Western Colorado

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County beefs up DUI enforcement with van purchase

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The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will soon own the first impaired-driving enforcement van on the Western Slope, a tool officials plan to use at large social events and sobriety checkpoints and share with other law-enforcement ...

More parking, city tells DDA

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction city leaders have proposed a new design for the 400 block of Main Street that would chop two parking spaces for people with disabilities from the original design in order to add two parking spaces to the block. The current ...

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Rebates lure buyers out in force

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Rebates for energy-efficient appliances drew buyers out Monday for the first day of the Recharge Colorado program. The promotion aimed at using federal stimulus money to help sell more appliances and reduce electrical demand had an immediate ...

Colorado begins switch from coal to natural gas

By Charles Ashby

Though Gov. Bill Ritter signed the bill Monday, it will be at least two years before western Colorado drillers see a benefit from the measure to convert coal-fired power plants to natural gas. That’s because Xcel Energy now has to go ...

Superintendent, district recognizes senior scholars

By Staff

School District 51 and Superintendent Steven D. Schultz honored graduating high school seniors who have achieved a 4.0 cumulative GPA or better over the course of their four years in high school at a luncheon Monday at Two Rivers Convention ...

Uranium payments may rise

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A program that has paid out nearly $1.5 billion to uranium-industry employees would be expanded significantly under legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill would enlarge the number of people who would be eligible for compensation ...

House panel OKs school funding measure

By Emily Shockley

The Colorado House Education Committee on Monday approved a resolution designed to inflate education funding by giving legislators control over increasing taxes to pay for schools. The 8-4 vote moved the measure to the House floor. House ...

Colorado House narrowly passes payday loan bill

By Charles Ashby

Payday lenders who don’t want to see their interest rates dramatically cut will turn their attention to the Colorado Senate. That’s because the House narrowly approved a measure Monday to cap their annual rates at 45 percent. ...

State speeds wildlife review for drilling

By Dennis Webb

State regulators say they have reduced their turnaround times for oil and gas permit applications subject to review by wildlife officials. The reviews were a major source of industry concern when they were required under a Colorado Oil and ...

High schools earn high praise, honors at music festival

By Melinda Mawdsley

Judging by the results of the weekend’s Colorado West Invitational Music Performance Festival, there isn’t one School District 51 high school that stands above the others. Each competing school earned a top honor. Central High ...

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