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Mention of fuel sources in president’s speech pleases industry

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President Obama’s mention of natural gas, clean coal and nuclear power as parts of the mix needed to fire the American industrial engine won applause from the energy industry Tuesday. The president’s call for innovation during the ...

Investment advisor sees 3.5 percent growth in GDP

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Local investment adviser Doug May is forecasting good things for the national economy in 2011 and believes the Grand Valley might enjoy some of that progress. May, the owner of May Investments, 244 N. Seventh St., Suite B, said during an ...

Race crowded for City Council at-large seat

By Amy Hamilton

Get ready for the signs, speeches and campaigning. A number of contenders have surfaced to run for the three open Grand Junction City Council seats. The election is April 5. As of Monday’s deadline for applicants to submit all the ...

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Rental investment study knocks GJ

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Grand Junction’s bottom-of-the-barrel ranking for investors seeking long-term rental-property investments might not be a boon to the Grand Valley economy — but some say it could be. Zillow.com, which analyzes real estate-industry ...

2 child welfare supervisors fired

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Two longtime Mesa County Department of Human Services supervisors who had nearly 60 years’ worth of work experience between them have been fired, marking another shake-up within the department. Treva Houck, director of the Family and ...

School breakfasts will remain free through May

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District 51 students who qualify for reduced-price meals will continue to receive free breakfasts through the end of this school year, despite the likelihood state funding will be cut for the free breakfast program after March 31. The Joint ...

State Patrol investigates lost dispatch recordings

By Paul Shockley

An equipment failure is to blame for the loss of an unknown number of recordings between Colorado State Patrol troopers and dispatchers in Montrose late last year. State Patrol Sgt. John Hahn, a Front Range spokesman for the agency, said ...

Garfield County’s criticism off base on new oil, gas rules, industry says

By Dennis Webb

A trade group for western Colorado energy companies says Garfield County’s criticisms of the state’s new oil and gas rules are unwarranted and economically jeopardize the region. The West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association ...

College put $317 million into Junction

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Mesa State College directly and indirectly infused an estimated $317 million into the community in 2009 and 2010, according to a report released Monday by the school. That’s an increase of 40 percent from the college’s economic ...

$230,000 grant to help build trail for bicycles

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Bicyclists who crave pedaling around the orchards at the east end of the Grand Valley will have a direct and safer link from the Colorado River within the next year. Mesa County commissioners on Monday approved a $352,000 contract to build a ...

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