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Xcel wants to reduce solar projections

By Charles Ashby

Xcel Energy wants the state to allow it to reduce by nearly half its promise to generate more electricity from solar sources. The utility company asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Friday for permission to reduce by 48 percent ...

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Horse Smarts 101

By Bob Silbernagel

Les Lindauer has a thoroughbred pedigree when it comes to horses. Now he’s bringing his lifetime love of horses — and education — to Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, where he is director of the Community ...

Population slowdown in county?

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The population spike that accompanied Mesa County’s boom economy is showing signs of easing with the economic slowdown. The Colorado State Demographer’s Office is expecting the county’s population growth to slow through ...

Back County Horsemen work to keep equestrian trails open

By Staff

Trail riding is the No. 1 activity of horse enthusiasts across the country, according to a recent survey by American Horse Publications. Three times as many equestrians regularly participate in trail and pleasure riding as every other type of ...

City may be done cutting 2010 budget

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The city of Grand Junction may be able to take a breather from budget cuts for the rest of the year if sales tax revenues continue their current trend, according to City Manager Laurie Kadrich. Sales and use tax revenues collected in January, ...

Unattended death under investigation

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Saturday in the desert north of town near 29 Road. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department confirmed a body was found in an area near Grand Junction Regional ...

Body recovered from Eagle River

By Staff

The body of an Aspen area man was recovered from the Eagle River shortly before noon Saturday. The man, who was in his 40s, was rafting with two friends when their raft overturned in the high water. The two friends escaped the rapids and ...

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Montrose music festivals stir controversy

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The annual Montrose Music Festival is a much anticipated, nationally recognized event, celebrating music and bringing together local citizens — in Montrose, Scotland, that is. On the Western Slope, the same can not be ...

Study: Drilling in Pa. a $3.77B stimulus

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Drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus shale has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the Pennsylvania economy, a study by Penn State University concluded. The study concluded the Marcellus gas industry provided a “direct ...

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Donors help rehab housing for drug rehabilitation center

By Amy Hamilton

Not even two years ago, Salvation Army leaders thought they had no choice but to shutter a local drug-rehabilitation program. With the nonprofit organization bleeding money, the future looked bleak for the much-touted program that had long ...

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