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County makes interim county administrator job offer

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Mesa County commissioners will offer the interim county administrator job to former Department of Human Services Director Tom Papin, banking on someone who is familiar with the community but far enough removed from it to stand up to the ...

GarCo cool to more controls on gas drilling

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners appear to remain unreceptive to some Battlement Mesa residents’ calls for the county to impose greater local control over proposed natural gas development in that ...

Udall upset by tenative tax plan

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A tentative deal reached by President Obama and Senate Republicans to extend the Bush tax cuts for all taxpayers and extend unemployment benefits has one Colorado senator fuming. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said his first response to the deal ...

State may eye tax dollars, higher park fees

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Don’t be surprised if the Colorado Legislature tries to dip even deeper into severance tax dollars to balance next year’s budget and raises fees at the state’s parks, Western Slope lawmakers said Tuesday. Sen. ...

Centennial Band Christmas show Thursday

By Melinda Mawdsley

Those in the holiday spirit may want to catch an upcoming show at Avalon Theatre. The Centennial Band’s annual Christmas Concert is 7:30 p.m., Thursday at the Avalon, 645 Main St. Tickets are $5. This year’s show has a few twists ...

Official ties economic recovery on West Slope to natural gas costs

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Western Slope economy isn’t likely to rebound fully until national commodity prices for such things as natural gas return to prerecession levels, according to a University of Colorado economic forecast released this ...

Conference to give better look at D.C.

By Staff

Colorado residents who want to know more about the ways of Washington, D.C., can apply for the 2011 Colorado Capitol Conference, sponsored by Mesa State College and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. The conference, which traditionally has been ...


Lions each get $100 bill for random act of kindness

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Members of the Grand Junction Lions Club were each handed a $100 bill Tuesday with instructions to use the money on some sort of random act of kindness this holiday season. Some pooled their money with other members and made large donations ...

Bowie mine secures loan of $1 million

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A Seattle-based company with links to China has loaned Bowie Resources $1 million, the first installment of as much as $3 million to the Paonia coal mine, which has resumed operations that were suspended in October. L&L Energy Inc. ...

GarCo asks state to delay Antero drill plan

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners want the state to hold off on allowing three new Antero Resources oil and gas well pads near Battlement Mesa pending completion of a study on the possible health impacts of proposed drilling within the ...

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