Western Colorado

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Demand for natural gas could grow

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter announced a major piece of legislation Friday that would boost the use of natural gas in the state. In an agreement worked out between Xcel Energy, environmentalists and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, the ...

Local Briefs, March 6, 2010

By Staff

SAT/ACT Prep Day offered at library Mesa County Libraries will offer a SAT/ACT Prep Day for teens from noon to 4 p.m. March 27 at the Central Library, 530 Grand Ave. Online and print practice tests will be available in the quiet Programming ...

Sylvan Learning Center closes after 15 years

By Emily Shockley

More than 4,000 children and adults benefitted from Sylvan Learning Center testing and tutoring during Sylvan’s 15 years of operation in Grand Junction. But the center at 1655 N. First St. closed in December because of economic ...

Sage grouse decision buys time for state’s conservation efforts

By Dennis Webb

A federal decision announced Friday confirms the future of a showy western bird is in doubt, but also buys time to try to save it in a way that moderates impacts on western industries such as energy development and agriculture. Interior ...


Demand high for orchard jobs

By Amy Hamilton

For years, Palisade peach grower John Cox barely got a response while advertising locally for temporary help to work his 30 acres. In 2008, for example, three local people called inquiring about work. And, in the years before that, he ...

Palisade officials in saloon spat

By Staff

Palisade police said Friday they will not pursue criminal charges against anyone in connection with a recent confrontation at a town bar that involved the mayor, the mayor pro tem and a man running for the town board. Police, however, still ...

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Teachers ‘bare their hair’ to raise money for student’s wheelchair

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Three teachers at Bookcliff Middle School had their heads shaved in honor of Braden Anderson, a sixth-grade student in need of a new wheelchair.0 The three lucky teachers ran victory laps and gave students high-fives after their fun, sloppy ...

Republican election group targets John Salazar over health care vote

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Republicans are tightening the pressure on U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., trying to turn around his yes vote on the House health care measure. The National Republican Congressional Committee started making “code-red alert” ...

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GOP hopefuls differ on health care

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Two Republicans facing off for the right to oppose U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., in the 3rd Congressional District offered sharply different views of how to deal with the nation’s health-care issue in a forum Thursday. Bob McConnell ...

Resorts stretching ski-lift hours

By Dave Buchanan

With winter waning and days getting longer, ski resorts across the state are stretching their hours and kicking back in the sun. Powderhorn, Telluride and other resorts are taking advantage of spring’s longer days and warmer ...

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