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Lawmakers: Delay Oil and Gas Rules

Updated: 03/09/2009 - More than a dozen lawmakers are asking Governor Bill Ritter to delay implementing oil and gas rules scheduled to go into effect next month.

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The Ripple Effect: New Construction

Updated: 03/08/2009 - In today’s tough economic times, a decrease in new construction around the grand valley is taking a toll on many. This change in the construction industry is having a ripple effect that touches every entity catering to new building.

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Can't Buy? Try Remodeling!

Updated: 03/07/2009 - More and more people are finding their living on a tighter budget today, many can't afford that brand new dream home. There is a way, however, to transform your house now, for less.

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City Creates Stimulus Team

Updated: 03/07/2009 - As the $787 billion economic stimulus plan begins to take effect, many are left wondering how all that money will get from DC to their home towns. To help tackle that question, the City of Grand Junction has formed a team that will spend the coming weeks trying to answer it.

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Thirty Crashes at Same Intersection in Nine Years

Posted: 03/06/2009 - 11 News has learned the deadly crash at 23 and G roads last night is one of thirty accidents at that intersection in the last nine years and the third fatal crash.

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Economy Trickling into Tourism, GJ Visitor's Bureau Expecting Slower Year

Posted: 03/06/2009 - The Grand Junction Visitor's and Convention Bureau is preparing for a slower year because of the ailing economy. They've just released their tourism projection for this year and although they're expecting less national travelers, they're hoping for more sightseers a little closer to home.

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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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