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Public comment sought on emissions

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The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will take public comment this month on plans by Xcel Energy to meet new emissions requirements. The Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act, which passed the Legislature in April, requires Xcel to develop plans for ...

Pot issue heading for vote

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Mesa County residents will have the chance to decide on Nov. 2 whether they want to ban medical marijuana centers in unincorporated areas of the county. After listening to roughly two hours of testimony, county commissioners voted 2–1 ...

Energy revenue to fill gap in budget

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter plans to tap into tax revenues from oil and gas production to close another budget shortfall, the governor announced Monday. His plan to close a $60 million gap includes transferring money meant for other uses, about ...

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Junction man selected for panel on rafter, landowner problems

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A Grand Junction man was among 17 people Gov. Bill Ritter named to a new panel Monday designed to handle problems between rafters and private landowners. Thomas J. Klienschnitz, president of Adventure Bound River Expeditions, will be one of ...

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District 51 kicks off new school year

By Rachel Sauer

If he’d had time to think about it, there might have been a certain poignancy in walking through the front doors Monday morning — the last first time, the beginning of the end, the distant horizon inching nearer. But German ...

Gas companies face new pollution probes

By Dennis Webb

Two energy companies hit this year with record penalties for contaminating springs in Garfield County have been cited by the state in connection with new allegations of water pollution. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has ...

Very short ambulance joy ride ends in arrest

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An ambulance ride to St. Mary’s Hospital was delayed 30 to 40 minutes for one patient Thursday night as Grand Junction police searched for the keys to the vehicle. Police found the keys not far away upon arrest of a man suspected of ...

Parents, teachers spend to get ready for school

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Teddi Larson had two back-to-school shopping lists to tackle Sunday while shopping at Target in Grand Junction. The 16-year-old needed two backpacks and a stack of supplies for each class she’ll have in the mornings at Quest Academy in ...

Group prepares TV ads against anti-tax, debt measures

By Charles Ashby

The issue committee fighting three anti-tax and anti-debt measures on this fall’s ballot is prepared to inundate the airwaves starting next month with commercials about the controversial questions. And that committee, Coloradans for ...

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Historic monument heights preserved

By Amy Hamilton

Workers on Colorado National Monument are improving upon a piece of history as they repair a rock retaining wall on Rim Rock Drive. The winding rock wall that hugs the road was first installed by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps and ...

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