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Senator hears both sides of gas drilling debate

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Rancher Bill Fales raises beef on land outside Carbondale and sells it to local buyers including the Aspen Skiing Co. “It’s been a really great business for us. Obviously that will start getting hurt if our ...

University asks city for help on bond issue

By Amy Hamilton

Creating more classroom space is the top priority at Colorado Mesa University, according to school officials. Citing decreases in the state’s future education funding and a reluctance to drastically raise tuition, CMU President Tim ...

SD51 mulling switch for spring break dates

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Spring break may come a little later next year in School District 51. District leaders are considering moving the annual break into April so that students could take Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, or TCAP, tests without a 10-day ...

Keep federal court in Grand Junction open, Sen. Udall urges

By Paul Shockley

The possible closure of Grand Junction’s federal court would have lasting negative impacts on many Colorado communities west of the Continental Divide, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., wrote to a federal judge Monday. The United States ...

Ballots due by 7 p.m. Tuesday in municipal elections

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Voters deciding on an array of candidates and issues in municipal elections in western Colorado have until 7 p.m. today to make their choices. That’s when ballots are due at town halls across the area. Most elections were conducted by ...


Holocaust Awareness Weeks begin at CMU

By Staff

Holocaust Awareness Weeks events began Monday at Colorado Mesa University. The annual series reflects on the Holocaust and other genocides and features numerous free events open to the public. Today’s events open with “Why We Kill ...

Measure to boost employee training advances in House

By Charles Ashby

Employees will get the training they need, and businesses will get workers skilled to do the jobs they’re offering under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday. The bipartisan measure continues funding for ...

$360,000 state grant to help Mesa County improve bus services

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Mesa County has received a $360,000 state grant to make a series of infrastructure improvements designed to benefit Grand Valley Transit. The money will be used to connect F 1/8 Road between 24 1/2 Road and Balanced Rock Way to provide access ...


1 in 6 county workers quitting

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More than one in six Mesa County employees ended their employment with the county last year, the most in at least 11 years and a figure that concerns some county officials. A total of 160 of the county’s 916 workers were laid off or ...


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 ...

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