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Thurlow bills strive for efficient government

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Individually, many of the bills that Rep. Dan Thurlow and a handful of other lawmakers have introduced this session don’t do a whole lot, but together they will help thin out the state’s voluminous statute ...


‘Sanctuary’ definition a matter of legal terms, and implications vary

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County is a sanctuary county, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, presumably putting it in danger of losing federal funding under the Trump administration’s plans to defund “sanctuary” governments. The ...


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Willett wants to invest federal mineral royalties for larger county grants

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Yeulin Willett wants to do something about the dwindling royalties that states get from federal mineral lease payments. The Grand Junction Republican can’t single-handedly boost the oil and natural gas industries, or ...


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House GOP leader under fire for panel assignments

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The new leader of the House Republicans isn’t earning a lot of friends on the Western Slope. That’s because many people are upset that House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, didn’t appoint his ...


Community shares views on immigration

By Katie Langford

What do a fruit grower, a high school student, a mayor, a teacher and a college student have in common? They’re all immigrants, in one way or another. Nearly 100 people attended a panel discussion about immigration at the Mesa County ...


Initiative unites varied interests as hedge against boom/bust cycle

By Gary Harmon

It’s time to beat rhetorical swords into glossy promotional materials extolling the Grand Valley environment — natural and business — to help Mesa County out of its economic funk. That’s the upshot of the Grand Valley ...


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By Dennis Webb

“Your Summer Office Awaits You,” proclaims a U.S. Forest Service seasonal-job-promotion photo showing a smiling young woman in the agency’s green uniform, standing in front of Hanging Lake, the popular attraction in Glenwood ...


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Harsh words announce end of council bid

By Amy Hamilton

A relative newcomer to the Grand Valley, Kathyrn Bennett launched an unusually enthusiastic and aggressive campaign for a seat on the Grand Junction City Council. She announced her candidacy in early December, portraying herself as a fresh, ...


Bill would free businesses from some minor fines

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — While it’s unclear just how much impact it will have, a Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that is designed to force state agencies to go easy on small businesses that commit minor mistakes. The measure requires ...


Bill would give schools resources on pot use

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Schools that want to provide information to students about the dangers of underaged use of marijuana would have a place to go for source material under a bill that cleared a Senate committee Wednesday. SB25 calls on the ...


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