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Coalition offers $2.5 million to prevent drilling

By Dennis Webb

A group trying to stop oil and gas development on 220,000 acres west of Carbondale is offering energy companies about $2.5 million to cover their direct investments in undeveloped leases.  The Thompson Divide Coalition today said the ...

Vail Resorts to add Tahoe’s Kirkwood Mountain Resort

By Dave Buchanan

Vail Resorts, Inc, announced Wednesday its plans to purchase Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe, Cal. The resort would become Vail’s third ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area and seventh resort in all. The company already owns Heavenly ...

Conservation areas focus of lecture series

By Dave Buchanan

Mystery, secrets, skull-duggery. Hey, Oprah has nothing on western Colorado. The cultural history of the Colorado Plateau sees the light Thursday when Colorado Canyons Association, Museum of Western Colorado and the Dominguez Archaeological ...


All kids welcome to ski in ‘Children’s Race’

By Dave Buchanan

The red, white and blue will be hoisted high over Grand Mesa on March 3, but it’s not what you think. This particular red, white and blue denote the Norwegian national colors, raised to mark the 10th annual Barneløpet, the ...


Wine Openers: Cold temps welcomed by grape growers

By Dave Buchanan

Sunday’s snowstorm and cold temperatures may have come as a shock to those already thinking spring had arrived in the Grand Valley, but it was a good thing for the area’s grape crop. While the moisture was needed, it’s the ...


No trespassing: Hunter keeps property boundaries in his sights

By Dave Buchanan

It happens to every hunter and angler: A trip is ruined when an illegal gate, fence or “No Trespassing” sign prevents access to public land. In most cases, the hunter or angler gives up and goes elsewhere, which is just what the ...

Health Briefs, Feb. 28, 2012

By Staff

‘Walk From Obesity’ set for March 24 The “Walk From Obesity” will take place March 24 at Eagle Rim Park on Orchard Mesa. The walk is intended to raise awareness of obesity and support education, prevention, research ...

Tip-off set for Grand Junction girls game

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The Grand Junction High School girls basketball team will play in the second round of the Class 5A state tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grand Junction High School, the school announced. The Tigers (19-4), seeded third, will play the winner ...

Stranded teens burn snowmobile to survive blizzard

By The Associated Press

CRAIG — Three teenagers stuck for a night in a blizzard survived by burning what they could, including their snowmobile. The three teens got stuck in the Routt National Forest during a snowmobiling trip. According to KUSA-TV, Justin ...

Three hurt when home explodes near Durango

By The Associated Press

DURANGO — Three people have been injured after a home exploded near Durango while a gas leak was being investigated. La Plata County sheriff’s spokesman Nathan Harris said Wednesday the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District ...

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