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Wineries are top draw

By Amy Hamilton

Over the years visitors have rated Grand Junction’s downtown core, the area’s wineries and Colorado National Monument — usually in that order — as their top three reasons for visiting the Grand Valley. A similar ...

Garfield backs short-term air-quality study by EPA

By Dennis Webb

A week after cutting short a health-impact study of proposed drilling in Battlement Mesa, the Garfield County Commission decided to back a more focused look at how air pollution from oil and gas drilling operations might affect that community ...

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Hobby Lobby to open its new store Monday

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Hobby Lobby will open its new Grand Junction store on U.S. Highway 6&50 on Monday, moving the arts and crafts retailer into a larger space and a higher-traffic area of town. The new 56,000-square-foot store adjacent to Lowe’s Home ...

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Jailed child-abuse suspect reported pregnant

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton woman suspected of inflicting multiple injuries on a young girl, including burning the child’s abdomen with a heated knife, is pregnant, her lawyer said Tuesday. Public Defender Matt Kellond said 39-year-old Dianeth Pittman ...

Lawmakers miss redistricting deadline

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Legislature’s attempt to draw new congressional districts went down in flames in a Senate committee Tuesday, sending the measure to the courts as a result. The instant the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs ...

Oxbow moves toward opening second mine

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Oxbow Mining LLC is looking at opening another mine on much-mined Oak Mesa in Delta County. Oxbow applied for permits to drill in the area to determine the amount of coal remaining on Oak Mesa. Oxbow is considering where to mine next after ...

Payday-loan measure alive as amendment to rules bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A failed measure that would have reversed tighter controls on fees that payday lenders can charge found new life Tuesday in an unexpected way. On the second to the last day of the 2011 session, Republicans who control the ...

Scott proposal on reform of oil, gas panel among bills expired at Capitol

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It will be too late for some ideas when the 2011 Legislature adjourns today. Several bills died Tuesday because lawmakers failed to debate them on the floor or even assign them to a committee for a hearing. Among them was the ...


Special Olympians hold nothing back

By Rachel Sauer

When it happened before, not very far into Daylon McCaskill’s 50-yard dash, the tumble was tremendous enough to leave a scar on the side of his face. His palms were hamburger, his knees a bloody mess, but he scrambled up and raced for ...

Blotter, May 11, 2011

By Staff

Guilty in sex assault Delta resident Todd Gipe, 38, pleaded guilty Monday to sexual assault on a child as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. Gipe originally was charged with three counts of sexual assault last year on a 15-year-old ...

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