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Lawmakers take aim at state’s ‘gray’ marijuana market

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — While the black market for marijuana sales continues to be something law enforcement focuses on, the gray market also will be targeted under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday. The market is ...


Candidates for Grand Junction City Council, District D

By Staff

Name:  Martin “Marty” Chazen Age: 64 Years in Grand Junction: 11 1. Do you support creating a community/recreation center in Grand Junction? No. This is a nice-to-have amenity, but our community has more pressing issues ...


Town hall on proposed event center sparks discussion

By Erin McIntyre

Supporters of the proposed Grand Junction event center encountered questions about traffic, parking, noise, safety and projected earnings at the latest of their informational meetings on Sunday afternoon. Voters will decide at the April 4 ...


Candidates for Grand Junction City Council, District A

By Staff

Name: Phyllis Norris Age: 69 Years in Grand Junction: 69   1. Do you support creating a community/recreation center in Grand Junction? Today the city offers numerous facilities and recreational opportunities to the community. ...


BLM’s methane rule awaits Senate verdict, key vote by Gardner

By Dennis Webb

The fate of a hotly contested new Bureau of Land Management rule to control methane emissions from oil and gas development is due to be decided in coming days by the U.S. Senate, where Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado could cast a ...

Time is ticking for Colorado lawmakers at halfway point of legislative session

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Whether to place a measure on the fall ballot to raise sales taxes to pay for transportation projects will be a major focus of lawmakers as they enter the second half of the 2017 legislative session. But it won’t be the ...

GJ attorneys 
urge a vote 
on Gorsuch

By Gary Harmon

Several Grand Junction attorneys signed on to a letter urging two U.S. senators from Colorado to vote for Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. The Garfield County Commission also approved a letter of support for Gorsuch, who ...


City Council candidates square off

By Amy Hamilton

Jesse Daniels thinks sales of retail cannabis can bump up revenues for Grand Junction. Grand Junction Mayor Phyllis Norris would rather not see the businesses here because of what she sees as the drug’s negative social ...

Opposition comes early to tax hike for transportation

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It didn’t take long for opposition to mount in the Colorado Legislature against a proposed ballot measure to increase sales taxes to fund transportation projects. A day after Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, ...

Tax increase proposed for transportation

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill introduced into the Colorado Legislature late Wednesday calls for a measure to be placed on this fall’s ballot to raise taxes for transportation projects. The measure, HB1242, is part of a compromise between ...

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