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Local unemployment rate down to 8.5 percent

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point since February 2009 this September, when 8.5 percent of the county’s work force was unemployed, down from 9.5 percent in August. The state unemployment rate also ...

Nickname in the future for Colorado

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In six months, Colorado may have a nickname that will eventually be as recognizable as “The Big Apple,” “The Big Easy” and “Sin City” are for New York, New Orleans and Las Vegas. The Colorado Office of ...

Chicken-raising debate takes roost in Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

Glenwood Springs City Council member Mike Gamba isn’t ready to run out and start building chicken coops if he and his colleagues agree to start letting people raise the birds in town. But after growing up helping his grandfather raise ...

GOP legislators focus on energy regulations

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Republican legislators promised a concerted effort in the coming legislative session to lift constraints on the state’s energy industry. House Speaker Frank McNulty of Highlands Ranch, flanked by Mesa County legislators Laura Bradford ...

BLM proposes fee for desert campground

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The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to begin charging people to camp near a popular mountain biking spot in the desert north of Fruita. The agency is seeking public comment on its recommendation for a $10 per campsite, per night fee ...

New EPA rules may have limited effect on drilling

By Dennis Webb

An Environmental Protection Agency plan to begin regulating certain wastewater discharges related to natural gas development may have only limited implications for drilling operations in Colorado. The agency announced Thursday that it would ...

Tipton’s bill wins kudos from group

By Staff

A Washington, D-C.-based organization that described itself as a watchdog for personal freedom and advocate for seniors on Social Security and Medicare recognized U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., for sponsoring legislation to repeal a part of ...

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Keep school, ICE separate, group urges

By Dennis Webb

CARBONDALE — Three times, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have come to the home of a woman named Olga. Each time, she says, a school resource officer has come along. “I know that Immigration has to do their job, but ...

Lost pair of hunters found safe

By Staff

Garfield County Search and Rescue crews Thursday morning quickly found a man and his son who were reported missing late Wednesday night after they went hunting north of Glenwood Springs. The county sheriff’s office said the 44-year-old ...

Cops raid house on Orchard Mesa

By Paul Shockley

Three people were arrested on suspicion of a variety of drug charges early Thursday after SWAT and Western Colorado Drug Task Force officers executed a search warrant at an Orchard Mesa home. Tracy Hampton, 35, 612 Hudson Bay Drive, Jonathan ...

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