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Williams assessed record fine in Prather case

By Dennis Webb

State regulators today unanimously signed off on a record $423,300 fine against Williams for benzene contamination of a spring that led to a man becoming ill in 2008. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission acted in a case that came ...

Bennet versus Buck

By The Daily Sentinel

Voters will have a clear choice in the U.S. Senate race this fall. On the one side is incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, who was appointed to his seat two years ago. President Barack Obama stumped for him, and he worked in Washington ...

Report says Xcel, contractor ignored worker safety

By The AP

DENVER — A draft report on a tunnel fire that killed five workers at a Colorado hydroelectric plant accuses Xcel Energy and contractor RPI Coating of ignoring worker safety. It says that a lack of planning for hazardous work and ...

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Recovery expected for police dog in scrap with alleged burglar

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction police trained German Shepherd, “Oldo,” is expected to make a full recovery after authorities allege a burglary suspect tried to drown the dog in a confrontation Wednesday night. Richard Stieb, 38, was booked into ...

Rig count grows slightly

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Thirty-five rigs now are operating in the Piceance Basin as Colorado is poised to issue 6,500 permits to drill this year, officials said. “We continue to have a pretty consistent high level of activity at this point,” Thom Kerr, ...

Police: Man’s body recovered under bridge

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction Police Department late Wednesday said a man’s body was recovered from the Colorado River near the Fifth Street bridge. Authorities early on said they didn’t know whether the body was that of a male or female. ...

2 million tons taken from Moab waste pile

By The AP

MOAB — EnergySolutions Inc. says it is about a month ahead of schedule in its efforts to clean up uranium tailings from a bank of the Colorado River near Moab. The Salt Lake City-based company says it has removed 2 million tons from a ...

Bennet, Romanoff make nice before fall campaign

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet survived a bruising primary challenge this week. But he can’t afford any disaffected Democrats as he turns his sights to what promises to be an intense race this fall against Republican Ken ...

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Body in river a crime scene

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A passerby Wednesday evening discovered a body in the Colorado River south of downtown Grand Junction in a scene police are calling “suspicious.” Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras said the passerby spotted ...

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GOP voter desertion fuels Tancredo

By Charles Ashby

Turnout in Tuesday’s primary reached an impressive 48 percent statewide for the Republican Party, but one-tenth of those voters didn’t bother to vote when they came to the section of the ballot to pick a candidate for ...

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