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Library officials dust off plans for remodeling, expansion

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Bolstered by voters’ rejection of three statewide tax-cutting and debt-limiting ballot measures, the Mesa County Public Library District is opening discussions about how to spend the millions of capital-construction dollars it has ...


Task force narrows its focus to land beneath the homes

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction resident William Martin hasn’t been one of those people who was abusing an agricultural property tax classification for land he owns in Montrose County. Still, Martin had to go before the county’s Board of ...


Holidays, cold present fire danger indoors

By Rachel Sauer

So far, so good — no space heaters left too near the drapes, no burning candles forgotten on a bookshelf, no tinder-dry Christmas tree ignited by the wrong string of lights. We’re entering what might informally be called the ...


State high court to consider wiretaps in drug case

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Supreme Court will decide whether wiretaps used to topple a Mesa County drug ring were illegal because the surveillance was not authorized in writing by District Attorney Pete Hautzinger. The high court announced Nov. 22 that it ...


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Mother Nature teases Grand Valley with snow

By Rachel Sauer

The waiting, as rock singer Tom Petty opined, is the hardest part, and it can lead to impromptu correspondence: Dear Mother Nature, Look, snow or don’t. Just make up your mind already. You’re being kind of ...


No one hurt in U.S. 50, Glenwood Canyon wrecks

By Staff

Nobody was injured in a roll-over along U.S. Highway 50 or in a three-car accident Sunday evening in Glenwood Canyon, although roads were snowy and icy in spots, according to the Colorado State Patrol. About 5:50 p.m., a woman attempting to ...


Stability seen in political gridlock

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The prospect of gridlock in Washington, D.C., doesn’t necessarily daunt business people in the Grand Valley. If anything, the idea that the federal government might become snarled in disputes next year between the Republican House and ...


Weeding out tax breaks

By Charles Ashby

Two residential properties in Montrose County may appear identical, but not when it comes to how they are taxed. Both are about 3 1/2 acres with modest homes, and both list a secondary use for “hobby” farms. On one, two ...


Weekly Planner, Nov. 28, 2010

By Staff

Monday, Nov. 29 PEO Reciprocity, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Road, 9:30 a.m., all unaffiliates invited to attend, 243-8876. Crossroads United Methodist Church’s Rapture Ringers Youth Choir book fair, Barnes & ...


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Rescue Mission remodeled

By Amy Hamilton

Wearing a hot-pink sweater over a red blouse and matching red shoes, Lillian Brown was local royalty Saturday. The 87-year-old woman, who breathes with the help of an oxygen tank and whose hands now shake slightly, has dedicated oodles of time ...


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