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Cuddle up to the tax benefits of alpacas

By Duffy Hayes

Alpacas are cute. They’re soft. They’re quiet and gentle — for the most part. And raising them is also the easiest way to earn the federal tax advantages set aside for raisers of commercial livestock, something more and more ...


Meeker Elementary School back in business

By Dennis Webb

The Meeker School District’s 350 or so elementary students have a school of their own again. Meeker Elementary School reopened last week after being closed all of the last school year due to structural problems. “I can say that ...


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Citizen-soldier takes Guard to next level

By Duffy Hayes

Lt. Col. Tom Fisher is a fairly typical citizen-soldier with the Army National Guard, but he’s spent the past year preparing himself for something bigger, it seems. He and his family recently returned to Mesa County after a year at the ...


Energy documentary to make GJ debut Tuesday

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A documentary about energy production and its future will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. Doors open at 7:40 p.m. for “Switch,” this year’s “Best of Fest” award-winner at the ...


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Pace, Tipton, 
Casida vying 
for mandate

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U.S. Rep. Scot Tipton, R-Colo., and his Democratic opponent, state Rep. Sal Pace of Pueblo vied to paint each other into partisan corners Saturday in their first Western Slope debate. Pace and Tipton debated before about 200 people in the ...


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Scott, Robinson let ‘er rip 
in bare-knuckles exchange

By Charles Ashby

Republican Ray Scott isn’t the best person for the job. Democrat Dan Robinson supports Obamacare and giving the children of illegal immigrants cheaper tuition in Colorado colleges and universities. In what turned out to be the ...


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Bennet, GOP partner 
work on fed budget fix

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., are working on a proposal Bennet said he hoped would allow the federal government to avoid budget cuts that will fall automatically if no budget deal is made. Bennet ...


CMU lecture on politics of drought

By Dave Buchanan

The fall 2012 Natural Resources of the West seminar series at Colorado Mesa University continues Monday afternoon with a look at the political challenges of drought. The lecture by CMU political science Professor Tim Casey is titled ...


Death notice for living boy ‘bizarre,’ but not likely a crime

By Dennis Webb

Getting a newspaper to run an obituary for someone who’s still alive might create consternation in a family and cause the paper to re-evaluate its policies. But it doesn’t appear to be a crime. That’s what New Castle police ...


Wright no-show, Menger gets stage

By Charles Ashby

Club 20 skirted its own rules and invited a third-party candidate to speak at its debates Saturday, and Tim Menger couldn’t be more pleased. That’s because the Unaweep Canyon Libertarian got the rare chance to address attendees at ...


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