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Soon after Wendi Robyn moved into her new house in Fruita, she dreamed about her son.She dreamed she was standing in the back yard of her new house by the fence.I felt someone come up behind me and put his arms around my waist like my son used to. I turned around and it was my son Taylor.Taylor DeMarco was 9 years old on July 20 when he was shot and killed. Fourteen-year-old Eric Stoneman is accused of killing DeMarco in a shooting that occurred at their friend Eric Wardes house in Battlement Mesa.Wednesday, Stoneman was bound over for trial on charges of first degree murder, reckless manslaughter, first degree assault and menacing with a deadly weapon. If he is found guilty of the first degree murder charge, he could face life in prison. His attorney, public defender Greg Greer, entered a plea of not guilty Wednesday.
BATTLEMENT MESA A handful of Battlement Mesa and area residents had plenty to say at the unveiling of a health risk assessment study Tuesday. The two-year study will determine if there are health risks associated with the oil and gas industry.Saccomano Research Institute in Grand Junction will conduct the study aided by Mesa State College environmental science professor Russell Walker.A $371,000 fine levied against EnCana last year will fund the $64,999 study. The record fine was imposed after natural gas from an EnCana well surfaced last year in West Divide Creek south of Silt. The bulk of the money is funding a hydrogeological study in the area of the seep.Tuesday, Dale Carson of Parachute played an ear-splitting tape of sounds of a producing well near her house. The constant sound and accompanying vibration has affected her health and that of her pet cat, she said.
Mike Mercatoris is hoping food really is the key to a mans and womans heart at Saturdays Sixth Annual Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest.Im just there to make new friends, said Mercatoris, co-owner of Zheng Asian Bistro, who will open a second location of his popular El Jebel restaurant in Glenwood Meadows in January. It will be laid back well hang out, drink some wine and meet some new people. It will be a lot of fun to see people who are already customers and meet new people.Mercatoris will attend his first Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts largest fundraiser of the year from 4-7 p.m. Saturday in the Devereux Room of the Hotel Colorado.This will be my first time participating. Weve donated food a couple of years, but Ive never been there, said Mercatoris, whose partner is Ming Zing Zheng, a Culinary Institute of America graduate and sushi chef. We definitely want people to wet their whistles, so to speak.The annual event, which will feature cooking demonstrations, live music and art, is also an opportunity for Zheng customers to try dishes not typically on the restaurants menu.
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PI Editorial: Despite recent setbacks, let’s not lose sight of a south escape route for Glenwood Springs
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