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Longer drilling permits a possibility

By Dennis Webb

State oil and gas regulators will formally consider an industry request that oil and gas drilling permits be made valid for two years instead of one. However, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff have recommended against ...

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BLM offers parcels near canyons

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is offering hundreds of acres next to McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area for oil and gas development, and is considering whether to lease thousands of acres in the same vicinity. The agency’s ...


Intense scene expected for state cross country

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State championships in any sport can be a high intensity scene. That might be best exemplified at the Class 5A-2A cross country state championships this Saturday at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins. “You see all these ...

Money pours in to GOP campaigns

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Josh Penry made the most of his Grand Junction hometown connections and Scott McInnis did the same with contacts he made around western Colorado, according to filings with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Penry and McInnis, ...

Ritter support for Salazar’s shale plans is right for western Colorado

By Bill Grant

Gov. Bill Ritter should be applauded for his support of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s plan to impose strict accountability rules for a new round of research and development leases for oil shale and his request for the Interior ...

Police Blotter, Oct. 27, 2009

By Staff

Two wanted in robbery Two men remain at large after robbing a Clifton gas station in the predawn hours Monday. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said the suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash ...

Man faces 16 to 30 years in double-fatal wreck

By Paul Shockley

A plea agreement formalized Monday calls for 16 to 30 years in prison for a man who caused a double-fatal drunken driving accident in February. Derrick Maxfield, 20, of Parachute, pleaded guilty to felony counts of vehicular homicide while ...

School Board candidate Rose Pugliese

By Emily Shockley

Age: 31 Hometown: Long Island, N.Y. Profession: Attorney Years in the Grand Valley: 2 1/2 Why she’s running: Pugliese said she’s always been interested in education and wanted to be a teacher before deciding to pursue a law ...

Ritter names replacement for Natural Resources chief

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter has turned to a familiar face to become his new natural resources chief, tapping a member of his own cabinet for the post. On Monday, Ritter named Jim Martin, executive director of the state Department of Public Health and ...

School board candidate Greg Mikolai profile

By Emily Shockley

Age: 48 Hometown: Wells, Minn. Profession: Television producer Years in the Grand Valley: 15 Why he’s running: Mikolai said he read no one was going to run for District E and decided to make sure the seat did not remain vacant ...

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