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Mesa County to retain administrator position

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Interim Mesa County Administrator Tom Papin has recommended commissioners hire a permanent administrator who will continue to manage the county’s day-to-day operations while also suggesting the board communicate more directly with ...

Bill would alter makeup of oil-gas panel

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Ray Scott heard the state’s new governor say in his State of the State speech last month that he was willing to do what needs to be done to help business. To that end, the freshman lawmaker wants to do something the ...


GJ flights fewer but fuller in 2010

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Grand Junction Regional Airport served 11,000 fewer passengers in 2010 compared to the previous year. There were fewer flights last year than in 2009, but the planes were fuller. The airport lost all Frontier-operated flights to Denver in ...

Accident closes I-70

By Paul Shockley

A seven-mile stretch of Interstate 70 was closed Monday night in Glenwood Canyon after a semitrailer driver lost control and slammed through a guardrail, leaving the truck teetering over the edge roughly 100 feet above the ground. Colorado ...

Bennet supports measure for FAA

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is backing the two-year, $34.6 billion authorization measure for the Federal Aviation Administration. The measure includes $8 billion for airport-construction grants. The measure also includes provisions ...

Spherical rock remains a mystery, experts say

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The ball of igneous rock looks plenty intriguing, its smooth exterior seeming to betray careful handiwork, its nearly round shape suggesting the hand of man, as well. Those things crossed the mind of Carl TenPas some five or six years ago as ...

GarCo promotes more talks on drilling disputes

By Staff

Garfield County commissioners are hoping more discussions can help resolve continuing disputes about proposed natural gas drilling that concerns residents in Battlement Mesa and on Silt Mesa. Commissioners on Monday directed their oil and gas ...

Palisade may ditch Clifton sewer project

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Once on track to invest millions of dollars to replace its sewer-treatment system, the town of Palisade is exploring an alternative that would cost taxpayers a fraction of that amount. Town trustees are scheduled to vote Tuesday on the new ...

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Depot on track to restore veterans, building alike

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Wendy Hoffman believes there is no better group of people to help Grand Junction’s historic train depot than veterans who also could use some help. Hoffman, who serves as the local and national president of Blue Star Mothers and lives ...

This week in the Legislature — Feb. 7, 2011

By Staff

Committee hearings will begin to heat up in the next couple of weeks with several measures that focus on such things as immigration and the state’s fiscal problems, some of which likely will make lawmakers work late into the ...

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