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Udall to tackle ‘sea of red’ pine trees

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The “new forest” of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming can be shaped by national legislation in stands that now are dominated by red and skeleton-like lodgepole pines, a U.S. Forest Service report says. The report, which U.S. ...


Montrose sawmill needs bark-beetle strategy, funds

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Potential buyers still are visiting the Intermountain Resources sawmill in Montrose, but the company remains in receivership, awaiting a break that would give it a revenue stream and a line of logs. Some progress was made when the U.S. Forest ...


Senators step in on ski resort’s water rights

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Four senators from three states with world-renowned ski industries are asking the U.S. Forest Service to stop requiring ski areas to give up water rights to obtain operating permits. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, both Colorado ...


120111 Dessert comp win

High-dollar dessert trumps wedding date

By Rachel Sauer

It takes a while to make it, but there’s a connection between bread pudding, wedding dresses and a kitchen full of busy, creative bakers. See, Bonnie Davis-Mitchell was supposed to get married Thursday. But because these things ...


10 candidates vying for commission seats

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Before Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann formally launched their bids, before mainstream America had heard of former businessman Herman Cain, Christi Flynn, Jana Gerow and Rose Pugliese were in. Not for the ...


Chamber survey: Businesses intend to delay hiring, making capital buys

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Results of a Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce survey released Thursday indicate local businesses aren’t planning for much change in the new year. Half of the chamber members who took the survey between Nov. 8 and Nov. 23 said ...


112911 GV Peace and Justice

Another valley nonprofit needs new home

By Amy Hamilton

A smiling, framed photo of the late Rev. John Gill Kiernan looks over the office space at Grand Valley Peace & Justice, a room in the former nunnery on the campus of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Having the photo of Father Kiernan ...


High court considers nuclear site drilling

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Residents who live near the 1969 underground atomic blast intended to increase the recovery of natural gas near Rulison told the Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday they should have been heard when drilling was proposed decades later. The ...


Lawmakers tap Foster for fresh ideas

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Regulations, enrollment and budget cuts were the focus of an hourlong congressional hearing Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster attended Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C. Foster and three other higher education leaders were ...


Mineral lease funds should go to counties, Tipton argues

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a former Colorado senator, to reconsider reducing payments to some Colorado counties. The Interior Department in 2010 began reducing the amount of money it pays ...


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