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Bennet: Solution to drilling dispute ‘getting closer’

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet voiced optimism Monday about the prospects for legislatively protecting 220,000 acres west of Carbondale from oil and gas development, before heading to the heart of drilling country in Rifle to hear about challenges ...


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Grand Junction High School alumnus offers words of help to new freshmen

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Jamie Utt, a national diversity consultant, returned to his alma mater Monday to help freshmen adjust to the social pressures of high school. Utt graduated from Grand Junction High School in 2003. “It’s really cool to be back ...


Suit against TABOR should be dismissed, says attorney general

By Charles Ashby

A lawsuit intended to throw out the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights should be dismissed, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said in a motion filed Monday. Suthers said a suit filed last May in U.S. District Court in Denver challenging the ...


New formula equals higher ACT scores

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A new formula for calculating average ACT scores in Colorado led the state and School District 51 each to set records this year for highest average ACT score in the 10 years the Colorado Department of Education has released such data. The ...


City of Grand Junction to bid on plan for new park

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction will bid on a grant to plan the future of Las Colonias park, a more than 100-acre parcel of city-owned, riverfront property. Grand Junction City Council members voted Monday night to apply for a $30,000 planning grant through ...


Tipton considering wilderness trade-off bill

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is considering legislation that would expand the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness overlooking the Grand Valley in exchange for reducing federal involvement in the management of a stretch of the Colorado ...


Knockdown phase at Cameo power plant

By Charles Ashby

Cameo power plant manager Charles Houge is going down with his ship. As one of only two men left at the recently shuttered coal-fired power plant along the Colorado River in De Beque Canyon, Houge’s job now is to make sure everything is ...


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Couple accused of trying to sell meth to undercover officer

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A Grand Junction husband and wife who have a history of drug offenses were arrested Saturday on suspicion they conspired to sell methamphetamine to an undercover police officer. William Wayne Cliffton, 29, and Neva Jo Cliffton, 29, both of ...


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Downtown club headed for reopening

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Jazz is coming back to Main Street this fall. Boomers, 436 Main St., has been closed since May 2010 but could reopen as soon as the first part of October, according to owner Chet Allen. There’s still some painting to be done, and some ...


Company fuels doubts of oil shale foes

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The Estonian company that purchased oil shale holdings on state land in Utah is still working on producing a liquid transportation fuel, a fact that opponents of oil shale development in the United States are pointing out. Congressional ...


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