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Coram bill includes steep price tag

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Don Coram’s bill to impose limits on state fines for minor infractions got a lot bigger than the Montrose Republican intended. Initially, Coram wanted to ensure that state agencies weren’t unnecessarily imposing fines for ...

Stop ceding land for oil shale, group says

By Matthew Berger

A report released Wednesday called for a more cautious approach to oil shale development in Utah and Colorado, saying public lands should not be turned over to a “nonexistent industry.” The report, from the Boulder-based ...


Airport accountability put before county commission candidates

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A majority of the Republican candidates seeking the two Mesa County Commission seats said Wednesday night the board should more closely monitor the actions of the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority, with some criticizing the airport ...

Grand Junction driver dies in rollover

By Staff

A 56-year-old Grand Junction man was found dead Wednesday in a rollover crash near Gateway. The driver, whose name was not released, rolled the 1986 Ford Bronco II he was driving after he missed a curve on Colorado Highway 141 near milepost ...

BLM: Gas leases would not harm North Fork Valley

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Leasing 22 parcels of land for natural gas drilling would have no significant impact on the North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River, the Bureau of Land Management tentatively found. Public comment is now being sought on the environmental ...

Council approves architectural fees for Avalon work

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council approved a laundry list of items Wednesday night during their meeting. Most significant was the board’s approval to spend $110,476 for architectural service designs toward renovation of the city-owned ...

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County trustee Brown reluctant to move office

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Mesa County Public Trustee Paul Brown had one question when pressed by Mesa County commissioners Wednesday to move his office into a county-owned building. “I understand where you’re coming from,” Brown said of the cost ...

Court lets personhood backers gather signatures

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Supreme Court has cleared the way for backers of a personhood amendment to gather signatures to get the measure onto this fall’s ballot. In a unanimous decision, the high court ruled Wednesday that the proposed ballot ...

Statewide flag rite will honor Air Force officer

By Staff

Flags on Colorado state buildings are to be lowered to half staff Monday in honor of U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan Hall, whose parents, Dennis and Kliffa, live in Grand Junction. Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags lowered from sunrise to ...

New law to boost counties’ income

By Charles Ashby

A law that prevented the state’s county treasurers from investing in securities with credit ratings less than AAA is no more. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia signed the measure Wednesday. Gov. John Hickenlooper was in Houston. The Legislature gave ...

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