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Panel clears Bradford bill that would head off problems with mineral lease payments

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Bills sponsored by local lawmakers dealing with federal mineral lease districts, a Montrose associate judgeship and recycling of electronic waste all cleared various committees Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. Rep. Laura ...


Federal agency faults Piñon Ridge licensing

By Dennis Webb

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the state of Colorado acted contrary to NRC rules in failing to let the public request a hearing on the licensing of the Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill in Montrose County. It says the Colorado ...


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County tops state rate of foreclosures

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Mesa County had the highest rate of foreclosure sales in February among the 12 most populated counties in Colorado, according to a report released Wednesday, an indication that any recovery in the local housing market is plodding along rather ...


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Bill would let counties scrap trustees’ offices

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Mesa County’s public trustee could be out of a job under a bill that is to be introduced later this week. Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, said Tuesday he’s putting the finishing touches on a bill that would allow ...


Monument road to close for rock removal Thursday

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Colorado National Monument officials will close the west entrance to the monument and a four-mile stretch of Rim Rock Drive all day Thursday to allow crews to bring down a large rock slab. The slab, which is roughly 3 cubic yards in size, ...


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Candidate’s views cited in national publication

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Two years ago, Palisade attorney Rose Pugliese made national headlines when she petitioned the School District 51 Board of Education to ask teachers not to present man-made global warming as fact in the classroom. Her views are in the news ...


Garfield County district shortens school week

By Dennis Webb

NEW CASTLE — Students from Rifle to New Castle will have to set their morning alarms 20 percent less often next fall following a decision by the Garfield Re-2 School District Board Tuesday night. The board voted 4-1 to switch to a ...


CMC eyes land for future Rifle campus growth

By Dennis Webb

Less than five years after opening its new West Garfield Campus in Rifle, Colorado Mountain College is looking to acquire 25 acres of surrounding property with an eye toward expansion. College officials said that while they are mulling some ...


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City Hall is upgraded

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city officials have come to expect some sort of technical difficulty during regular City Council meetings. It could be the audio cutting in and out, or broadcasters’ screens going blank in the middle of taping the roughly ...


Local unemployment rate 9.6 percent in January

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate in January jumped to its highest point in six months, as 9.6 percent of the local workforce was unemployed, according to data released Tuesday by the Colorado Department of Labor and ...


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