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Fruita’s center of attention

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If it had been up to Jim DeHart, the lot occupied by the Fruita Community Center would be nothing more than an oversized dirt patch. The 18-year Fruita resident twice voted against a 1 percent sales tax to subsidize the construction and ...


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Alphabet adds up for math whiz

By Paul Shockley

Maya Hilty’s into math. She apparently spells words in front of strangers in her spare time. The 12-year-old East Middle School student is so good at math, you’ll find her at an upcoming Math Counts competition for Mesa County ...


Missing man’s wife joins searchers in Utah

By Paul Shockley

A search by air and along rugged terrain in eastern Utah focused Saturday on a roughly 10-mile radius close to a cellphone tower that captured the last data from phones belonging to a pair of missing Grand Junction men. “Spirits were ...


Enterprise-zone credits may be limited

By Charles Ashby

House Democrats plan to introduce two measures this week to limit how much companies can receive in enterprise-zone tax credits. The two measures are designed to ensure only those companies that deserve the credit, and actually create or ...


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Equine experts seek help

By Bob Silbernagel

After End of the Trail Horse Resuce of Olathe announced last month it was forming the Western Slope Hay Bank to help struggling horse owners feed their animals, the response was dramatic — especially from Mesa County.“I’d say ...


Whole Foods to open in Basalt

By Dennis Webb

When Carbondale rancher Felix Tornare heard Whole Foods will open a store in Basalt and is interested in buying from local food producers, it seemed like a good opportunity for him. “Being that close to home, down the block, would be ...


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Director explains health care exchange

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Imagine sitting down at the computer and pulling up a point-by-point comparison of health care insurance offerings and their costs, then clicking on the best deal at the best price. That’s the end result the Colorado state health care ...


Men’s cellphone data narrowed to Price area

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An air search of rugged country in eastern Utah on Friday turned up no sign of two missing pipeline workers from Grand Junction, but authorities late in the evening offered family members the first sliver of hope of finding them. Meanwhile, a ...


BLM: Cut oil shale lease land by tenfold

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management on Friday proposed cutting acreage available for potential oil shale leasing to one-tenth of the current amount in Colorado. Its proposal was developed late last year and represents a modification of what the ...


GOP rift has roots beyond Bradford’s DUI stop

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Laura Bradford is the unofficial leader of the House chorus. That means that whenever there’s a birthday for a fellow representative, the Collbran Republican leads the chorus in singing “Happy Birthday” on the floor of ...


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