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District 51 to seek bond and levy hike

By Erin McIntyre

The District 51 School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to ask voters to approve two ballot questions totaling more than $120 million in funding. The $118.5 million bond question will ask voters to fund several projects including $40 ...


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By Charles Ashby

The state’s revenue might have been much higher if numerous Colorado taxpayers hadn’t chosen to delay earning income from investment gains in hopes of favorable changes in the federal tax code, state economists told legislators ...


Lawmakers reject request by guv 
to direct money to Energy Office

By Charles Ashby

On a 3-3 party-line vote, the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee rejected the governor’s request Tuesday to get money for the Colorado Energy Office. During this year’s legislative session, lawmakers opted not to spend the ...


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Sheriff, DA hit up Republicans for support on sales tax increase

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis and District Attorney Dan Rubinstein have been busy of late talking to as many groups as they can about the need for a special sales tax increase to help fund their public safety departments. The two GOP elected ...


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Lieutenant governor: Cattlemen should be proud

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s farmers and ranchers may be going through some difficult times at the moment, but they should be proud of how much the agricultural industry means to the state’s economy. That according to Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, who came ...


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Dem guv
 hopefuls 
pledge 
fuel goals

By Charles Ashby

President Donald Trump’s announcement last week that he would keep the nation out of the Paris Climate Accord has impacted next year’s race for governor, at least among Democrats. While U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter said he would have ...


Interior secretary: Bears Ears should be ‘right-sized’

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended Monday that President Donald Trump reverse his predecessor and reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. In an interim report that Trump ordered to review Antiquities ...


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Council pursues feasibility grant for a rec center

By Amy Hamilton

The Grand Junction City Council wanted to see support for a community recreation center. They got it Monday night. With about 100 backers ranging from young people to retirees packing council chambers and $25,000 in contingent grant funding, ...


Proposed budget puts focus on energy sector

By Gary Harmon

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the Bureau of Land Management anticipates spending more on coal, natural gas and oil and less on solar and wind energy. In all, the BLM would spend $11 million more in fiscal year 2018 than ...


Settle sage-grouse issues out of court, governor says

By Dennis Webb

While several northwest Colorado counties have sued the federal government over its efforts to protect greater sage-grouse, Gov. John Hickenlooper is trying to resolve state and local concerns through conversation rather than ...


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