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Golf, pool discounts reinstated for city workers

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city employees again will be able to golf and swim at the city’s facilities at deep discounts. During budget cuts in the past few years, those employee discount programs were pared back. However, Grand Junction City ...


Make My Day bill for business passes House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Several Democrats joined 29 Republicans in the Colorado House on Monday in extending the state’s Make My Day law to businesses. The measure, which now heads to the Senate, is designed to allow business owners to use ...


Health clinic OK’d for school employees

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After a sometimes heated discussion Monday evening, District 51 School Board members voted four to one to approve a proposal by Community Hospital to run a health clinic for people insured by the district. The proposal would allow District 51 ...


Garfield waives affordability rule to encourage housing industry

By Dennis Webb

Two months after scaling back its affordable housing requirements, Garfield County commissioners on Monday proceeded with plans to suspend them altogether to encourage new construction. Garfield commissioners on Monday initially considered a ...


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County approves zoning for gravel pit

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a zoning change that clears the way for the establishment of a gravel pit across the street from a Clifton elementary school. The board’s decision, which followed four hours of ...


Coal methane capable of being energy source, says House committee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House committee approved a bill Monday that would make methane captured from coal mines eligible under the state’s renewable energy standard. Doing that would increase its development and encourage more methane to be ...


Skier dies in avalanche near Telluride

By Staff

Nathanael Soules, 38, of Telluride, died in an avalanche Monday in the Bear Creek area adjoining the Telluride Ski Area. According to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department, Soules appeared to have been skiing alone on U.S. Forest ...


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Customers going hog wild over new bacon doughnut

By Staff

Mmmmm … bacon … Few can resist the smell, let alone the smoky flavor of salted pork, whether wedged between thick slices of tomato and bread or swimming in syrup next to a pile of pancakes. Everything is better with bacon, it ...


Garfield fire districts may consolidate

By Dennis Webb

Three Garfield County fire districts have agreed to explore creation of an overarching authority aimed at reducing costs of staff, equipment and facilities. The idea was recommended in an evaluation that Emergency Services Consulting ...


Tipton: President’s spending plan adds to burden on taxpayers

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The U.S. Department of the Interior will get $11.5 billion under President Obama’s budget request to Congress. “We are helping to build a comprehensive domestic energy economy, creating American jobs and driving innovation,” ...


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