Western Colorado

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Ritter acknowledges ‘tough times ahead’ in releasing budget

By Charles Ashby

While everyone else in the state was focused on the elections, Gov. Bill Ritter presented his final proposed budget as governor Tuesday, addressing a projected $714.6 million revenue shortfall for the next fiscal year. Like Ritter’s ...

New pipeline will take gas to markets out of state

By Dennis Webb

Following a sign-off by the federal government, Williams Partners L.P. has begun operating a new pipeline that will help locally produced natural gas reach interstate markets. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Williams ...

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County pot shops up in smoke

By Amy Hamilton

Most Mesa County voters don’t want marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county, according to unofficial votes tallied Tuesday. That thinking spread like weeds for voters in surrounding areas, with Montrose County, ...

Personhood measure, health care issue fail

By Staff

Noteworthy ballot failures of election night included: Amendment 62, the so-called “personhood” amendment, would have defined the time when a human starts having constitutional rights as the time when they begin biological ...

Voters approve Palisade fire district tax hike

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Voters in the Palisade Rural Fire Protection District overwhelmingly approved a property tax increase Tuesday that will help pay for a new fire station and cover the increased cost of emergency services. Residents gave the go-ahead to a ...

District 51 moves substitute teachers onto Hilltop’s payroll

By Emily Shockley

Substitute teachers in School District 51 will no longer be school district employees beginning in January. The district will still recruit and schedule substitute teachers, but Hilltop will handle processing and payroll duties for ...

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Man asks for leniency, gets 16 to life for sex assaults

By Paul Shockley

While protesting his innocence and insisting he was a victim, a Mesa man was sentenced Monday to 16 years to life in prison for repeated sexual assaults of a young girl. Rodney Eddy, 69, a former church deacon, former Plateau Valley School ...

Peacock finalist for Pitkin job

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Four months after resigning for what he said were personal family reasons, former Mesa County Administrator Jon Peacock is a finalist to become Pitkin County manager. Peacock is one of five in contention for the post, joining Carbondale Town ...

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Homes lost at fast rate in 2010

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The number of foreclosure filings in Mesa County this year already has exceeded the filings for all of 2009, as homeowners continue to struggle to make mortgage payments in the face of high jobless rates and a slow recovery from the ...


Military training site set for $39 million upgrade

By Dennis Webb

On any given day, Gypsum town manager Jeff Shroll can look up and watch military helicopter pilots doing touch-and-go maneuvers on nearby mountains. “They’re phenomenal pilots,” he said. The instructors and facilities of ...

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