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Salazar, 2 senators won’t attend town hall meeting scheduled by conservative alliance

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If Colorado’s senators and their congressman won’t discuss the president’s health care agenda with them, Western Slope conservatives said they’ll have a discussion without them. Invitations were delivered Thursday to ...

Program extended to save 4 fish species

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Efforts to rescue the endangered fish of the Colorado River Basin will continue through 2023, federal and state officials decided. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the governors of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming signed agreements extending the ...

Embattled mortgage broker loses license

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Philip R. Lochmiller’s mortgage-broker’s license was suspended Thursday, according to a state Web site. Lochmiller’s license is set to expire Jan. 25. A spokesman did not respond to an e-mail inquiry about the suspension, ...

Legislators want drill permits changed

By Dennis Webb

State Sen. Josh Penry and a fellow Republican lawmaker are getting behind an industry request that Colorado make oil and gas drilling permits good for two years rather than one. The Grand Junction Republican and state Rep. Cory Gardner of ...

Transit authorities may run night buses

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Grand Valley Transit, the region’s public transportation provider, is considering extending its hours of operation. During a recent meeting of Grand Valley Transit’s funding partners, someone suggested bus service for all 11 ...

New candidates mean school board race is on

By Emily Shockley

The addition of a fourth and fifth candidate to the race for three school board seats means School District 51 will have an election Nov. 3. Amber Sigler, 30, and Greg Mikolai, 47, both of Palisade, had their petitions for school board ...

Plea bargain reached in shooting case

By Amy Hamilton

A Parachute man who was at the scene during an Orchard Mesa shooting in late May will receive a four-year, deferred-probation sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. Joshua Ray Perez, 22, initially was considered to be the shooter during an ...

Man’s body recovered after hikers report it on plateau

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Search and Rescue personnel recovered a man’s body Thursday from the Uncompahgre Plateau. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said the team of four set out around 9 a.m. at the Dominguez ...

First-of-its-kind solar operation going up next to Cameo plant

By Emily Shockley

Xcel Energy’s Cameo Station will have a new neighbor during its last anticipated year of operation. Xcel and Abengoa Solar broke ground on a solar power plant Thursday in a field west of the coal-fired Cameo plant. Abengoa Solar, which ...

Fire stations take more calls; response slows

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In light of the Grand Junction City Council shunning the idea of seeking a sales-tax increase to pay for new police and fire buildings, administrators at the Grand Junction Fire Department are wrestling with alternatives. They’ve ...

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