Western Colorado

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CSU closing Rogers Mesa research station in budget move

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Colorado State University will close its Rogers Mesa research site in Hotchkiss in 2011 as a cost-saving measure, the university said. The budget for CSU’s agricultural experimentation stations was reduced by 5 percent this year and ...


Woman on bus reports threat; man jailed

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man could face prison time after displaying a BB pistol on a Grand Valley Transit bus and telling a stranger he was prepared to use it, according to an arrest affidavit. Chad M. Thompson, 24, was advised Tuesday of possible ...


Rio Blanco loses battle on oil, gas equipment use tax

By Staff

The Colorado Supreme Court this week put an end to Rio Blanco County’s attempt to impose a use tax on equipment used by companies in natural gas operations. But county attorney Kent Borchard said the court failed to clarify questions ...


School board cuts budget, looks at early retirement

By Emily Shockley

District 51 School Board members adopted a $1.64 million reduction plan for the district’s 2009-10 budget Tuesday night and reviewed a plan to reduce the 2010-11 budget. The board approved $1.69 million in cuts to the re-adopted budget ...


Fruita OKs plan to put recreational trails near canals

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Hikers and bikers eventually will be able to recreate on trails next to irrigation canals and washes in Fruita under a plan approved by the City Council Tuesday night. Council members unanimously agreed to enact the city’s parks, open ...


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Lions spread Acts of Kindness cash

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Grand Junction Lions Club is again surprising local folks who need a helping hand with its annual Random Acts of Kindness campaign. Each Lions Club member was given a $100 bill Tuesday during the group’s luncheon meeting at Two ...


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Colorado senators waiting on budget study before deciding on health bill

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After meeting with President Obama on Tuesday, both Colorado senators said they’re awaiting the results of a budget study before committing to a pending health care proposal. Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, both Democrats, also ...


Shooting details hazy; 2 victims still in hospital

By Paul Shockley

Two of the five men who were shot early Sunday at a Fruitvale home were listed in fair condition Tuesday, according to a St. Mary’s Hospital spokeswoman. The five, who range in age from 16 to 22, were wounded around 2:15 a.m. at a party ...


WILLIAMS POLLUTION CONTROL

Oil, gas air rules drifting

By Dennis Webb

When it comes to how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates oil and gas industry air pollution, the agency “has been invigorated, to say the least,” environmental advocate Jeremy Nichols says. Change is in the air regarding ...


Exxon’s move ‘good signal’ for gas firms

By Staff

In a move seen as a vote of confidence in the future of America’s natural gas industry, ExxonMobil said Monday it plans to acquire XTO Energy Inc. in a $41 billion deal. Both companies have operations in western Colorado’s ...


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