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Overheard at Club 20

By Staff

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Country embraced patriotic fervor quickly following terrorists’ attacks

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Within days of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, much of the country swathed itself in red, white and blue. Lapel-button flags were suddenly on sale almost everywhere. Red, white and blue ribbons bloomed on the sides of cars, as did flags ...

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Racing is in their bloodlines

By William Woody

MONTROSE — For the Sanchez family of Clifton, horse racing isn’t only big business, it is their way of life. In Montrose on Saturday, they kept alive their heritage and the history of horse racing on the Western ...

Club 20: Tipton tries to loosen loan rules for small banks

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is working with a Colorado Democrat to loosen credit for small businesses, a measure Tipton touted Saturday as he spoke during the fall meeting of Club 20. The “Capital Access for Main Street” ...

Regulations ‘breaking country,’ Club 20 speaker says

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Federal regulation is stifling the nation’s economic recovery, a Wyoming natural resources attorney told Club 20 on Saturday. Regulation “has become so costly that it is breaking our country,” Harriet Hageman, who represents ...


Club 20: Keep state open for business, Hickenlooper says

By Charles Ashby

Make Colorado more business friendly and push all forms of energy development as long as companies act responsibly, Gov. John Hickenlooper told a packed crowd at Club 20’s fall meeting Saturday. The governor said his chief goal is to ...

District maps for Legislature near final vote

By Charles Ashby

State lawmakers anxiously are waiting to see what the 11-member panel charged with redrawing legislative district lines will do next week. The panel of six Democrats, six Republicans and an unaffiliated chairman is to meet Monday to discuss ...

Bring troops home from Afghanistan, Bennet tells Club 20

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Continued military operations in Afghanistan are likely to become counterproductive, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., told Club 20 on Saturday. “It’s probably time to start withdrawing our folks from Afghanistan,” Bennet ...

No contaminants found; Rifle school to reopen

By Staff

School will reopen Monday at Graham Mesa Elementary in Rifle, though officials still haven’t pinpointed why 21 students and two adults got sick there on Sept. 1. All 23 people were treated and released from a local hospital and students ...

Area Agency on Aging conference Wednesday in Grand Junction

By Staff

The Mesa County Area Agency on Aging is hosting a regional conference in Grand Junction on Wednesday. Speakers will address Social Security and changing demographics for the elderly during the conference at Two Rivers Convention ...

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