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Shale proposal is a handout to oil industry, opponents say

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Legislation in the U.S. House for oil shale development amounts to a handout to industry, a taxpayer-advocacy organization said Thursday. The spending proposed in the bill, however, is intended to be spent by federal agencies to learn more ...

D51 board eyes expulsion policy change

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District 51 School Board members will vote at their Dec. 11 meeting on four revised policies that will eliminate mandatory expulsion for all but one violation. Current board policy requires administrators in the district to expel students who ...


Norton seeks $476K in debt relief

By Charles Ashby

Former U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton is asking the federal government to absolve her of hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign debt. Norton, a Grand Junction native who lost the 2010 Republican Party nomination to Weld County ...

Delta Petroleum ex-CEO charged in insider trading

By Dennis Webb

The federal government Wednesday said it has brought civil charges against the former head of Delta Petroleum in connection with an alleged insider trading scheme that generated more than $890,000 in illicit profits. Englewood resident Roger ...


Affidavit: Mom admits leaving kids in car

By Paul Shockley

A Palisade mother admitted to a Mesa County sheriff’s investigator she left her toddler sons alone in her Toyota 4Runner, with its engine running, for approximately 90 minutes Tuesday night near Powderhorn Mountain Resort while she met a ...


Career Center work goes on display

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Students in the 10 job-centered programs at District 51’s Career Center travel from their high schools five days a week to repair computers, slice wood to exact measurements, carefully stuff gift baskets or pick up other skills at the ...

Counties opening food assistance program to more seniors 60-older

By Duffy Hayes

For seniors on a fixed income, the current economic reality puts them in a tough spot. The cost of everything — from food and fuel to medications — keeps climbing higher, while their monthly budget often stays stuck in ...

Bill proposes federal funds to speed oil shale development

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A bill proposed by a Texas congressman would require the federal government to spend $10 million a year through 2017 to address hurdles to the development of oil shale. H.R. 6603 is to be heard Friday before the House Science, Space, and ...

Ex-Paonia official accused of theft 
is cooperating in probe, lawyer says

By Paul Shockley

DELTA — A former Paonia town official accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from the town over several years has worked closely with investigators over recent months, the former official’s attorney said Wednesday. But Kristin ...

House Democrats put Front Range members in key leadership posts

By Charles Ashby

Although there are no Western Slope Democrats in any leadership positions in the Colorado House, at least one will take charge of a committee when the Legislature convenes in January. Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, whose district includes the ...

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