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Fruita annexes 186-acre property

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The Fruita City Council has agreed to annex a 186-acre property that, in the coming years, could be home to the largest housing development in the city. Council members unanimously voted Tuesday night to bring into the city the land, which ...

Lawmakers debate future of enterprise zone tax credits

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House panel debated three enterprise zone measures Wednesday, one of which would make the other two obsolete. In addition to a measure that would cap tax credits that companies located within enterprise zones can claim, the ...

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State to offer rebates on energy-efficient appliances

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Coloradans who are in the market for new appliances and techniques to make their homes more energy efficient will soon be able to tap a state database for help, rebates and advice. When the “Recharge Colorado” campaign starts ...

Verdict mixed in 2007 fatal accident

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury Wednesday convicted a man of careless driving in the death of a pedestrian on Interstate 70, but it determined he was not the proximate cause of the pedestrian’s death. James Wilson, 30, stood trial on a lone count of ...

Federal agency approves gas pipeline to West Coast

By Dennis Webb

A major pipeline project that would expand the export capacity for locally produced natural gas has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which also has released draft findings on a second regional pipeline ...

College hosts Holocaust Awareness Weeks

By Staff

Mesa State College is hosting Holocaust Awareness Weeks through April 27. All events are free and open to the public. Events include a “Field of Flags” display that will be dedicated with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. today and ...

Panel OKs bill letting stores buy liquor licenses

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A measure to allow grocery stores to purchase the license of a nearby liquor store barely cleared a House panel Wednesday. The House Business Affairs & Labor Committee approved the measure on a 6-5 vote. House Bill ...

Fruita OKs 5 percent tax on medical pot

By Staff

Fruita voters on Tuesday approved a 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana, making the city the first in Colorado to tax products sold by an industry that has boomed in the Grand Valley. Gaining nearly 60 percent approval, the measure ...

Roads plan tightens exemptions

By Dennis Webb

A revamped version of Colorado’s roadless rule proposal includes enough heightened environmental protections to leave conservation groups divided over whether to endorse the plan. Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday sent the U.S. Department of ...

District 51 preschoolers close to peers

By Emily Shockley

Colorado students enrolled in free preschool programs such as those offered by School District 51 learn just about as much in one year as their peers at preschools that charge tuition, according to District 51 early-childhood-education ...

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