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Union speech reviews split on party lines

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President Obama’s call for the nation to move ahead with a series of proposals struck U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., as “more the mantra of my way or the highway” than an offer to cooperate, Tipton said. Meanwhile, ...


Neighbors rally against bus station

By Amy Hamilton

If a Greyhound station is allowed to locate in Jackie Anderson’s neighborhood, she’ll move. Anderson, who spoke during a heated meeting Tuesday night as one of about 60 people in opposition to such a plan slated for 24 1/2 Road, ...


Paonia resident, CU student sits with first lady at address

By Charles Ashby

Paonia resident Mahala Greer sat with first lady Michelle Obama as her husband gave his fourth State of the Union Address on Tuesday. The University of Colorado-Denver senior was one of 21 guests in the first lady’s box for the address ...

Water course slated to begin on Feb. 9

By Staff

Spots remain available for the 2012 edition of the Water Course at Colorado Mesa University. The course will be on three Thursdays in February. Classes will meet Feb. 9, 16 and 23. Each class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m., and all classes will ...

Tipton wants hearing on water storage

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Water storage in the West needs to be made less difficult, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said Tuesday in asking for a Congressional hearing about issues surrounding water storage in the West. Tipton, who lives in Cortez in the ...

Bill to repair campaign filing requirements

By Charles Ashby

Candidates running in this year’s June primary won’t have to file their campaign finance reports every two weeks until after May 1 under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 14 is ...

Seized Montrose stores reopening

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The owner of a series of convenience stores and a liquor store in Montrose has begun reopening those businesses after the state of Colorado seized them for nonpayment of nearly $50,000 in sales taxes. The Department of Revenue on Monday ...

D51 gets energy award

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Xcel Energy presented School District 51 with a large novelty check for $661,807 at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting. The energy company reimbursed the district six figures for saving energy in 2011 through various efficiency ...

Meeker school repair remains on hold

By Dennis Webb

The Meeker School District continues to await information it needs before it can authorize repairs to its trouble-stricken elementary school. “We have not given the go-ahead for repairs to begin yet,” Superintendent Susan Goettel ...

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Junior Achievement to begin area programs

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Junior Achievement programming is slated to begin this semester in local schools. The national education program places volunteers in classrooms to teach ready-made lessons on finances, business and economics to kindergarten through ...

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