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Meis blames drilling slowdown on giving authority to legislators

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Western Slope counties that asked Denver to intercede when they had difficulty with some drillers are now suffering because of it, Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis said. The end result of seeking legislative support, Meis said Wednesday ...

Venerable Telluride eatery destroyed in fire

By Paul Shockley

A 33-year-old Telluride bakery and deli was described by officials Wednesday as a total loss following a late night fire that remains under investigation. Baked in Telluride, 127 South Fir St., which bills itself online as the town’s ...

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Hickenlooper criticizes political, lobbying background of McInnis

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Twelve years in Congress and time working as a lobbyist perhaps isn’t the best experience to be Colorado’s next governor, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper said Wednesday. Addressing the 112th National Western Mining ...

Plea delayed for woman charged in ‘Buddy’ theft

By Paul Shockley

A Delta judge Wednesday gave attorneys five weeks to work out a plea agreement in the case of a Fruita woman accused of stealing a dog that authorities believe later was killed by the woman’s brother. Melissa Lockhart, 32, was ordered ...

Convenience store owners close in on full-strength beer

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to allow convenience stores to sell full-strength beer cleared a House committee late Wednesday. House Bill 1186 is designed to help convenience stores get back some of the market they lost when the state allowed Sunday ...


Questions linger with dead body

By Melinda Mawdsley

Authorities had little explanation Wednesday night as to the connection between hazardous materials and a body found inside a vehicle on Prospector’s Point, overlooking the Fifth Street bridge and the Colorado River. Members of the ...

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Ex-county employee sentenced for welfare fraud

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A former Mesa County Department of Human Services employee whose husband earned more than $104,000 in a year has been sentenced to 10 years on probation for stealing more than $18,000 in welfare benefits. Under the terms of a sentence handed ...

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Grand Junction sales and use tax down 20 percent

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The city of Grand Junction will have to adjust its 2010 budget just two-and-a-half months after adopting it. The city took in less sales and use tax revenue than expected in January, and the trend is likely to continue through the rest of the ...

5 vie for 3 spots on Fruita City Council

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There will be some competition for the three Fruita City Council seats up for election this spring. Incumbents Bruce Bonar and Lori Buck and candidates Bob Fuller, Victoria Gunyan and Brandon Schuette turned in their nomination petitions to ...

Coalition looks at biofuel crops

By Dennis Webb

A new coalition hopes to help plant the seeds for western Colorado farmers to play a role in meeting the nation’s need for clean, renewable energy. Colorado Mountain College, Colorado State University, the city of Rifle and the ...

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