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Garfield waives affordability rule to encourage housing industry

By Dennis Webb

Two months after scaling back its affordable housing requirements, Garfield County commissioners on Monday proceeded with plans to suspend them altogether to encourage new construction. Garfield commissioners on Monday initially considered a ...


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County approves zoning for gravel pit

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a zoning change that clears the way for the establishment of a gravel pit across the street from a Clifton elementary school. The board’s decision, which followed four hours of ...


Coal methane capable of being energy source, says House committee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House committee approved a bill Monday that would make methane captured from coal mines eligible under the state’s renewable energy standard. Doing that would increase its development and encourage more methane to be ...


Skier dies in avalanche near Telluride

By Staff

Nathanael Soules, 38, of Telluride, died in an avalanche Monday in the Bear Creek area adjoining the Telluride Ski Area. According to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department, Soules appeared to have been skiing alone on U.S. Forest ...


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Customers going hog wild over new bacon doughnut

By Staff

Mmmmm … bacon … Few can resist the smell, let alone the smoky flavor of salted pork, whether wedged between thick slices of tomato and bread or swimming in syrup next to a pile of pancakes. Everything is better with bacon, it ...


Garfield fire districts may consolidate

By Dennis Webb

Three Garfield County fire districts have agreed to explore creation of an overarching authority aimed at reducing costs of staff, equipment and facilities. The idea was recommended in an evaluation that Emergency Services Consulting ...


Tipton: President’s spending plan adds to burden on taxpayers

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The U.S. Department of the Interior will get $11.5 billion under President Obama’s budget request to Congress. “We are helping to build a comprehensive domestic energy economy, creating American jobs and driving innovation,” ...


Delta school chief sacked after good reviews

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Former Delta School District 50 Superintendent Mike McMillan will receive a little more than $130,000 as a condition of his recent resignation. Tuesday was McMillan’s last day as head of the district. He submitted a resignation letter ...


Bill may bring video gambling to region

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Don Coram’s bill to bring horse racing to the Western Slope may not actually result in that. Instead, the Montrose Republican introduced a bill into the Legislature last week to allow anyone who holds a horse-track ...


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Driver killed in bizarre accident on business loop

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A Grand Junction-area man was killed early Sunday when he was run over by his own vehicle after he apparently leaned out to spit tobacco juice, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The 34-year-old man was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier ...


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