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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Food bank prepares move

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Community Food Bank will be closed Dec. 17 through Dec. 26 while the nonprofit organization moves from 486 Morning Glory Lane to the new Mesa County Central Services Building at 200 S. Spruce St. Food Bank Board President Tom Eatwell said he ...

Public trustees group targeted in filing over trip

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Public Trustee Paul Brown and 31 other trustees in the state improperly stayed at a Black Hawk casino hotel this summer that was paid for by a Denver law firm and a software company that often do business with them, according to a ...

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