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Transit fleet converting to cleaner energy

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The recent arrival of a pair of compressed natural gas buses marks the beginning of Grand Valley Transit’s conversion to a fleet of vehicles that will run on cleaner energy and should save taxpayers money on fueling and maintenance costs ...


Business reaction mixed on mill levy override

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More money for her children’s schools would mean less money to do business in Mesa County for Rocky Mountain Sanitation co-owner Lisa Mullen. As a business owner, the mother of three would pay an additional $203 a year in property taxes ...

State on hook for $367 million in leave payouts

By Charles Ashby

The state has paid nearly $60 million in unused leave and sick time to departing workers over the past three years and is on the hook for at least $367 million more to its current employees, according to state officials and an analysis of ...

Palisade band sweepstakes winner at Saturday’s festival

By Staff

Palisade High School was the sweepstakes winner Saturday at the Colorado West Marching Band Festival at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. The competition brought bands and their color guards from all over the state, which first paraded ...

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Rollover in desert injures 3 males

By Rachel Sauer

Three males were injured Saturday evening when the Chevrolet Blazer they were riding in rolled several times on 27 1/4 Road, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. One of the men was injured seriously enough to be taken to ...

Clifton Elementary improves test scores

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Clifton Elementary is among 17 Colorado schools removed from federally required improvement plans this year because of improved test scores. Schools nationwide are required by the No Child Left Behind Act to create and follow improvement ...

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Cute pups at Expo come with own Cinderella endings

By Rachel Sauer

There is a scale of irresistible adorability, starting at especially cute cupcakes and rising through fuzzy caterpillars on the move, YouTube videos of sleepy kittens, red tricycles and that hippo who’s best friends with a tortoise. At ...

Montrose County, landowners must solve differences on property access, judge says

By William Woody

Gunnison Judge Steven Patrick determined Friday that attorneys representing both the Montrose County Commission and landowners on the West End need to work out a solution in the coming weeks to allow county-hired engineers and surveyors access ...

Proposed reservoirs to provide for boom in metal-rich West End

By William Woody

Montrose County officials are banking on the West End of Montrose County becoming the epicenter of rare-earth mineral production in the United States within 50 years. To support this mining resurrection, the county is planning a massive ...

Great Outdoors Colorado to have retreat in Junction

By Staff

The Great Outdoors Colorado board will hold its annual retreat in Grand Junction this weekend. The 17-member panel, which invests nearly $60 million a year in Colorado Lottery funds to outdoor projects, will discuss a variety of issues, ...

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