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Palisade OKs medical pot-growing permit

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The owners of a Palisade medical marijuana dispensary will be able to grow and store cannabis in a room adjacent to their retail shop under the terms of a conditional-use permit approved Tuesday night by the Palisade Town Board. Town trustees ...

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Citywide sales taxes creep up versus previous month

By Amy Hamilton

Citywide sales tax collected in June is following a slow but steady, month-by-month, increasing trend since revenue bottomed out early this year. Collections were at $4.1 million for June, which was recorded as the July 2010 amount. ...

Proposed payday loan rule ‘absurd,’ says Ritter’s attorney

By Charles Ashby

Proposed new rules for payday lending companies are being attacked by the industry as well as people who want to see stricter regulations. Gov. Bill Ritter’s chief legal counsel, Craig Welling, called one of the rules ...

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Judge rejects plea deal in shooting of five

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Brian Flynn rejected a plea agreement Wednesday in the case of a man charged with shooting five people, saying attorneys crafted a deal that’s too soft. “The terms of the plea agreement do not allow the court to ...

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County OKs speedway expansion

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The Grand Junction Motor Speedway got the green light Tuesday to press ahead with the next phase of a major expansion, one that could eventually result in the construction of three additional race tracks and the addition of nighttime ...

First-day student count up a bit

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School District 51 had 130 more students in class on the first day of school this year than on the first day of the 2009-10 school year. The district predicted in its 2010-11 budget that local schools will have 200 fewer students this October ...

State Supreme Court nominee has ties to GJ

By Charles Ashby

A Grand Junction High School graduate is one of three possible picks to sit on the Colorado Supreme Court. The Supreme Court Nominating Commission announced Tuesday that Monica Marquez was one of three people nominated to fill an opening on ...

Tipton: Use natural gas in vehicles

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The United States should follow the lead offered by Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens and look to natural gas as a transportation fuel, Republican congressional candidate Scott Tipton said. Fueling cars and trucks would rejuvenate the natural gas ...

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Palisade agrees to sewer-rate hike

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The Palisade Town Board agreed Tuesday night to impose a 25 percent increase on sewer fees, the first in a series of rate hikes that will help fund the replacement of the town’s sewer treatment plant. Trustees voted 6-1 — Mayor ...

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Agency helps Mesa State’s new students feel at home

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Mesa State College students may have ventured into new territory by coming to Grand Junction, but Four Winds Coffee & Tea is doing what it can to make them feel at home. The interdenominational, nonprofit organization, in cooperation with ...

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