinson, ...

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