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Marijuana enforcement director reassigned

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Colorado’s medical marijuana enforcement director will be reassigned after he came under scrutiny for writing a letter that some law-enforcement and state officials said made it appear he opposed dispensary bans. The Department of ...

BLM to assess oil-drilling proposal for area near Whitewater

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The company that hit oil when drilling earlier this year for natural gas near Whitewater is now taking direct aim at oil with a new drilling plan. Fram Operating LLC struck oil as it was drilling exploratory wells southeast of Grand Junction ...

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Month for warm hearts: Organizers promote random acts of kindness

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Whatever it was that Pollyanna was sipping, the Grand Valley needs it by the gulp. That’s what several people scattered around the valley have concluded, and they hope through the rest of November, and beyond, to find ways to cheer up ...

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Blue Pig Gallery prepares for reopening

By Melinda Mawdsley

After two months of renovation and remodeling, the Blue Pig Gallery is ready to reopen its doors. The art gallery has moved from 119 W. Third St. to its new, larger location at 101 W. Third St. in downtown Palisade. To celebrate the ...

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Runaway truck ‘close call’

By Dennis Webb

A Palisade man who witnessed a runaway truck accident Sunday on Vail Pass says he’s amazed it didn’t kill the driver or result in a bigger disaster. Mike Kennedy said he doesn’t know how the truck kept from hitting other ...

County cancels $115,000 in unpaid property taxes

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Mesa County commissioners unanimously agreed Monday to cancel more than $115,000 in unpaid personal property taxes, conceding they’re unable to collect that money because the indebted businesses most likely have closed. State law allows ...

CMU dining hall expands specialty fare

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Colorado Mesa University freshman Katelyn Page ate a hamburger without a bun or a salad but with balsamic dressing for lunch and dinner, possibly followed by ice cream or Jell-O, for the first two months of this semester. Those items were ...

State tax amnesty collection exceeds $800,000

By Charles Ashby

The state’s tax amnesty program has collected more than $800,000 since it began last month, Colorado Department of Revenue officials said. That money comes from more than 1,000 tax returns filed by Colorado businesses and individual ...

Rep. Tipton proposes measure to shift funds from federal lands to education

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Western legislators are looking at new ways to mine money for education from federal lands even as voters in several Colorado counties consider raising property taxes, and voters statewide consider raising sales and income taxes, to fund ...

Appeals court ruling on roadless areas raises questions about status of oil and gas leases

By Dennis Webb

A recent federal appeals court ruling upholding a 2001 rule protecting national forest roadless areas is raising questions about the status of oil and gas leases issued in such areas over the last decade in Colorado and other states. The ...

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