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Bill designed to reel in cash from movie biz

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Lights, camera, tax credits. That was the theme of a bill, approved by a House committee Thursday, designed to entice film production companies to spend more time in Colorado. The measure, introduced by Rep. Tom Massey, ...

Briefs, Feb. 17, 2012

By Staff

Retirement homes offer free activities Mesa View and The Atrium of Grand Valley, independent retirement communities, are inviting seniors and families to participate in free activities today through Sunday. Mesa View, 601 Horizon Place, ...


Woman, 73, rearrested after warrant mistake

By Paul Shockley

Confusion about an arrest warrant led authorities to mistakenly rearrest a 73-year-old woman Wednesday after she appeared free on bond in court to face allegations she drove a getaway car during a botched burglary last month. Barbara Mae ...


Fruita schools full to brim

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Boundary lines for two Fruita elementary schools may soon change to ease crowding. Rim Rock Elementary and Shelledy Elementary have 76 and 64 more students, respectively, than their buildings were designed to hold. If boundary lines remain ...

December tax receipts better in 2011 than 2010

By Amy Hamilton

December’s holiday shopping season in Grand Junction was more robust than 2010, according to the results of the city’s sales tax collections for that month. Sales tax revenues were $4.3 million for December 2011, 3.6 percent ...

Student quits choir over Muslim-themed song

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A Grand Junction High School student quit the school’s men’s choir recently in response to the choir director selecting a song with Muslim themes. The song, “Zikr,” which is Urdu for “remembrance” or ...

Polis, Lamborn spar over oil shale

By Dennis Webb

The U.S House of Representatives today defeated an attempt by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., to remove a bill mandating federal oil shale leasing from a transportation funding package. Polis’ amendment targeted the PIONEERS Act, which ...


Golden day for foundation

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A 15-year-old foundation that was established to aid western Coloradans struck a mother lode, both in terms of donations and in identifying people who regularly give money and time. The Western Colorado Community Foundation on Wednesday ...


New trial denied for man serving life for murder of Gypsum teenager

By Paul Shockley

A 34-year-old man serving life in prison for the 1998 slaying of a Gypsum teenager will stay behind bars, according to a recent ruling. District Judge Valerie Robison, in a ruling issued Feb. 6, denied a motion for a new trial filed by ...

No clear view of monument status, survey shows

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The committee studying whether to pursue park status for Colorado National Monument will meet four times with the public in April in open houses designed to share information and collect comments. The committee at some point is expected to ...

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