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Fruita makes owning chickens easier

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It will soon be easier for Fruita residents to own chickens in the city. In a nod to the growing locavore movement, the Fruita City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to amend the city’s land use code to allow chickens to be kept in all ...


Council wants another TABOR override vote

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction voters agreed in 2007 that the city could use tax revenue that exceeded TABOR limits to more quickly pay off the loan on the Riverside Parkway. Debt on the 6.8-mile beltway around the city’s southern edge could be paid ...


Baby dies at hospital in Denver

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction infant, who was hospitalized in Denver for 16 days with an unspecified medical problem, died earlier this month, authorities said. The Grand Junction Police Department said Monday that it continues to investigate the death of ...


Study on drilling effects questionable

By Dennis Webb

Efforts to design a long-term environmental and health monitoring study for Battlement Mesa residents facing natural gas development are under way, despite questions about whether the experts doing the work are anti-industry. The Colorado ...


14 employees cut from staff at St. Mary’s

By Amy Hamilton

St. Mary’s Hospital laid off 14 employees last week in an effort to brace against further health care reimbursement cuts while balancing increasing demands for services, hospital officials said. Most of the positions were part-time ...


Ag agency’s proposed rules may hurt more than help, Tipton says

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Proposed rule changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture aimed at increasing transparency in the food-supply network would increase paperwork and harm businesses, industry officials said. Two congressmen, including U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, ...


Mesa State expanding student housing

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Just weeks before the scheduled completion this summer of a residence hall on Bunting Avenue, Mesa State College trustees decided Monday to add another 182 beds to its ever-expanding roster of student housing complexes. The college’s ...


State economy stirs in some sectors

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s economy continued to show signs of improvement so far this year thanks to a boost in tourism, a robust agricultural market and some recovery in the energy industry, state economists said Monday. Nonfarm employment in the ...


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Robbery on rails revealed

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — The details of a failed train robbery 107 years ago in Parachute so captivated the late Jack Roberts that it took the artist three oil paintings rather than one to adequately convey it. Those depictions — which had ...


County backs TABOR with resolution

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The Mesa County Commission on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, standing up against a federal lawsuit challenging the amendment’s constitutionality. A bipartisan group of current and ...


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