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Congress stalling wind-power growth, Leitner-Poma officials tell Bennet

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Congress’ inability to deal with production tax credits for wind energy is holding back projects and possibly stifling job growth, officials of a Grand Junction company told U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., on Monday. Leitner-Poma of ...


Mountain towns banning plastic bags at grocery stores

By Dennis Webb

Telluride has one. Aspen is about to impose one. Carbondale and Basalt voters will decide Tuesday on one. A movement to ban plastic checkout bags in mountain-town grocery stores is taking off like a tossed-away bag in the spring ...

Weather forecast: More of the same for next 3 months

By Charles Ashby

The weather has been nice, and that’s bad, forecasters say. Not only did the region see nearly five times less precipitation than it normally does in March, but it also shattered three record-high temperatures during the month, ...


Vandals strike campus; no suspects identified

By Charles Ashby

Final Four festivities or some quirky April Fool’s joke? Grand Junction police don’t know yet, but someone — or more than one person — committed several acts of vandalism around the Colorado Mesa University campus ...

Legislature will begin debate on $20 billion budget

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Legislature will begin debate today on the state’s 2012-13 budget now that the Joint Budget Committee has completed its work on it a week later than was scheduled. Still, getting the three Republicans and three Democrats ...

Federal court in GJ eyed for closure

By Paul Shockley

A courthouse without a court? That’s a worst-case scenario being eyed for later this year by Grand Junction officials affiliated with the city’s federal court. A paying tenant of the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building, Grand ...

Beeson re-election bid as 9th District DA raises term-limit question

By Dennis Webb

When 9th Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson was elected in a December 2005 vote that recalled Colleen Truden from office, it planted the seed of a legal question that has taken almost seven years to grow and ripen. Should the three ...

D51 administrator finalist for two superintendent jobs

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District 51 Executive Director of Instructional Support Jody Mimmack is a finalist for school superintendent positions in Durango and Cortez. Mimmack will interview for the lead position in Durango School District 9-R today. If she is not ...

GarCo sewing program makes reusable market totes

By Dennis Webb

Reducing plastic and paper bag use in grocery stores may seem like the environmentally friendly way to go. But if it requires buying reusable bags made in China and shipped halfway around the world, the movement starts to take on a paler shade ...

This Week in the Legislature, April 2, 2012

By Staff

The 2012–13 spending plan is in, and the House will spend much of the week debating it. ■ Today: The full Senate is expected to take up a measure that would extend in-state tuition rates to the children of illegal ...

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