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County buys 40-year lease on mental-health center building

By Staff

With a $900,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Mesa County has purchased a 40-year lease on a building at Colorado West Mental Health. The Mesa County Commission unanimously approved the expenditure Tuesday. The ...


Test scores to improve,  new school chief says

By Emily Shockley

Steve Schultz expects test scores and content standards to rise in School District 51 in the near future. He has reasons, personal and professional, to advocate for the district’s success. Schultz will serve at the district’s ...


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CAT auction moves equipment

By Staff

To the delight of some and the dismay of others, one piece of construction equipment after another sold Tuesday for prices well below the amounts they would have fetched a couple years earlier. Louis Iglesias makes a living by purchasing ...


Sides in Roan lease fight differ on effect of air quality ruling

By Dennis Webb

An energy company and conservation groups are at odds over whether a federal official’s report on Utah oil and gas leases has any bearing on a lawsuit challenging drilling on the Roan Plateau. Groups opposing the issuing of federal oil ...


Club 20 opposes stiffer drilling regs

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A measure that would give federal officials greater sway over drilling for natural gas has drawn opposition from Club 20. The legislation proposed by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis, Democrats from Denver and Boulder, would do away ...


Country Jam DUI arrests at 5-year high

By Paul Shockley

For a year when law enforcement officials perceived fewer Jammers, drunken-driving arrests by the Colorado State Patrol during the four-day Country Jam festival in Mack hit a five-year high for the event, according to figures released ...


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No fire ban in effect this year, but fireworks stands are fewer

By Staff

During the fall, winter and spring, Kalina Young, 26, teaches with School District 51. During the summer, she sells explosives. Young peddles her wares under a giant blue-and-white tent in the Mesa Mall parking lot and predicts this ...


Construction projects plentiful in De Beque

By Staff

There is a construction boom in De Beque, bringing development along the Interstate 70 corridor, but also concerns that new stores will divert customers from downtown businesses. South of town, across I-70, water lines are being laid ...


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City rejects solicitation restrictions

By Emily Shockley

Flying a sign is still no crime after Grand Junction City Council members Monday shot down two ordinances that would have restricted solicitation. It became evident as council members met shortly before the official 7 p.m. meeting that they ...


July 1 laws

By Emily Shockley

July 1 means the year will be half over, summer will be in full swing and 57 new state laws will take effect. It’s also when a new Colorado budget cycle goes into effect, with revenue an estimated $384 million below what the state has ...


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