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Red tape reduced to 2 months for rancher’s hydropower plan

By Dennis Webb

A Meeker rancher’s project is the nation’s first to make use of a new process streamlining the permitting process for small hydropower generation, the Governor’s Energy Office said Wednesday. The approval of rancher George ...


Getting most from her team

By Amy Hamilton

A quiet air of concentration settles over the workshop at Labor Solutions, 2850 Chipeta Ave. From his wheelchair Paul Baldwin is sorting and pushing lids off a tray into a chute to box them up. Tanya Fishback is counting out rubber rings, a ...

Board considers water pipeline to Front Range

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Water Conservation Board is poised today to approve funding for a special panel to look at whether a controversial idea to pump water from southwestern Wyoming to Colorado’s Front Range is feasible. Some board members said ...

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Federal agency tour touts uranium mining comeback

By William Woody

PARADOX VALLEY — Education and full disclosure is what government and uranium mining insiders say is key for the industry to rebound in the Uravan mineral belt of western Colorado. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy ...

Tipton sets up second Grand Junction hearing on energy regulation

By Staff

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., plans to host another hearing in Grand Junction next week about what federal regulations may be getting in the way of energy development in the nation. The hearing, Tipton’s second on the same subject, ...

GJEP may have new director soon after drawing wide interest for job

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The Grand Junction Economic Partnership could have a new executive director by the end of next month, according to the chairman of the partnership’s board of directors. More than 80 people applied to lead the local economic development ...

Ruling lets Montrose hospital board proceed with plans to lease facility

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A judge Tuesday denied a motion by the Montrose County Commission to prevent the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees from entering into a controversial 50-year lease of the medical facility and operations. In July, ...

Ground turkey recall hits Walmart, City Market stores

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Western Colorado Walmart and City Market shoppers who recently purchased ground turkey may want to check their refrigerators or freezers because the meat could be contaminated with salmonella. Cargill Inc. announced this week a recall of ...

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Tamarisk project a ‘true success’

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Killing tamarisk along the Dolores River demands a concerted effort, one as subtle as a minuscule beetle and as direct as an excavator ripping the plants from the riverside. It’s also an expensive effort for the federal government, one ...

Wildland plan had rough start

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The Obama administration’s flirtation with recognizing wildlands came to a bad end in part because the federal government “did a terrible job” of explaining the plan, Bureau of Land Management Director Robert Abbey said. The ...

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