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Lawmakers try to protect severance tax

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Their bills are not expected to make it very far in the Colorado Legislature, but two Western Slope lawmakers want to protect severance tax revenue from being used for anything other than their intended purpose. Revenue from ...

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Boy, 4, found; great-grandma arrested in mall parking lot

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A 72-year-old Grand Junction woman was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of kidnapping her great-grandson after investigators say she failed to turn him over to his father. Relatives of Rosa Mae Welker, however, say the woman has ...

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Church banks on building new parish center on financial site

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St. Joseph Catholic Church has purchased a sliver of land from US Bank at the northwest corner of Fourth Street and White Avenue, hoping to one day soon build a new parish center to accommodate its expanding congregation. The church bought ...

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GJHS grad honored for service as rural doctor

By Melinda Mawdsley

Family physician Ken Jackson has taken childhood lessons of kindness and respect to another level as an adult. For most of his 36 years as a doctor certified in obstetrics, Jackson has practiced medicine in some of the most rural areas of ...

Gas industry eager for market reach of new pipeline

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The expected completion of the Ruby Pipeline is just under six months off, but it can’t come too soon for energy companies in the Piceance Basin. The Ruby Pipeline, a $3 billion project, will carry natural gas from wells in the Rocky ...

Library selections to expand greatly at click of button

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If the number of materials at the disposal of Mesa County Public Library District patrons has been the equivalent of “The Great Gatsby” — plentiful but not overwhelming — then the extent of books, DVDs, government ...

Who should file tax returns, producers or royalty owners?

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers will look at a bill next week that could alter who pays severance taxes in the state. Producers and royalty owners now are required to file tax returns with the Colorado Department of Revenue on what they ...

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Winter to return in time for workweek

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Hope you got in that hike, bike ride or round of golf the past few days, because Old Man Winter is set to provide a chilly reminder this week that he’s still around and in charge. After a spate of unseasonably warm weather, a Pacific ...


Vail ski program lets students pursue goals

By Dennis Webb

VAIL — Sixteen-year-old Colin Hayes dares to dream big. He’d like to go to an Ivy League school. Maybe Dartmouth, where he’d also like to compete on the ski team. After that? “The U.S. Ski Team, if I’m lucky ...

Garfield prayer debate begins

By Dennis Webb

When Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson asked that this year’s commission meetings begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer, he took his lead from on high. As in Washington-high, not heaven-high. “The U.S. Congress ...

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