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GOP: Freeze to be 2010 election issue

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The fight over the mill-levy freeze could foreshadow the tack Republicans will take in the 2010 gubernatorial election, a move that a spokesman for Democrat Gov. Bill Ritter said inspires no great worry. The freeze amounts to a “massive ...

Chamber panel opposes ‘card check’

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After hearing from U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., a sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act, a business organization voted Tuesday to oppose the act. The governmental affairs committee of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce voted ...

Neal: Ritter, court broke promises by District 51

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Gov. Bill Ritter and the Colorado Supreme Court “used semantics” to reverse promises made by School District 51, one of the district’s former board members said. Marcia Neal, now a member of the state Board of Education ...

In filing, city, trucking firm and backers ask for suit to be tossed

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The city of Grand Junction, Brady Trucking and one of the trucking company’s advocates say a lawsuit seeking to overturn industrial zoning along the Colorado River lacks merit, and they’ve asked a judge to dismiss the case. In ...

Gubernatorial ambitions set stage for clash of political allies

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The battle for the Republican nomination for governor in 2010 could be a Western Slope affair, pitting former Congressman Scott McInnis against his onetime aide, Josh Penry. McInnis, who retired from Congress in 2004 after six terms ...

Mesa County Libraries are bursting at the seams.

By Staff

Mesa County Libraries are bursting at the seams. The library system is experiencing almost across-the-board increases in use of its services, with total circulation of library materials for January up 30 percent over January 2008 and library ...

Police, roads praised in survey

By Staff

Mesa County residents in general are satisfied with life in Mesa County and their government, according to a survey the county takes every two years to gauge residents’ opinions. In some areas, such as law enforcement and quality of ...

Mills: District 51 won’t get more money

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School District 51 won’t see any more money flow into its accounts as a result of the court ruling upholding the so-called mill-levy freeze. The district’s $158 million budget was built on the assumption that the mill levy would ...

HW: Shortage-area designation starts paying dividends

By Melinda Mawdsley

Family physician Dr. Jennifer Stroh is “thrilled” to have recently moved to Grand Junction and health officials hope that others like her will follow. After four years of going through the brainstorming and application process, ...

GarCo wants drilling moratorium to return

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners have agreed to ask the state to reimpose a drilling moratorium in the area of the 2004 natural gas seep south of Silt. The county acted in response to Lisa Bracken’s concerns that gas produced as a result ...

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