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Coroner ID's Accident Victim

Updated: 03/07/2009 - The Mesa County Coroner's Office says 49-year-old Quentin O. Spendrup was the victim of a fatal car crash at 23 and G Roads. Spendrup died instantly. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected during the collision.

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Statement From Halliburton District Manager Regarding Layoffs

Updated: 03/07/2009 - Halliburton Company officials have confirmed that they have reduced their Grand Junction workforce, but still haven't said exactly how many jobs were lost. Employees told 11 News there may have been hundreds laid off.

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Child Support Payments Plunging in Mesa County

Updated: 03/05/2009 - For 6,000 parents in Mesa County a child support check is often times something they can't live without. But in the last year the number of people who haven't made those payments has increase more than 150 percent.

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Employees: Halliburton layoffs in the hundreds

Updated: 12/30/2009 - Current and former Halliburton employees tell 11 News the company is making some big layoffs. They're estimating anywhere from 150 to 300 employees could lose their jobs today.

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Hazmat Spill in Rifle

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Crews on the scene of a hazmat spill on Colorado Highway 13 in Rifle have evacuated ten to 12 businesses. They say streets in the area of Railroad Avenue will be closed for the next four to six hours.

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2009 Drilling Forecast Grim

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Industry representatives with many of the area's major natural gas and oil companies stood up at Thursday's Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum in Rifle, Colorado with grim 2009 drilling projections.

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UPDATE: Halliburton Employees Being Laid Off As They Come To Work

Updated: 03/05/2009 - 11 News has received multiple phone calls from Halliburton employees this morning, saying they've been laid off. 11 News reporter Chiara Lotierzo is at the company's Clifton headquarters, she's been told there could be as many 150 people being laid off.

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Moonlight Snowshoeing

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Moonlight snowshoeing at Gateway Canyons Resort.

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"It Was Pretty Scary," Dad Comes Home to Backyard on Fire

Updated: 03/04/2009 - A close call for a Mesa County family on Wednesday as a fire burned right up to their backyard fence. We're hearing about their frightening fire fight and why fire officials say the fire could have been prevented.

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Montrose Medical Marijuana Man Moving Out

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Last month, we brought you the story of a Montrose man selling medicinal marijuana out of his home... last week, he was told he had to get out of the house.

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County Says Economic Storm Coming and They're Ready

Posted: 03/04/2009 - Foreclosure and unemployment rates are up and sales tax revenues are down. Despite all that Mesa County Commissioners say we are prepared to weather this economic storm.

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Fight Not Over For Strip Club

Updated: 03/04/2009 - A Grand Junction man has filed an appeal with the city over a decision to let a strip club move forward with plans to get a liquor license.

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Cow Power Will Help 'Fuel' Xcel

Posted: 03/04/2009 - Cow manure and other agricultural waste will be used to produce methane gas for use at Xcel energy's St. Vrain natural gas-fired electrical generating plant.

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Crash Victim's Friends, Adopted Family Speak Out

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The tragic events over the weekend has left one family devastated and shocked. 11 News spoke to Sara Hernandez, who says she's Boetel's adopted sister. Hernandez wanted to share memories and send a stern message about the dangers of drinking and driving.

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Save Money On Your Insurance

Updated: 03/03/2009 - As states and cities look to tighten their budgets and save some money, you might be doing the same. And one place to trim some spending might be your insurance.

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Smart Limits, Limiting Kids

Updated: 03/03/2009 - It's something some teens describe as addictive as drugs or alcohol, its online social networking sites, and now modern technology is making it easier than ever for teens to log on. Now one cell phone company is putting the control back in parents' hands.

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City Officials Make Cuts, Adjustments to 2009 Budget

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The City of Grand Junction says it's seen a 10% decrease in sales tax dollar just in the first two months of 2009. With more signs that things will get worse before they get better, officials say now is the time to make adjustments to the city budget.

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