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Ritter taps severance, again, to make budget

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter dug even deeper into severance tax dollars to help fill another $262 million budget shortfall, the Democratic governor announced Friday. In yet another round of cuts and fund transfers to balance the state’s $19.5 ...


Grand Junction airport gets service to Houston next spring

By Emily Shockley

Direct flights between Houston and Grand Junction are tentatively scheduled to begin May 1. The timing of the news surprised Grand Junction Regional Airport Aviation Director Rex Tippetts, who learned the airport would gain a new flight ...


Unemployment rate flat at local, state levels

By Emily Shockley

Colorado and Mesa County job markets struggled to regain normalcy in September. The county’s 9.4 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September, which did not move from August’s rate, may be the new normal for now, ...


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Scott Tipton, the Republican hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., rallied about 45 supporters Thursday during a campaign stop in Grand Junction. Tipton, a Cortez businessman and state legislator, sounded his themes of budget cuts ...


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Officials: Hospital’s secret move a ‘hijacking’

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County Commission expressed discontent Thursday afternoon with a recent decision by the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees to create a new nonprofit corporation to run the hospital, calling the change a ...


Tancredo ratchets up effort to shoulder Maes from race

By Charles Ashby

Efforts to get Republican Dan Maes to drop out of the governor’s race escalated a bit Thursday. Maes supporter Joe Harrington posted a Facebook message on the Republican’s page that included a voice mail message he received from ...


Talks reach impasse in Roan Plateau drilling suit

By Dennis Webb

A judge will be left to rule on a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s oil and gas leasing on the Roan Plateau near Rifle after court-ordered negotiations failed to reach a settlement. “After multiple rounds of settlement ...


Residents air drilling concerns

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Western Colorado residents told oil and gas regulators Thursday their revised rules still fall short of protecting people from drilling impacts. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission met Thursday in Rifle, where ...


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Health professionals brace for change

By Rachel Sauer

A change is going to come, lots of changes possibly, and the more than 50 people who attended the Health Insurance Exchange Community Forum on Thursday had some ideas about how those changes should happen. Hosted by the Colorado Coalition for ...


How ‘Waiting for Superman’ film’s theories stack up in Grand Junction

By Emily Shockley

Five students pining for a better education wait to hear their names called for seats in charter schools during the most intense scene of the new movie “Waiting for Superman.” Some will make it. Some won’t. The film, which ...


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