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Propane-powered cars could get tax credit

By Charles Ashby

Propane-powered cars would be added to the list of alternative-fuel vehicles eligible for a special tax credit under a bill that won approval in a House committee Monday. Freshman Rep. Paul Brown said adding propane to that list not only ...

Panel wants to revive tax break for farmers

By Charles Ashby

Colorado farmers and ranchers are buying bull semen, pesticides and other agriculture products from out-of-state companies because the Legislature last year temporarily did away with a sales tax exemption for such items, a state lawmaker said ...

Ruling validates fight over health law, Suthers says

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Only the U.S. Supreme Court can resolve the constitutionality of the new federal health care law, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said after a fourth lower-court ruling on the much-debated new law. Calling it “a victory for ...

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Man stabbed, jailed in fight with motorist

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A Fruita man who was stabbed in an altercation Sunday night received more bad news when he was arrested at St. Mary’s Hospital. Brandon Hopson, 21, 1225 Santa Fe Circle, was booked into Mesa County Jail early Monday morning on ...

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Reception poor for power line project

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One piece of advice that Susan Knowlton heard Monday night was that a high-voltage power line down the Colorado River and passing in the vicinity of Mount Garfield wouldn’t be welcomed in the Grand Valley. Knowlton is the Bureau of Land ...

Snowboarder survives avalanche near Vail Pass

By Dennis Webb

A snowboarder injured both ankles Saturday when she was carried the entire length of a 1,000-foot-long avalanche on the southwestern slope of Uneva Peak east of Vail Pass. The woman was partially buried in the debris field of the slide, which ...

Low-tech greenhouse could hold promise of year-round growth

By Dennis Webb

Imagine being able to live in Colorado but garden as if you were living in north Texas. Enter the world of farming with high tunnels, which some Colorado producers are using to extend their growing season to year-round. That’s no small ...

Las Colonias Park’s future discussed

By Amy Hamilton

Several people interested in seeing the future of Las Colonias Park fulfill the goals identified in its master plan met Monday with some Grand Junction City Council members and city staff. Harry Griff, a board member of the Downtown ...

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Advocates say jobs, tax revenue at stake in marijuana vote

By Amy Hamilton

Jeff Cassinari was unemployed for six months before landing a job a year and a half ago as a manager at Green Natural Solutions, a medical marijuana center at 733 Rood Ave. If voters in April decide to ban the centers, Cassinari expects he ...

Tipton leads panel that deals with environment

By Staff

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will lead a House subcommittee that oversees environmental issues and regulators such as the Environmental Protection Agency. Tipton, who was elected in November, was a frequent critic of the EPA on the ...

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