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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 ...

Fraud alert advised to those whose personal information was breached

By Charles Ashby

If you provided personal information to local law enforcement agencies in recent years, you should take steps to protect yourself from possible fraud, including placing alerts on your credit, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department reminded ...

County to eliminate retirement plan match

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Mesa County will stop providing matches to one of its employees’ two retirement plans next year, marking another benefit reduction in the wake of lagging revenues. Commissioners agreed Monday to eliminate the county’s ...

Replacement test for CSAP likely to cover more grades

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Colorado Board of Education members adopted a list of attributes Monday that the board would like to see in a statewide standardized test to replace the Colorado Student Assessment Program. Attributes of the new testing system had to be ...

Writer: Use of river needs to change

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Not even a trickle of the once-mighty Colorado remains at the dry and dusty end of the river’s run at the Gulf of California. That needs to change, Carbondale author Jonathan Waterman told about 150 people packed into the Saccomanno ...

Online exposure may scare future informants

By Paul Shockley

No immediate ramifications from an unprecedented release of local law enforcement documents have been noticed, but Mesa County prosecutors said some damage may not be realized for years. “Will confidential informants in the future be ...

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