Western Colorado

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Guv’s budget: Seniors pay; students lose

By Charles Ashby

Public schools and higher education will see more cuts, seniors still won’t get their property tax break, and the state will once again dip into severance taxes to help balance next year’s budget. All of that, at least, is called ...

Death case hinges on toxicology

By Staff

A ruling on the cause of death of a man found Sunday in a ditch in Silt will have to await the results of toxicology tests. Three boys called 911 Sunday afternoon after finding Jon Beck, 57, of Silt face-down and partially submerged in about  ...

29 Road Bridge nearly finished; Nov. 19 opening set

By Staff

Motorists only have to wait a few more weeks before the opening of the 29 Road Bridge over the Interstate 70 Business Loop. A grand opening for the project will be at 1 p.m. on Nov. 19, complete with a dedication, antique cars, food, and ...

Gunnison County, state try to resolve differences

By Dennis Webb

Gunnison County and state oil and gas regulators are pursuing talks to resolve jurisdictional disputes over industry regulation. That includes delegating some monitoring and inspection duties to the county. The Colorado Oil and Gas ...

Grand Junction City Council wants airport input

By Amy Hamilton

In a effort to create leverage with the Grand Junction Airport Authority board, city leaders are assigning the mayor to the seven-member volunteer board. Grand Junction Mayor Tom Kenyon will replace the City Council representative on the ...

Marijuana enforcement director reassigned

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Colorado’s medical marijuana enforcement director will be reassigned after he came under scrutiny for writing a letter that some law-enforcement and state officials said made it appear he opposed dispensary bans. The Department of ...

BLM to assess oil-drilling proposal for area near Whitewater

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The company that hit oil when drilling earlier this year for natural gas near Whitewater is now taking direct aim at oil with a new drilling plan. Fram Operating LLC struck oil as it was drilling exploratory wells southeast of Grand Junction ...

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Month for warm hearts: Organizers promote random acts of kindness

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Whatever it was that Pollyanna was sipping, the Grand Valley needs it by the gulp. That’s what several people scattered around the valley have concluded, and they hope through the rest of November, and beyond, to find ways to cheer up ...

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Blue Pig Gallery prepares for reopening

By Melinda Mawdsley

After two months of renovation and remodeling, the Blue Pig Gallery is ready to reopen its doors. The art gallery has moved from 119 W. Third St. to its new, larger location at 101 W. Third St. in downtown Palisade. To celebrate the ...

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Runaway truck ‘close call’

By Dennis Webb

A Palisade man who witnessed a runaway truck accident Sunday on Vail Pass says he’s amazed it didn’t kill the driver or result in a bigger disaster. Mike Kennedy said he doesn’t know how the truck kept from hitting other ...

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