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Loma business owner, Fruita mayor latest to join race for Mesa County Commission

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Loma rancher and small business owner Wes D’Aponti declared his candidacy for the Mesa County Commission on Thursday, portraying himself as a defender of agriculture and promoter of responsible energy development. Dressed in a cowboy ...

Ruling favors tax exemption for utility firms

By Charles Ashby

Machinery that Xcel Energy and other power producers purchase to generate electricity are exempt from the state’s sales and use taxes, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Taxing that machinery, including the transformers used ...

School board elections attract few candidates

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Two Mesa County-based school districts will have uncontested school board races in November, and one will have a single contested seat for voters to decide. School districts can opt out of having a school-board election if all candidates are ...

Former superintendent returns to lead school district

By Staff

After a seven-year absence, Steve Strong is back at the helm of De Beque School District 49-JT. Strong was the district’s superintendent from 1994 to 2004 and returned to the position this fall. He served as superintendent of Dolores ...

Sex offender accused of stabbing two people in downtown Junction

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A Grand Junction man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing two people in south downtown Grand Junction earlier this summer. Fredrick Robert Chihocky Jr., 30, 575 Dike Road, was booked into Mesa County Jail on Wednesday after being ...

VA and satellite clinics set times for flu shots

By Staff

The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center is offering flu vaccinations from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. on weekdays at the center, 2121 North Ave. The medical center will host two drive-through vaccination clinics as well, from 11 ...

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Top sheepdogs run in Carbondale

By Dennis Webb

CARBONDALE — When 2010 National Sheepdog Finals champion handler Pat Shannahan competed in the opening day of this year’s championship Tuesday, he helped inaugurate another major event in western Colorado’s deep tradition ...

Board: Wyo. water conduit merits study

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The Colorado Water Conservation Board agreed to put down as much as $72,000 to begin looking at a proposed pipeline from Wyoming to Colorado. The Flaming Gorge pipeline, which would send water from the reservoir on the Green River to the ...

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Preschool growing faster than its students

By William Woody

MONTROSE — As a mother of young children and an educator, Amber Gardner has made early-childhood learning and development her crusade. As director of Bright Beginnings, a preschool and child-care facility, she was happy to show off the ...

Red tape reduced to 2 months for rancher’s hydropower plan

By Dennis Webb

A Meeker rancher’s project is the nation’s first to make use of a new process streamlining the permitting process for small hydropower generation, the Governor’s Energy Office said Wednesday. The approval of rancher George ...

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