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State Senate candidates differ on funding for transportation projects

By Charles Ashby

Transportation issues and how to pay for road improvements was a major topic of discussion Saturday between the two candidates for Senate District 8 at the 2016 Club 20 Candidate Debates and Fall Conference. Sen. Randy Baumgardner, the ...


Energy, roads topics at Club 20

By Gary Harmon

An accommodating Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper heard a litany of Western Slope complaints and concerns Friday at the Club 20 Fall meeting, agreeing to several requests that he intercede on behalf of struggling ...


House leader gets an earful on economic development

By Charles Ashby

The woman who could be the state’s next speaker of the Colorado House was impressed with what Grand Junction economic development officials have been doing over the past year or so. House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, said ...

Tipton ad: Schwartz is enemy of coal

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton came out swinging Thursday in his first advertisement against his Democratic opponent Gail Schwartz for the 3rd Congressional District. In the ad, Tipton said Schwartz voted against her constituents when she sponsored a ...

Trump backer to speak after Club 20 debate

By Gary Harmon

A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump will have the stage alone at the end of the Club 20 debates on Saturday night. U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican, will speak at 8:30 p.m. for an hour after the end ...

Governments anxious about Grand County energy leasing plan

By Dennis Webb

Grand County commissioners are expressing “great concerns” to the Bureau of Land Management about a proposal to lease some 27,500 acres for oil and gas development just west of Granby, the western portal to Rocky Mountain National ...

Club 20 debates kick off Saturday

By Gary Harmon

The 2016 election season kicks off Saturday with the Club 20 fall debates at Two Rivers Convention Center. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican, and state Sen. Gail Schwartz, a Democrat, will debate for the first time at 5:30 p.m. The two are ...

Senate hopeful won’t speak at Club 20 meeting

By Gary Harmon

The Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Colorado wants on the dais at Club 20’s biennial debates, but the West Slope lobbying and promotional organization said the Libertarian Party has too few members. So Libertarians are ...

Grand Junction moves toward foreign trade zone

By Amy Hamilton

A plan to apply for a foreign trade zone in Grand Junction that could include areas of Delta and Montrose will be a priority, according to discussions Monday night by the Grand Junction City Council. Councilors tapped economic development ...


Mesa County leaps into Thompson Divide fight

By Gary Harmon

The Mesa County Commission is leaving open its options to the proposed cancellation of oil and gas leases in the high country of the White River National Forest that also are within Mesa County. The commission on Monday approved a letter ...

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