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So, WTF? $2 million for Fruita?

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In higher-level math, it seems that W+T+F = about $2 million. Another equally valid answer is “priceless.” That’s the conclusion of Eric Mello, who looked at the reach of the stories about Fruita’s consideration of ...


40-day prayer vigil targets Planned Parenthood clinic

By Dennis Webb

A Western Slope Planned Parenthood office that figured into the recent national controversy involving Susan G. Komen for the Cure is being targeted for a 40-day prayer vigil by opponents of abortion. However, Betty Scranton, organizer of the ...

House OKs bill allowing input from businesses

By Charles Ashby

Business owners would get an extra, early chance to comment on bills pending before the Legislature under a measure approved Tuesday in the Colorado House. Republicans, who introduced HB1115, said the measure is designed to allow businesses ...


Lawmakers advance pay boost to cover rural travel expenses

By Charles Ashby

After spending some time blaming the media for calling it a pay raise, the Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that does just that. The measure, HB1301, includes an increase in the per diem expense pay that rural ...


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 ...

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