Western Colorado

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Ritter hinges state’s vitality on natural gas

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Natural gas is “mission critical” to restoring the Colorado economy, Gov. Bill Ritter told Club 20 on Saturday, following up on comments by a new member of his administration about his willingness to reconsider the importance of ...

Energy-efficient design pushed; cardon-dioxide threat questioned

By Emily Shockley

Saving money and saving energy don’t have to be mutually exclusive activities, according to one speaker at Club 20’s fall meeting Saturday in Grand Junction. Resource analyst Amory Lovins explained to members of the Western Slope ...

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State legislator expects budget woes to continue

By Emily Shockley

The end is not so near for budget cuts, State Rep. Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, told attendees of Club 20’s fall meeting in Saturday in Grand Junction. Gov. Bill Ritter has suggested cuts that state legislators will take action on when ...

Penry gladly takes on role of at least one Ritter critic

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Gov. Bill Ritter called for unity in Colorado as the state struggles with the economic recession as he spoke to Club 20 on Saturday. “There are some people who have become critics too easily,” and those people should “behave ...

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Governor’s defense of budget cuts just talk for upset crowd

By Dan Bennett

Glenda Bennett was perhaps the only member of the contingent without a sign or a shout. It fell to her to escort Gov. Bill Ritter through a crowd of upset guardians and relatives of patients at the skilled-nursing unit of the Grand Junction ...


Vocal opponents claim city ignoring them on historic district changes

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It started five months ago with some verbal volleys lobbed during a neighborhood meeting in which a local couple floated a plan to convert a turn-of-the-century house in Grand Junction’s historic district into a small bed and ...

Ritter, Bennet opponents notice latest poll numbers

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Gov. Bill Ritter and Sen. Michael Bennet, both Democrats, walk into the Club 20 fall meeting today with November 2010 weighing heavily on them. Recent polling suggests Ritter would lose to former Republican U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis, who has ...

Man sentenced for killing homeless man along river

By Paul Shockley

A man who once faced a life sentence in the beating death of a homeless man was sentenced instead Friday to nine years in prison. Michael Bateman, 43, a five-time convicted felon who also was homeless, originally was charged with ...

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Cooperation among various agencies key, fire chiefs say

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In the eight years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., firefighters have become more closely connected — literally and electronically. The price, however, of ...

Briefs: Religion briefs Sept. 12, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

• Women’s event to be at Fairmoun Hall Women ages 17-25 are invited to an evening of Pasta and Pampering, hosted by Stonecroft Ministries, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Fairmount Hall, at 12th Street and Bookcliff ...

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