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CMC leases Parachute site for classes, wants comment about what to offer

By Staff

Colorado Mountain College has leased a building in Parachute and has scheduled several classes there this fall. The college also is seeking input from residents, businesses and community leaders in the Parachute and Battlement Mesa area about ...

Mesa County refunds sales tax to energy firms

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Mesa County’s sales-tax base, weakened by the recession, has taken another hit after the county this month refunded more than $500,000 in sales tax to at least one local energy-services company in connection with a Colorado Court of ...

Richardson, Ritter: States lead way on green energy

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — If the federal government isn’t going to take on domestic energy problems, then it falls to states to do so, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Saturday. Richardson told an Aspen audience during a joint appearance with ...

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Peach festival plump with people

By Charles Ashby

With peach cuisine, a peach-eating contest and a peach parade, there certainly was no shortage of peaches at the 42nd annual Palisade Peach Festival this weekend. The four-day event, which concludes today, is one of the state’s top ...

Pickens, Turner push gas at confab

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — Oilman T. Boone Pickens and media giant Ted Turner joined Saturday in touting natural gas as an important part of the nation’s energy future and a resource Pickens says can be cleanly produced. The two were part of a ...

County to decide on giving pot shop question to voters

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Mesa County commissioners will decide Monday whether to put a question on the November ballot asking voters if they want to ban medical marijuana centers in unincorporated areas of the county. New state law gives local governments the leeway ...

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Homeless, but not voiceless

By Amy Hamilton

Spend a couple hours at Whitman Park, where some of the area’s homeless people congregate, and ask them for their thoughts about Jacob Richards. Some bristle in defense, leery about a stranger posing questions about their ally. Who ...

City fighting lawsuit over incident that led to firing, suicide of officer

By Paul Shockley

Attorneys for the city of Grand Junction deny claims of negligence filed in a lawsuit by a woman who alleged she was raped by a Grand Junction police officer. In a formal response to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, ...

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Girl Scout honored for bravery after saving grandma from fire

By Charles Ashby

The Girl Scouts is about more than Lemon Chalet Cremes or Daisy Go Rounds, Thank U Berry Munch. The group also is about saving lives. Just ask 14-year-old Amelia C. Watson, who saved her grandmother, Joyce Ensley, from a house fire last ...

Traffic Alert, Aug. 22, 2010

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: CDOT widening of Interstate 70 Business This project will widen I-70B between 24 Road and 24 ¾ Road. Traffic has been switched to the south side in the construction zone ...

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