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Ute Water postpones hike in tap fees

By Staff

A planned increase in tap fees charged by Ute Water Conservancy District will go into effect Feb. 1, a month later than originally intended. The Ute Board of Directors voted Thursday to postpone the new rate so that all the contractors and ...


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Feral felines a growing problem in city

By Amy Hamilton

The alley is silent, quieter still under a padding of snow, until the car’s headlights appear. Suddenly, from underneath a fence, around a corner and under the bellies of parked cars, an assortment of cats spills out into the roadway, ...


Farmers keep close eye 
on expiring estate tax

By Duffy Hayes

Lost in the current Beltway din about tax rates on the rise and mandatory spending cuts set to happen in 2013 is the expansion of the estate tax, which could impact family farms across the country in a big way. If nothing changes, starting ...


Congress
 summoned 
to Capitol

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Members of Congress are returning to the Capitol for a Sunday session in which U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said he hoped the Senate would act on one of the measures already passed by the House. House Speaker John Boehner called the House ...


CMC president leaving with $500K severance

By Dennis Webb

Colorado Mountain College and its president are parting ways, at a half-million-dollar cost to the school. CMC’s board Thursday accepted Stan Jensen’s resignation and approved a $500,000 separation payment to him under an ...


BLM approves coal mine expansion

By The Associated Press

DENVER — The Bureau of Land Management has posted its decision allowing Arch Coal Inc.‘s West Elk coal mine in Somerset to expand operations. The BLM posted its record of decision online Thursday. It expands federal coal leasing ...


Despite early winter storms, December snowpack likely to be average

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Snowfall in the West Elk and San Juan mountains has a long way to go before it begins making up for an arid 2012. The snows that blanketed western Colorado “just kept us on an average accumulation track,” said Erik Knight, ...


School busing falls to budget cuts

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School Board members sliced $5.76 million from District 51’s 2012-13 budget in June, bringing the four-year total for budget reductions in the district to $34.4 million. Unlike past years, this round of budget alterations was not driven ...


Meeting dates set for District 51 talks

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School District 51 executives plan to host a series of community meetings in February, March and April. The district launched the idea of hosting community meetings in various parts of the district throughout the school year beginning in ...


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Nature was inspiration for ornament

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The maker of the ornament that made it, just barely, to the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is a fan of the rough-and-tumble landscape behind the Bookcliffs. Lindy Spiegel, a 13-year-old seventh grader at East Middle School, fashioned some parts ...


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