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Bill would force Xcel to stop tiered rate plan

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill that would end Xcel Energy Inc.‘s practice of using a tiered rate plan when charging for electricity had supporters and opponents claiming they were speaking on behalf of consumers Wednesday. Supporters of the ...

Business battle in store for Palisade

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When the Palisade Town Board unanimously authorized Town Administrator Tim Sarmo to sell a slice of town property for development last month, it did so in a way that town officials say allowed them to legally skirt rules that otherwise would ...

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Owner considering selling his Palisade grocery store

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As the proprietor of the only independent, locally owned grocery store in the Grand Valley, Kelly Myers is familiar with battles. For 23 years, the owner of Palisade’s Family Food Town has held his own against the big supermarket ...

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Delta County man gives his side of road confrontation

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Delta County resident Paul Johnson testified Wednesday afternoon that his neighbor, John Wool, is a “bully,” and that he acted in self-defense when he sprayed Wool in the face with bear pepper spray. Johnson, 66, ...

Firm buys holder of oil-shale lease

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An Estonian company that has pioneered oil shale in eastern Europe purchased the company that holds the only oil shale demonstration lease in Utah. Enefit’s purchase of the Oil Shale Exploration Co. will be a boon to the United States, ...

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Derailment cleared from 3 crossings in Hotchkiss

By William Woody

HOTCHKISS —  A scheduled upgrade of the rail line through the North Fork Valley didn’t happen soon enough to prevent a derailment Wednesday morning near downtown Hotchkiss. Around 8 a.m., one engine and five cars in a train ...

Comments cost ex-NPR official new Aspen job

By Dennis Webb

Controversial comments that caused an Aspen resident to leave his National Public Radio position early also have cost him his new job. Ronald Schiller will not be heading the Aspen Institute Arts Program, institute spokesman James Spiegelman ...

Study links school bullying to risky behavior in victims

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A new study finds bullied teens in Colorado are at greater risk than their fellow students of binge drinking, using marijuana, fighting and considering suicide. The Colorado Department of Education released the Healthy Kids Colorado survey ...

Montrose County declared StormReady by weather service

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently declared Montrose County is “StormReady.” To receive the designation, the county completed an application and adopted a series of emergency plans, ...

‘Bobby’ fest poses snags, agencies say

By Paul Shockley

Coupled with Country Jam over the same days, Bobby’s Birthday Bash may overburden Mesa County’s public-safety resources and will require the renegotiation of a county contract to cover the two events, representatives from affected ...

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