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Official drops filing fee to lure outside firms

By Charles Ashby

Secretary of State Scott Gessler hopes to send a message to out-of-state companies that Colorado is a good place to do business. That’s why the Republican temporarily is lowering the foreign-business filing fee his office charges ...


Colorado ranked 25th by Kids Count in annual report on child well-being

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Colorado is the 25th-best state to raise children, according to a national study released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The annual Kids Count report ranks states based on child health, safety, education and economic factors ...


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River rips man, 22, from father

By Paul Shockley

Kevin French said he never saw his son go under in the Colorado River on Tuesday. He never saw him come up, either. In the frantic seconds before 22-year-old Alex French slipped out of his view, Kevin French said he desperately tried to ...


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Wienermobile’s visit to Western Slope thrills kids of all ages

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Thank the city of Delta for bringing the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to the Western Slope this week. Delta won a visit from the iconic car through an online Facebook competition in which 75 small cities were chosen. The competition honored the ...


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CSU leaders take tour of West Slope ag interests

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From agricultural literacy to water, Colorado State University administrators, professors and researchers expect to have a better grasp of Western Slope agricultural issues after a visit to the Western Slope. The delegation, headed by Craig ...


Driving duo knows that in this life, you’re either a wiener or a loser

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Yolanda Borrego and Traci Johnson have jobs they relish. They’ve bid “bun voyage” to the traditional job search and joined the elite Oscar Mayer team known as “hotdoggers” who drive the famed Wienermobiles to ...


Permit system wins award

By Staff

Colorado’s oil and gas regulatory agency won a national award for an online system that makes the permit-application process easier for industry and more transparent to the public. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation ...


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Two treated for injuries after hazmat fire

By Staff

Two people were taken to a hospital and 30 employees on duty Wednesday afternoon were evacuated after a hazardous-material fire started in a Grand Junction pipe yard. Bromine trifluoride, often used in pipes for drilling activity, was inside ...


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Sales tax revenue helps county during lean budget times

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Two of Mesa County’s primary sources of revenue are heading in opposite directions, an indication the county’s 2012 budget could bear a strong resemblance to the scaled-back 2011 version that triggered dozens of employee layoffs, ...


D51 board to decide fate of override next week

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The School District 51 Board of Education will decide Tuesday whether to move forward with a proposed mill levy override on the Nov. 1 ballot. The board heard results Tuesday evening of a mail-in survey sent to 32,744 local households in July ...


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