Food for thought on gas

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WILLIAM WOODY/Special to the Sentinel—Brent Helleckson, shown in his vineyard at Stone Cottage Cellars in Paonia, has joined the fledgling advocacy group Colorado Farm and Food Alliance, one of several statewide groups that are calling for restrictions on oil and gas development, particularly the practice of fracking.

North Fork Valley growers, brewers unite over threat of fracking

Hoping to build on efforts to block oil and gas lease sales in the North Fork Valley, farmers, ranchers, brewers and restaurant owners have teamed up.
And they’re looking to go statewide.
The new group, Colorado Farm and Food Alliance, is trying to expand its membership — and influence — by telling Coloradans that the food they consume is only as good as the land and water around the farms that grow them.

Airport keeps its man, for now

The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority on Tuesday appointed the lone finalist for the airport manager’s job to the post on an interim basis, while also saying it would address concerns about its search process. Ben Johnson, the operations manager for the airport, agreed to the interim job after board Chairman Steve Wood said the board would “offer the opportunity for Ben to serve as interim manager.”

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