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Shooting details hazy; 2 victims still in hospital

By Paul Shockley

Two of the five men who were shot early Sunday at a Fruitvale home were listed in fair condition Tuesday, according to a St. Mary’s Hospital spokeswoman. The five, who range in age from 16 to 22, were wounded around 2:15 a.m. at a party ...


Grand Junction girls basketball team hangs on to beat Rifle

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School girls basketball team kept a pesky Rifle team just far enough away Tuesday night to claim a 60-51 win. The Tigers never trailed, but also never had a comfortable lead in their second road win of the ...


If the kid is laughing, it must be an ice day

By Steve Beauregard

The morning starts at 2:17 a.m., when your baby’s loud shrieks fill the cold house. “This is going to be a good day,” you mutter as you get up and help your wife attempt to soothe her — assistance that is part parental ...


TABOR is an ideological fetish for governor candidate

By Bill Grant

In his Platform for Prosperity, GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis sets mutually exclusive goals. On one hand, he promises to “transform Colorado’s business climate so that our state is again a leader among the ...


Mute House measure on too-loud television

By Staff

Unemployment still is hovering over 10 percent in the United States. The country remains roiled over how to resolve the issues of high health care costs. Then there is the small matter of a war in Afghanistan, to say nothing of making sure ...


County streamlines planning process

By Staff

The Mesa County Commission moved Monday to lop three months off the time that uncontested land-subdivision applications linger before county officials, a move that seems obvious enough that we have to wonder why it took so long. But we applaud ...


XTO purchase bodes well for Western Slope

By Staff

ExxonMobil’s acquisition of XTO Energy Inc. in a $41 billion deal strikes a much-needed chord of cheer in what has so far been a dreary winter. ExxonMobil, the world’s largest energy company, apparently is looking to cement that ...


WILLIAMS POLLUTION CONTROL

Oil, gas air rules drifting

By Dennis Webb

When it comes to how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates oil and gas industry air pollution, the agency “has been invigorated, to say the least,” environmental advocate Jeremy Nichols says. Change is in the air regarding ...


Exxon’s move ‘good signal’ for gas firms

By Staff

In a move seen as a vote of confidence in the future of America’s natural gas industry, ExxonMobil said Monday it plans to acquire XTO Energy Inc. in a $41 billion deal. Both companies have operations in western Colorado’s ...


County nixes public hearings for subdivisions

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Mesa County developers and property owners who want to subdivide their land and build homes or a business on it will soon be able to skip a series of public hearings and have their projects approved administratively. County commissioners ...


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