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Lieutenant governor encourages students to read, dream big

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Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and State Library Executive Director Gene Hainer announced the theme of one statewide summer reading program and discussed the creation of another Tuesday morning at Mesa County Public Libraries’ Central Library. The ...

Marijuana question squeezes onto ballot

By Charles Ashby

The campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado is on, but just barely. The proposed ballot question squeaked through the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Monday with just enough signatures of registered voters needed to be ...

Mill tailings cleanup near Moab is one-third complete

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The removal of 16 million tons of mill tailings is nearly one-third of the way done, with the shipping of 5 million tons from the pile near Moab, Utah. The pace of the cleanup, however, has slowed as money has tightened. At its height, the ...

Minor cable TV disruptions blamed on position of sun

By Staff

Has your television reception recently been fuzzy or frozen for a few minutes, or has the audio gone haywire? The disturbances are to be expected for a few minutes a day from now until March 7 for subscribers of Optimum cable television, the ...

Chevron could transfer oil-shale lease

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Another company could take the oil-shale-experimentation site that Chevron Corp. is giving up, providing the new lessee met certain requirements, the Bureau of Land Management said. Chevron announced Monday it plans to “divest” ...

Expanded service eyed for Grand Valley Transit system

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Grand Valley Transit next month will roll out a series of long-sought-after system improvements, a package that will allow most bus riders to get around three hours later in the evening and double the frequency of bus runs on the ...

City Market for web

Shoppers: City Market making a ‘grave mistake’

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One by one, they approached the microphone in the middle of a room crammed so full of people that a partition separating the room from another room had to be opened. They struggled to contain tears and glared at the City Market corporate ...

Chevron halting oil shale effort

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Chevron Corp., one of the three companies issued leases to experiment on oil shale in 2007, is “divesting” its lease in northwest Colorado. “While our research was productive, this change assures that critical resources ...

Udall to test communities’ reaction to more wilderness

By Matthew Berger

In an effort to hear from a wide range of interests before proposing legislation, Sen. Mark Udall has launched a “collaborative, community-driven process” through which he hopes to hear citizens’ opinions on seeking ...


GarCo blocks asphalt plant

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners voted Monday against letting an asphalt plant operate next to an organic farm southeast of Rifle, after a growing outcry against the proposal from advocates for chemical-free, locally ...

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