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$1.6 million now available in mineral lease grants

By Amy Hamilton

Attention Mesa County nonprofit agencies, special districts and local governments: There may be money available for your group, but you’ll need to act quickly. A total of $1.6 million from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs is up ...

Principals say visit to their schools will show budget subtractions don’t add up for students

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Shelledy Elementary Principal Steve States invites anyone who wants to know what $28.6 million in districtwide budget cuts over three years looks like to spend a day in his school. They’ll have to come early. The school day starts with ...

Health officials, drillers seek deal on air study

By Dennis Webb

State and Garfield County health officials, the oil and gas industry, and Colorado State University are seeking to reach agreement to proceed on what a CSU professor says would be important research into air pollutants resulting from drilling ...

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Preschool’s goal: improving lives of children, families

By Dennis Webb

As Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia starts a statewide tour to seek out effective approaches to early-childhood literacy, he might do well to consider what’s happening at a public preschool and kindergarten in Parachute. Actually, it’s more ...

Drilling industry in Colorado hopes voluntary testing will ease groundwater fears

By Dennis Webb

Colorado oil and gas companies are preparing for a Nov. 1 rollout of the nation’s first statewide voluntary groundwater monitoring program for their industry. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association is launching a baseline testing program ...

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Fate of shop in Palisade in voters’ hands

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The battle over whether the last remaining medical marijuana center in Mesa County should remain open or be shuttered focuses on an office that looks as though its employees could be signing off on home mortgages or selling iced ...

Medical marijuana card carrier appreciates dispensary

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Julie Bondurant let the medical marijuana card application sit around for almost two years before she submitted it to the state. She wasn’t sure she wanted to incorporate cannabis into her lineup of medicine or wrestle with the stigma ...

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GJEP moves interim director into top post

By Charles Ashby

Kelly Flenniken no longer will be the interim executive director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership. Instead, she will be the executive director of the group. Flenniken, who’s worked at the partnership as its business ...

State workers see threat to leave-time cash

By Charles Ashby

State workers are circling the wagons in an attempt to protect a benefit that allows them to get paid for unused sick time. Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, said she is looking into introducing a measure when the Colorado Legislature convenes ...

Traffic Alert, Oct. 16, 2011

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: 12th Street median work: Night work begins Monday to install medians and a new crosswalk on 12th Street between Elm and Mesa avenues. On Monday, Xcel Energy will be doing ...

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