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Enterprise zones may be outdated, two politicians say

By Charles Ashby

During the past few decades that enterprise zones have been around in Colorado, thousands of businesses have been created, and millions of dollars in tax credits have helped them survive. But now that 80 percent of the state is included in ...


These couch potatoes not sad sacks

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Crane Sorensen thinks there’s no better way to see the world than from the lumpy comfort of a stranger’s couch. Sorensen, 26, is a member of the internationally popular Web site, Couchsurfing.com, which is a social networking site ...

Coloradans warned of census scams

By Staff

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and AARP ElderWatch warned Coloradans last week to beware of scam artists using the 2010 census to steal personal information. Suthers said real census workers will display a badge or other ...

Peach crop unscathed but behind schedule

By Dave Buchanan

Most of Mesa County’s peach crop missed being damaged by the subzero cold snap of mid-December. That spell of extreme cold, as cold as 22 degrees below zero in some areas, killed an estimated 25 percent of Mesa County’s ...

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Tipton against tax hikes, wants more energy jobs

By Amy Hamilton

Fiscal responsibility and debt reduction would be the first two orders of business for Scott Tipton, if he gets elected to the 3rd Congressional District seat. Tipton, a Republican state representative from Cortez, asked about 60 people who ...

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‘Buddy’ case a rarity

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The dog’s hip bones, vertebrae and ribs protruded through her short black fur. She hadn’t eaten in so long that her stomach couldn’t hold down food. Out of energy, she could no longer walk. Without a veterinarian putting her ...

Police say missing man hopped bus to Denver

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction police believe a 51-year-old man who was reported missing by his family last week sold his truck for cash and boarded a bus bound for Denver the same day. Foul play isn’t suspected, the Grand Junction Police Department ...

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Chamber shocks Hall, names her Citizen of the Year

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Kathy Hall was surprised that, two weeks out of a hospital stay, her family wanted her to go to the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet Friday night. Not wanting to miss her first chamber banquet in about two ...

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Variety show to fulfill locals’ desire to help in Haiti

By Amy Hamilton

Juli Jacobson said she cries every day while watching televised news reports of hungry and injured people struggling to return to normalcy in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. But Jacobson grew weary of feeling hopeless and decided to do something ...

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Case dropped against woman who injured state patrolman

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County prosecutors dismissed a case Friday against the driver of a pickup that slammed into a Colorado State Patrol trooper in November, saying they can’t prove a crime was committed. Tracy Conklin, 47, of Grand Junction, had been ...

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