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District 51 adds programs for kids with autism, older students

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District 51 is adding two new programs for special needs students this fall. Redlands Middle School will host the district’s first sixth-  through 12th-grade program specifically for students with autism. The program can hold up to ...

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Junction pipe company sold

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For many Grand Valley residents, Grand Junction Pipe and Supply creates its biggest impression with its eye-catching, award-winning Christmas parade floats, designed and built by employees and displayed outside the company’s office on ...

Anti-nuke activist upset at San Miguel commissioner

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Opponents of nuclear energy are building toward a resolution to declare Telluride a nuclear-free zone. Opponents had wanted a resolution for all of San Miguel County, but couldn’t persuade the commissioners, one of whom is Art ...

Court rules on water stored for drought protection

By Charles Ashby

Merely storing water in a reservoir does not qualify as beneficial use, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. For some water experts, that’s a huge decision. Others, however, say it isn’t unexpected because the ruling is ...

Commission OKs Parachute spills settlements

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Monday approved disciplinary settlements involving spills from two pits north of Parachute in the winter of 2007–08. Commission staff also said the actions bring the agency closer to ...

County sets Whitewater sewer rates

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday set the monthly sewer rates and sewer tap fees for landowners who want to hook into the soon-to-be-completed line that will provide service to Whitewater. Under resolutions approved by the board, the ...

Neslin reappointed oil, gas commission director

By Dennis Webb

The state regulator who has been integral to the rewriting and implementation of Colorado’s oil and gas development rules will remain in his job. Mike King, executive director of the state Department of Natural Resources, said Monday ...

Park-status committee begins work

By The Daily Sentinel

A committee looking at whether to seek an upgrade to park status for Colorado National Monument will learn how tourism professionals evaluate the possible change, as well as what happens when the sun goes down there. The process of ...

Montrose lawyer takes helm of state bar

By Charles Ashby

When Montrose attorney David Masters takes over as president of the Colorado Bar Association later this week, his biggest plan will be to remind those big-city attorneys on the Front Range that Western Slope lawyering is just as ...

Retreat of billionaire Koch brothers keeps political foes restive

By Charles Ashby

The billionaire oil magnate brothers Charles and David Koch convened one of their so-called secret meetings in the Beaver Creek area this weekend, and progressives from around the state were in the area protesting it. Problem is, they ...

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