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Phoenix firm wants to take over fixed-base operation at Montrose airport

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A Phoenix-based fixed-base operator is asking to take over lands set aside for general aviation at Montrose Regional Airport. Cutter Aviation wrote the Montrose County Commission on Aug. 10 seeking to begin negotiations for a fixed-base ...

Revise Piceance plan, Wilderness Society says

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The Bureau of Land Management should ditch plans to allow drilling of 15,000 wells in the Piceance Basin over the next 20 years and rework the environmental document, an environmental organization said. The bureau is seeking comments on the ...

School board looks for money-saving ideas

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District 51 school board members brainstormed ideas for saving money, expanding alternative options and revamping social studies Thursday evening during a three-hour retreat at the district’s Basil T. Knight Center. Most of the ...

ACT scores up in district, state

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School District 51 students who took the ACT test in April as juniors mustered an average score three-tenths of a point higher than the class ahead of them. In spring 2012, District 51 students averaged a 19.5 out of a possible 36 points on ...

Palisade wins S&P’s top credit rating

By Duffy Hayes

Even with new and tighter controls nationwide concerning lending, the town of Palisade has earned the distinction of being a solid candidate for credit in the eyes of at least one ratings agency. The town learned Thursday it had secured an A ...


Riverfront Trail expands, at cost of $1.44 million

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Another pearl was officially added to the string Thursday morning when Mesa County and Grand Junction officials cut the ribbon on the newest section of the Colorado Riverfront Trail. The additional three-mile track begins at the Blue Heron ...

State treasurer to speak in Junction

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Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton will speak to a crowd of central Western Slope school boards Oct. 1 in Grand Junction. School District 51 Superintendent Steve Schultz said Stapleton has been invited to speak here at the request of ...


Scenic top in state in elementary reading growth

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Scenic Elementary School had the most growth among all elementary schools in Colorado in year-over-year individual Transitional Colorado Assessment Program reading test scores this year. The state tracks growth in student achievement on TCAP ...

Fed vision: 15,000 wells 
in 20 years 
in Piceance

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The federal government’s preferred choice for development of the Piceance Basin could result in the drilling of about 15,000 new wells over 20 years. The number is an estimate based on the changes envisioned in the management plan for ...

Schlumberger sends Grand Junction workers north

By Dennis Webb

Oilfield service company Schlumberger has transferred dozens of its Grand Junction employees to North Dakota due to the local drilling slowdown. Close to 70 workers recently were transferred, and perhaps 60 remain at the local office, said ...

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