Western Colorado

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GVP tells customers bills could go up 47%

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Legislation before Congress could drive up electricity bills by as much as 47 percent, Grand Valley Power is telling customers in a letter. Grand Valley Power sent the letter as a part of a national effort by electrical associations around ...

Third-grader reading scores better than previous class

By Emily Shockley

Reading program changes implemented in 2007 may be working on School District 51 third-graders. Scores from Colorado Student Assessment Program reading tests taken by third-graders in February have been released and show 71 percent of local ...

Bresnan’s seventh anniversary in western Colorado also marks the company’s 25th year

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Seven years into its franchise in Mesa County, Bresnan Communications will keep up with changes in the fast-moving information business, company officials said. Bresnan first acquired the cable-television franchise in the Grand Valley and has ...

District 51 cuts $2.3 million from budget

By Emily Shockley

District 51 school board members approved a budget for next school year shaved of $2.3 million in expenditures at a board meeting Tuesday. The school district had to reserve $132 per student in the district to comply with a new state ...


Beetlemania strikes invasive tamarisk

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Beetles with a taste for tamarisk have been enlisted in the fight to rein in the invasive species. Representatives of the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Palisade Insectary met Tuesday at Riverbend Park in Palisade to witness the ...

Groups revise lawsuit over shale development

By Staff

A revised lawsuit against the federal government says it failed to adequately consider the potential climate-change implications of designating 2 million acres of public land for possible oil shale development in Colorado, Wyoming and ...


Man battling county over permitting of his stone farm

By Staff

Rudy Fontanari’s crop needs no water, fertilizer or even sunlight, but it does need a lawyer. Fontanari owns Western Slope Flagstone, located in Clifton off 33 Road at E 3/4 Road. His rock farm has grown to 20,000 tons since starting in ...

Gas group sponsors cattlemen’s meeting in valley this week

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When the Colorado cattlemen headed for the Grand Valley vineyards Tuesday, they rode out in buses sponsored by two energy companies, Marathon Oil and Williams. The Colorado Petroleum Association is a gold sponsor of the Colorado ...

Ag the key to rebuilding 2 countries, speaker says

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Rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan begins with agriculture, a specialty that a Monument man, Sam Barringer, took to those countries. Barringer, 47, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and a veterinarian, has been to both countries ...

Barrett in $60M Roan gas purchase

By Dennis Webb

Bill Barrett Corp. has taken control of federal oil and gas leases sold last year for the top of the Roan Plateau, and says it is eager to settle a lawsuit challenging those leases. That settlement could include giving up some of the leases, ...

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