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Local Briefs, Oct. 21, 2009

By Staff

Training offered for liquor licensees The city of Grand Junction is offering free training for liquor licensees (owners), their managers and employees from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday in the City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St. Training will cover ...

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Fence to keep wildlife off highway

By Dennis Webb

They’re coming. As sure as winter temperatures start to arrive and the snow begins to fall, throngs of deer and elk will descend to the bottomlands of the Roaring Fork Valley south of Glenwood Springs, where they’ll make their ...

County gets more swine flu vaccine

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Mesa County health officials will administer another round of H1N1 flu vaccine to the public today, and this time it’s available to a broader group of people. The county on Tuesday received its second shipment of the vaccine. A total of ...

High court nixes review of gun raid

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday announced it will not hear a case involving law enforcement’s seizure of firearms from a Fruitvale man’s home. William Martin had asked the state’s high court to review a decision issued ...

District 51 school board race gets pricey

By Emily Shockley

It’s a rare year for campaign contributions to local school board candidates. District E candidate Rose Femia Pugliese reported $2,413 in contributions before Oct. 8. That’s about half of the money she’s received to date, ...

Education association asks legislators not to touch $110M in school funds

By Emily Shockley

The Mesa Valley Education Association is circulating a petition asking state legislators not to pull $110 million from school districts statewide. The state asked school districts to keep 1.9 percent of their budgets in an emergency reserve ...

Nuclear-plant proposal draws fire

By Dennis Webb

Citizen and conservation groups have joined a federal agency and others in raising questions about a water proposal for a possible nuclear plant near Green River, Utah. The groups Living Rivers and Uranium Watch said Tuesday they have joined ...

Salazar reopens oil shale lands to smaller leases

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The federal government will reopen oil shale lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming to research and development leases and at the same time open an investigation into last-minute Bush administration decisions on those lands. Interior Secretary ...

BLM blocks roads in Dominguez area

By Staff

Gates have been installed blocking vehicle access on two routes in the newly created Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM’s Grand Junction office said in a news release Tuesday the new gates ...

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Growth on city fringes concerns Fruita officials

By Staff

It’s not country, it’s not city. The address, 1216 18 1/2 Road, is kind of in between. James Wilkie, 63, used to live there. He used to farm the land. But farming is not what it used to be, and in 2006 he sold out and moved to ...

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