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Udalls promote fed renewable-energy code

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and his New Mexico cousin, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, are trying once again to get Congress to pass a national renewable-energy standard similar to one in Colorado and other states. The two Democrats want power utilities in the ...


Fires too frequent in Clifton ditch area

By Paul Shockley

Fires in a Clifton drainage ditch became so common that the Clifton Fire Protection District wrote specific operational protocol on how to deal with them. The Lewis Wash, which snakes along 31 Road north of E 1/2 Road, was burning again ...

Bank ready to repeat aid program

By Dennis Webb

A Western Slope bank that received widespread attention in 1995 for helping federal employees hit then by a government shutdown stood ready Friday to do it again if the 2011 budget standoff wasn’t resolved. Alpine Bank made plans this ...

Montrose agrees to expanded fest

By William Woody

MONTROSE — City of Montrose officials agreed this week to extend the number of Main Street blocks it closes for Main in Motion, a popular weekly summer festival in the heart of downtown. Main in Motion enters its 10th year with ...

Conservative Alliance to hold rally Friday

By Staff

A rally on the third anniversary of the tea party movement will take place Friday in Sherwood Park. The Western Slope Conservative Alliance Freedom Rally will feature Ryan Frazier, a former Aurora City Council member who spoke at the first ...

House budget deal restores exemptions on ag products

By Charles Ashby

As part of a budget deal with the Senate, the Colorado House approved a measure on a voice vote Friday to restore a sales tax exemption on agricultural products. The deal calls for restoring the exemption along with a slew of other moves, ...

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Pianists strike creative chord

By Melinda Mawdsley

The nerves were worth it all. Grand Junction’s Kaycee Detmers, 13, performed four songs Friday before a panel of three pianists during the Festival for Creative Pianists, and she admitted she was jittery once she went on the Mesa State ...

Anti-tax crusader Bruce suspected of evading taxes

By Charles Ashby

Douglas Bruce, Colorado’s best-known anti-tax crusader, was indicted Friday by a state grand jury on suspicion of tax fraud and attempting to influence a public servant. Bruce, the author of the tax- and spend-limiting constitutional ...

No shutdown, Congress says in 11th hour

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Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama reached an agreement Friday night that kept the federal government in business while including cuts of $39 billion from current spending. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called the ...

Four points outlined at health-insurance exchange meeting

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Dozens of residents quizzed state officials Thursday about the possibility of a statewide health-insurance exchange as a “Colorado solution” to federal health care reform. Joan Henneberry, director of the Health ...

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