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Study highlights contributions made by Colo. immigrants

By Charles Ashby

Colorado has more than half a million foreign-born residents who contribute billions of dollars to the economy, according to a new study to be released today on the impact immigrants have on the state. The New American Economy, a national ...


Speaker on suicide encourages audience to ‘ask if someone is OK’

By Amy Hamilton

Keyla Trujillo was struck by the notion that every moment can be an opportunity to change someone else’s life. “It’s important just to take a second and ask if someone is OK,” Trujillo said. The Central High School ...


Valley activists use hands-on approach to spread kindness

By Rachel Sauer

Leaf by hand-print leaf, the bare tree slowly blossomed in flamboyant color. A red leaf cozy near the trunk, its five fingers arrayed in sunburst bloom. Next to it, farther down a tapering branch, a blue one, then a yellow one, then a green ...


Work on tar sands project to restart

By Dennis Webb

Service contractors have agreed to restart work on a tar sands project in eastern Utah in exchange for stock in the endeavor or deferral of payments. US Oil Sands Inc. announced the deals late last week as it looks to complete commissioning ...

Montessori charter school to hold open house

By Erin McIntyre

Fruita’s first charter school is hosting an open house this weekend at the farm that will house the Grand Valley’s newest educational option for preschoolers and elementary-aged students. Monument View Montessori School will open ...


Law would add details to utility bills

By Charles Ashby

Colorado residents soon could get more details about the power they use and how much money they are paying for it under a bill the Colorado Senate is to debate later this week. The measure, SB105, would require all investor-owned utilities in ...

Pipeline stormwater plan questioned

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is questioning the adequacy of stormwater control measures for a Summit Midstream pipeline project being installed in connection with planned drilling in Battlement Mesa. In a Jan. 27 letter to ...

Kindness is Contagious Week

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

High school students celebrate Kindness is Contagious week by painting a mural downtown.  ...


Brisk January real estate indicators follow last year’s strong showing

By Gabrielle Porter

A nine-year high in new residential building permits issued last month combined with last year’s 10 percent hike in home sales is painting a rosy picture of Mesa County’s real estate outlook heading into the new year, according to ...


Rep. Thurlow tries to adjust rules on campaign reporting

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — When Rep. Dan Thurlow was a freshman in the Colorado Legislature, he made a simple mistake on his campaign finance reports. He forgot to add the occupations of a few donors, as is required by law. After someone complained about ...

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