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‘Fiscal cliff’ eyed in region

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With Washington, D.C., in budget-brinksmanship mode, Mesa County residents, like the rest of the country, stand to be affected in a variety of ways. Federal employees, meanwhile, have yet to be advised of the possibility of job reductions or ...


More flexible management of bat caves considered

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service is considering a more flexible approach to its management of access to caves and abandoned mines as it seeks to protect bats from a deadly fungus. The Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Region is preparing an ...


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Parade-goers pack downtown Junction

By Melinda Mawdsley

Whether it was the allure of holiday lights, the unseasonably warm weather, or both, thousands of people, dozens of horses and a few dogs turned out Saturday for the 29th annual Parade of Lights in downtown Grand Junction. People of all ages ...


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Small-business owners rally against tax increase

By Melinda Mawdsley

Alex Mackey and Ryan Dittmer are small-business owners in Grand Junction concerned about the ramifications of a hike in their taxes. In an effort to support others in the area making $250,000 or less annually, Mackey, owner of Roasted ...


Ruling would name lease nominators in North Fork

By Dennis Webb

Two groups are seeking an expedited ruling on their request to learn who nominated public lands for oil and gas leasing in the North Fork Valley, after a decision to lease much of the land in February. Citizens for a Healthy Community, based ...


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Mom limited to supervised visits

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County judge ruled Friday that a Palisade mother at the focus of a death investigation involving one of her toddler sons will be allowed supervised contact with her surviving boy at Children’s Hospital in Denver. Magistrate Judge ...


County clerks group seeks election reforms

By Charles Ashby

Before the fights start over election reform bills introduced into the Colorado Legislature in January, the state’s county clerks want to meet with legislators to talk about them. That, at least, is the tone meant behind an open letter ...


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CMU leads in student growth

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Colorado Mesa University led the state for a third consecutive year in 2011-12 for year-over-year student growth at Colorado colleges and universities. The Colorado Department of Higher Education released data last week that counted the ...


Couple fined $885K over magazine scam that included GJ

By Amy Hamilton

A former Evergreen couple will be forced to pay nearly $1 million in fines for fraudulently running a door-to-door magazine sales campaign in Colorado. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced Friday that Jennifer Proffitt-Payne ...


Lands End Road, others will be closed until May

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management is closing Lands Ends Road and several other roads to motorized use for the winter to reduce stress on wildlife and prevent road damage. From today through May 1, the following roads are closed within the ...


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