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It’s showtime 
for Hospice!

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Glamor and grief don’t usually go together. But the two paired perfectly Saturday and Sunday at the Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel to benefit The Child & Teen Grief Program at Hospice & Palliative ...

Oil, gas backers try
 to halt regulatory checkerboard

By Duffy Hayes

Mesa County commissioners were some of the earliest and strongest supporters of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s recent legal action against the city of Longmont to keep oil and gas drilling rules solely under state regulatory authority. As it ...

Massage message, don’t abandon core beliefs, GOP leaders say

By Charles Ashby

While the Republican Party is talking about whether it should retool itself in the face of several losses after this month’s elections, don’t expect the Grand Old Party to turn its back on its core beliefs, state GOP leaders ...

Sheriff’s posse holiday food drive under way

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Sunday morning, a shopper emerged from the Fruita City Market with a cart full of groceries, approached volunteers from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Posse in the store’s parking lot and said he wanted to donate all but one bag in the ...

Former Delta Petroleum head quits post

By Dennis Webb

The man who ran Delta Petroleum when an unnamed executive there allegedly fed insider trading information to a close friend has stepped down from leadership of another energy company. Roger A. Parker retired as chief executive officer, ...

Natural gas for vehicle fuel costly to make

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There are plenty of hurdles to building a network of compressed natural gas filling stations in Colorado, but the cost of a burst of electricity is proving to be a hindrance. The cost of the electricity needed to fire up a compressor for a ...


R-5 teacher best in state for alternative education

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R-5 High teacher Maggie Childers is this year’s recipient of the Colorado Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE) Teacher of the Year Award. Childers said she was honored and surprised to receive the statewide award just two years into ...


Methane power: Use of deadly coal mine gas sparks hope for similar projects

By Dennis Webb

With the recent push of a button at a new power plant at a North Fork Valley coal mine, a resource previously lost to the atmosphere began generating electricity equivalent to that used by hundreds of average American homes. The $6 million ...

Grand Valley cities on hold over marijuana

By Amy Hamilton

Now that Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 allowing the recreational use of marijuana, elected officials in cities around the state have a choice. Should they pass ordinances to ban the sale of marijuana in their jurisdictions? According ...

Feds silent on enforcement shift in Junction, Palisade

By Paul Shockley

Federal authorities were mum on new police policy in Grand Junction and Palisade ending ounce-or-less marijuana enforcement ahead of Amendment 64 becoming law, in conflict with federal drug laws. This, as muddled federal messages continue to ...

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