Councilors explain actions

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Duncan McArthur, left, and other members of the Grand Junction City Council hold a midday meeting on Monday to discuss their reasoning for extending a severance package deal as part of former city manager Rich Englehart’s resignation in late June.

Englehart deal was ‘good as it was going to get,’ one says

In an unusual midday meeting Monday, Grand Junction’s city councilors attempted to discuss their reasoning for extending a severance package deal to former city manager Rich Englehart.
The meeting was suggested by City Attorney John Shaver last week after city officials realized a taped executive session June 20 — where the discussion is alleged to have initially took place — was not actually recorded, either because of malfunctioning equipment or the tape was turned off.

Suits filed against 2 coal firms

Two lawsuits allege that coal companies with mines in western Colorado have caused participants in their retirement plans to lose tens of millions of dollars in funds because the companies offered their own stock as an investment option even as the companies and industry have been financially reeling.

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