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Advocates say jobs, tax revenue at stake in marijuana vote

By Amy Hamilton

Jeff Cassinari was unemployed for six months before landing a job a year and a half ago as a manager at Green Natural Solutions, a medical marijuana center at 733 Rood Ave. If voters in April decide to ban the centers, Cassinari expects he ...

Tipton leads panel that deals with environment

By Staff

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will lead a House subcommittee that oversees environmental issues and regulators such as the Environmental Protection Agency. Tipton, who was elected in November, was a frequent critic of the EPA on the ...

Failed lighting along parkway stirs grumbling

By Amy Hamilton

An issue over a number of failed streetlights on the Riverside Parkway and other darkened streetlights across the city nearly derailed a public hearing Monday night at a Grand Junction City Council meeting. In the minutes before the meeting ...

Lawmakers try to protect severance tax

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Their bills are not expected to make it very far in the Colorado Legislature, but two Western Slope lawmakers want to protect severance tax revenue from being used for anything other than their intended purpose. Revenue from ...

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Boy, 4, found; great-grandma arrested in mall parking lot

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A 72-year-old Grand Junction woman was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of kidnapping her great-grandson after investigators say she failed to turn him over to his father. Relatives of Rosa Mae Welker, however, say the woman has ...

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Church banks on building new parish center on financial site

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St. Joseph Catholic Church has purchased a sliver of land from US Bank at the northwest corner of Fourth Street and White Avenue, hoping to one day soon build a new parish center to accommodate its expanding congregation. The church bought ...

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GJHS grad honored for service as rural doctor

By Melinda Mawdsley

Family physician Ken Jackson has taken childhood lessons of kindness and respect to another level as an adult. For most of his 36 years as a doctor certified in obstetrics, Jackson has practiced medicine in some of the most rural areas of ...

Gas industry eager for market reach of new pipeline

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The expected completion of the Ruby Pipeline is just under six months off, but it can’t come too soon for energy companies in the Piceance Basin. The Ruby Pipeline, a $3 billion project, will carry natural gas from wells in the Rocky ...

Library selections to expand greatly at click of button

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If the number of materials at the disposal of Mesa County Public Library District patrons has been the equivalent of “The Great Gatsby” — plentiful but not overwhelming — then the extent of books, DVDs, government ...

Who should file tax returns, producers or royalty owners?

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers will look at a bill next week that could alter who pays severance taxes in the state. Producers and royalty owners now are required to file tax returns with the Colorado Department of Revenue on what they ...

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