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State agencies told to repeal outdated rules

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — State government rules and regulations need to be more consumer friendly and less burdensome on businesses and local governments, a special governor’s panel said in a report released Monday. The 94-page report, from the ...


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Combat disorder raised in stabbing defense

By Paul Shockley

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran will assert combat-related, post-traumatic stress disorder as a defense to charges relating to the assault of five people last summer, an attorney said Monday. Alejandro Olvera, 25, pleaded not guilty while ...


Garfield fears repercussions of drilling stance in BLM plan

By Dennis Webb

Comments being prepared by Garfield County contend oil and gas regulations proposed by the Bureau of Land Management for a local management plan could hamper the industry and the county’s economy. Commissioners on Monday recommended ...


Officials OK fewer precincts on county map

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Agreeing that in some places the new Mesa County precinct map looks like urban planning gone wild, the Mesa County Commission approved a new precinct map on Monday. The new map pares from 83 to 57 the number of precincts, which will save ...


GJ airport urged to adopt policy for facilities lease

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Grand Junction Regional Airport needs to come up with a policy that governs the leasing of hangars and other buildings, a consultant told the airport board on Monday. “A clear, well-defined policy that is not subject to ...


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In high country, a winter fit for golf

By Dennis Webb

Anyone looking for evidence of the mild start to winter in Colorado need look no further than the Gypsum Creek Golf Course in Eagle County. People were golfing for free on the closed course. There had been talk of opening it for business ...


Mesa County home sales bounce back

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More homes sold in Mesa County last year than in 2009 or 2010. But the head of a local title company predicts it will take more jobs and fewer foreclosed homes on the market for home sales to make a significant rebound. Advanced Title Co. ...


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Grand Junction student awarded expense-paid trip through Europe

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Grand Junction High School ninth-grader Viviane Turman will travel through Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland this summer without paying a dime for flights, housing and most meals. The 15-year-old is Colorado’s recipient of a 50 for ...


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Man accused of assaulting girl

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A Fruita man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Nick Wayne Cyr, 30, was booked into the Mesa County Jail on Thursday. His bond was set at $150,000 and he was ...


Opposition mounts to Xcel rate hike request

By Charles Ashby

Xcel Energy is asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to approve a temporary rate increase of up to $100 million to help it to recover costs it hasn’t yet incurred. The company said its current rates “are insufficient to ...


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