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Bennet: Ban ex-Congress members from ever becoming lobbyists

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No one who has served in Congress could ever lobby Congress, and staffers would be prevented from lobbying for six years after leaving the government payrolls, under legislation proposed by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Bennet, who is running ...

Briefs, April 30, 2010

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County officials to attend coffee event Mesa County elected officials will attend the next County Coffee from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 7, at Gateway Community Center. The public is welcome to attend and chat with Mesa County Commissioners Craig ...

Tenure bill keeps moving in Legislature

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The Colorado Senate approved Senate Bill 191 on second reading shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, helping the education- and tenure-reform bill take one more step forward. Grand Junction Republican Sen. Josh Penry threw his support behind the ...

Oxy faces record fine for tainted spring

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Thursday imposed a record $390,000 fine against Oxy USA and a second penalty of $257,400 for two cases of oil and gas contamination of spring waters northwest of Parachute. The commission ...

State’s GOP candidates back immigration law

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The Arizona immigration law that is raising hackles or hopes, depending on the side of the immigration divide, is winning support from one Republican running for governor and three Republicans wanting to serve in Washington, D.C. Scott ...

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Daughter recalls with pride late champion of Lake Powell

By Dennis Webb

Fruitvale resident Jan DeBolt remembers the time her father took his family camping on Lake Powell. “Actually, he got us settled in camp, and then he was called back to Washington, D.C., for congressional hearings. So he wasn’t ...

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New place for strays to open

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With dogs barking in easy-to-clean and well-ventilated kennels and cats lounging in their playground-like area, Mesa County officials and local animal-care providers celebrated Wednesday the opening of the county’s new Animal Services ...

Fruita police investigate school incident

By Paul Shockley

Fruita police were tight-lipped Wednesday about an incident involving a student at Fruita Middle School, which is now the focus of a criminal investigation. Officer John Coughran said a boy at the school is under investigation for ...

Group set to fire up biofuels project

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A variety of grasses being grown in Fruita will be processed in Rifle this summer in an effort to gauge how much ethanol can be produced on the Western Slope. The project is an effort by Colorado Mountain College, Colorado State University, ...

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Census draws 75 percent response in Mesa County

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Census officials gearing up for Saturday’s start of the door-to-door count said they’re ahead by one percentage point of where they were 10 years ago. In Grand Junction this year, the census participation rate is 77 percent, and ...

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