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Senators want to speed up shale development

By Dennis Webb

More Republican lawmakers from the West’s oil shale country are pushing legislation to fast-track the resource’s development, in contrast to the Obama administration’s efforts to take things slower. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso ...

Panel to explore possible upgrade of monument to park

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Sixteen people from the Grand Valley will serve on a committee to explore upgrading Colorado National Monument to a national park. The group, which includes the mayors of the three Grand Valley municipalities, a Mesa County commissioner and ...

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Gateway graduates a power trio

By Daniel Humphries

It’s not every year that a school’s graduating class triples from the previous year. Then again, it’s not every year the graduating class has been together in the same building since kindergarten. Such was the case Thursday ...

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Man who snatched up Mesa sites adds content

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Justin Kolenc wasted little time turning ColoradoMesaUniversity.org into a social-networking site. On Thursday, one student at Mesa State signed up at ColoradoMesaUniversity.org, which Kolenc dubbed “The Unauthorized Social ...

Obama’s idea won’t encourage peace, Grand Junction man thinks

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President Obama’s call for Israel to fall back to the borders before 1967 is unlikely to encourage peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a Grand Junction man with deep ties to the Jewish state said. “My gut reaction ...

Montrose reveals top candidates for city manager; one offer made

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose on Thursday afternoon released the names of the two finalists for city manager after The Daily Sentinel submitted an open records request, citing Colorado law. The finalists are Robert Karlinsey, city administrator ...

Taxpayers advocate: No subsidies for oil firms

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Oil companies should be cut off from tax breaks and subsidies, the founder of a Washington, D.C.-based organization said Thursday. Jill Lancelot, co-founder of Taxpayers for Common Sense, said that soaring oil-company profits combined with ...

Equine virus forces closure of fair facility

By Staff

Because of the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreak, the Montrose County Fairgrounds in Montrose will voluntarily close its facilities to all horses for two weeks as a preventive measure. The horses that are currently boarded at the ...

Garfield County group a step closer to finishing South Canyon trail

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County and a trails group have taken another step toward completion of a trail through South Canyon west of Glenwood Springs. The Lower Valley Trails Group (LoVa) and the county today will mark the completion of the second phase of ...

Grand Junction police to focus on city’s most accident-prone areas

By Staff

Grand Junction police officers are serious about reducing crashes in the city’s most accident-prone routes. New street signs heading into some of these areas warn motorists that officers will be watching drivers’ actions. The new ...

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