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Club 20 on hunt for new director

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The new head of the Western Slope’s lobbying organization likely will be expected to know much more than roads and water. The executive committee of the organization, which was founded more than half a century ago to get money for roads ...


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Getting blood flowing in January

By Amy Hamilton

Maybe winter’s icy blast makes our blood flow more slowly in January. Perhaps it’s because folks are just now shaking off a holiday hangover. Or it could be because colder weather makes it harder to get around or people are more ...


Meetings cover power line routes

By Dennis Webb

Area residents are being asked for input on the preferred routing of an extra-high-voltage power line that would cross northwest Colorado in delivering wind energy from south-central Wyoming to the Southwest. The overhead transmission project ...


Tipton, Bennet take seats in Congress

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Scott Tipton and Sen. Michael Bennet will be sworn in today as the 112th Congress gets under way. Tipton, a Republican from Cortez, was elected in November on his second bid for the job when he unseated Rep. John Salazar, the Democrat who ...


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Bear killing spurs review of regulations

By Dave Buchanan

An outpouring of sentiment over the legal but controversial killing of a bear inside its den by a licensed hunter has driven the Colorado Wildlife Commission to consider possibly regulating such acts. The Wildlife Commission at its meeting ...


Club 20’s Brown picked for Hickenlooper Cabinet

By Charles Ashby

Reeves Brown will head the Colorado Department of Local Affairs after Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper takes office next week, the Hickenlooper’s transition team announced Monday. Brown, executive director of Club 20 for the past 10 years, ...


Pinon Grill operations on City Council agenda

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members will have a full plate of items to consider Wednesday night. Possibly the most controversial decision involves a recommendation by city staff to issue a contract to city-owned Two Rivers Convention Center to ...


County reduces fairgrounds fees for Lions Club

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The Mesa County Commission agreed Monday to slash fees charged to the Orchard Mesa Lions Club for use of the county fairgrounds, saying the county’s partnership with the service club is worth more than the fee revenue. The fairgrounds ...


Garfield proceeding with state hearing on drilling in Silt area, at least for now

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners on Monday rejected an agreement Antero Resources had proposed to head off a state hearing over proposed natural gas well spacing near Silt. However, commissioners called for their legal staff to continue ...


Drilling permits were 3rd-highest ever for last year

By Dennis Webb

Colorado in 2010 posted its third-best year ever for oil and gas drilling permitting, according to year-end figures. The state fell just short of the 6,000 mark last year, with 5,996 permits being issued, said David Neslin, director of the ...


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