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    Room for growth in local lodging?

    Travelers coming to the Grand Valley might find lodging options besides the standard hotel, motel or bed and breakfast. Short-term vacation rentals could soon be available in both Palisade...

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    New hire stood out, panel says

    Frank Whidden, Mesa County’s deputy administrator for resource management and finalist for the soon-to-be-open position of Mesa County administrator, said Tuesday he plans to have a...

  • Blotter, Nov. 26, 2014

    Man jailed in gun incident A Palisade man was arrested Monday on allegations he pointed a handgun at another motorist while driving in the area of West First Street and Majestic Court. A...

  • Flu season here; 1st local patient in hospital

    Lab tests released today confirmed a person admitted to an area hospital last week was sick with complications from the flu — the first case of hospitalization in Mesa County since...

  • County officials massage purchasing policy

    Changes in Mesa County’s purchasing policy are likely to come with a caveat that new procedures follow close behind. Staff briefed Mesa County commissioners Monday on potential...

  • Zephyr route
to detour 
through Wyo.

    Amtrak California Zephyr passengers headed to Grand Junction continued to be detoured through Wyoming Tuesday and early Wednesday, after a rockslide Sunday forced the closure of tracks in...

  • Getting It Right, Nov. 26, 2014

    A story on page 2A Tuesday should have said a Union Pacific train was derailed west of Kremmling just after midnight Sunday. ...


  • Thomas Cook shares tumble as CEO quits

    LONDON (AP) — Thomas Cook Chief Executive Harriet Green has stepped down in a surprise move that wiped off around a fifth of the market value from the U.K.-based travel operator.

  • EU proposes $380 billion investment plan

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive is proposing a 315-billion euro ($380 billion) investment plan to boost the bloc's flagging economy, a scheme whose success will depend on leveraging 21 billion euros in guarantees and seed money to attract private funds.

  • IMF says Egypt's economy starting to recover

    CAIRO (AP) — An International Monetary Fund official says that Egypt's economy has begun to recover after four years of slow activity.

  • Putin's tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China

    BEIJING (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on the edge.

  • Black Friday gun buys test background check system

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases.

  • Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him.

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

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  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

  • Tough to make a case against police in shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of bringing criminal charges against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case.

  • Holder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."

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