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7 hrs ago | KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Time to talk coal in Mesa County

Lindsey Pallares joined the KKCO News Team in March of 2014, and couldn't be more excited to make the beautiful Western Slope her new home! A prospective coal mine land lease near Garfield and Mesa counties raises economic and environmental questions among Western Slope community members and one Grand Valley group aims to deliver some answers.

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Related Topix: Mesa County, CO, Fruita, CO, Mesa, CO

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

Caverns owners plan iron springs redevelopment

A rendering of Steve Beckley and Iron Mountain Hot Springs LLC's concept plans for the old iron springs property, showing a series of pools on the sloped hillside below the main building.

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Related Topix: Glenwood Springs, CO, Carbondale, CO

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Denver Post

Roan deal won't cost towns

At the base of the Roan Plateau, dozens of gas wells dot the landscape southwest of Rifle in 2007.

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Related Topix: Rifle, CO, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Carbondale, CO

Vail Daily News

Politicians visit Minturn-based energy company

State senators Pat Steadman, center, and Rollie Heath, center left, talk with employees of Active Energies who highlight recent solar energy upgrades the town of Vail has been using in the sunny summer months at the Lionshead parking structure.

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Related Topix: Minturn, CO, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Vail, CO, Eagle County, CO

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

Fair Excellence

As the Garfield County Fair wraps up today, the fair board and those who attended say it's been another successful year.

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Related Topix: New Castle, CO

Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

Glenwood Ridge developer pulls annexation request

The open fields that now make up the former Bershenyi and Martino ranches along lower Four Mile Road will stay that way for a while longer, after a developer withdrew plans Thursday to annex 506 acres for a 413-home development.

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Related Topix: Glenwood Springs, CO

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

County clerk's bookkeeper charged with embezzling $194K

Robin McMillan, 51, of Rifle has been charged with embezzling nearly $200,000 from the Garfield County Clerk's & Recorder's Office, where she was employed as the primary bookkeeper.

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Related Topix: Rifle, CO, Glenwood Springs, CO

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Denver Post

Officials in GarfieldCo bust large party on Forest Service land

Authorities in Garfield County broke up a large party on federal land Saturday night that involved alleged underage drinking, marijuana use and a large bonfire, the county sheriff's office said.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

Valley View apparent suicide victim ID'd as Carbondale man

The Garfield County Coroner has identified the victim of an apparent suicide on Monday at Valley View Hospital as Eric Knurr, 49, most recently of Carbondale.

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Related Topix: Carbondale, CO, Psychology, Science

Thu Jul 31, 2014

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

steveking

Colorado Ethics Watch called on State Sen. Steve King, R-Mesa County, to resign Thursday after he was indicted on three felony and two misdemeanor charges related to alleged theft of public funds and falsifying records.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Mesa County, CO, Grand Junction, CO

Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

Castle Valley residents prefer open space to solar

More than 100 town residents made it clear they want to preserve their open space in the Castle Valley Ranch subdivision, and that's what they told town council members in no uncertain terms at a workshop meeting Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, New Castle, CO, Solar Energy

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

We're listening

In 2007, the Garfield County Libraries conducted six community meetings to understand what our users were looking for in the new library facilities.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Glenwood Springs, CO, Rifle, CO, New Castle, CO, Parachute, CO

Vail Daily News

Carjacker to serve 20 years in prison

Forest Mangus admitted he stole a car and robbed a motel, both at gunpoint, and will spend 20 years in prison reconsidering his life choices.

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Related Topix: Eagle, CO, Gypsum, CO, Glenwood Springs, CO

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