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New place for strays to open

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With dogs barking in easy-to-clean and well-ventilated kennels and cats lounging in their playground-like area, Mesa County officials and local animal-care providers celebrated Wednesday the opening of the county’s new Animal Services ...

Fruita police investigate school incident

By Paul Shockley

Fruita police were tight-lipped Wednesday about an incident involving a student at Fruita Middle School, which is now the focus of a criminal investigation. Officer John Coughran said a boy at the school is under investigation for ...

Group set to fire up biofuels project

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A variety of grasses being grown in Fruita will be processed in Rifle this summer in an effort to gauge how much ethanol can be produced on the Western Slope. The project is an effort by Colorado Mountain College, Colorado State University, ...

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Census draws 75 percent response in Mesa County

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Census officials gearing up for Saturday’s start of the door-to-door count said they’re ahead by one percentage point of where they were 10 years ago. In Grand Junction this year, the census participation rate is 77 percent, and ...

Voters might get second chance to toughen ballot measure rules

By Charles Ashby

Colorado voters may get another chance this fall to decide whether they want to make it more difficult to amend the state’s Constitution. A Senate panel Wednesday approved a measure to place a watered-down version of 2008’s ...

Tax credits to stay in place for state’s enterprise zones

By Charles Ashby

Businesses located inside enterprise zones will continue to take the tax credits they always have, now that a bill to do away with them died in a House committee Wednesday. Rep. Joel Judd, the Denver Democrat who introduced the measure, said ...

Death Notices, April 29, 2010

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Amy Florence Kilmer, 95, Grand Junction, died April 22, 2010, at Eagle Ridge Nursing Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western ...

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Colorado pols take stance on Arizona law against aliens

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An Arizona law aimed at curbing illegal immigration is the predictable result of a failure of the federal government to take on the job, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday. That’s as far as agreement went, though. “When a ...

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Marijuana growers worry that drug enforcement agents will raid operations

By Dennis Webb

The arrival of spring has Colorado farmers planting, pruning, fertilizing and otherwise striving to produce a bountiful crop. Many face common challenges such as varying fuel costs and weather. But some relatively new players in the ...

Schools chief: Keep tenure bill strong

By Emily Shockley

During a visit Tuesday to Grand Junction, Colorado Education Commissioner Dwight Jones cautioned against weakening a tenure bill facing the state Senate today. Senate Bill 191 would task the Colorado Board of Education with redefining ...

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