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Briefs: Local Sports December 16, 2008

By Staff

College Football • Mesa State College kicker Jared Keating is one of three RMAC players selected to play in the Valero Cactus Bowl, it was officially announced. Fort Lewis linebacker Mark Meng and Western New Mexico wide receiver ...

Ozone levels, ‘brown cloud’ cause concern

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Preliminary monitoring results this summer showed Garfield County ozone levels once exceeded and twice flirted with the federal action level. However, that standard is based on a three-year average, and the county has ...

Sixty-percent in GarCo unhappy with energy firms

By Dennis Webb

Sixty percent of Garfield County residents take an unfavorable view toward oil and gas development, according to a survey conducted for the county. Ninety-two percent of respondents also called for oil and gas development to pay a fee to ...

Mesa County budget projected to grow at slow pace next year

By Staff

Mesa County’s 2009 budget will be $177 million, an increase of 4.8 percent over this year’s adopted budget, but 2.8 percent lower than the county’s actual spending for 2008. Mesa County Administrator Jon Peacock presented ...

Property taxes less costly in Mesa County than in 17 other Colorado counties

By Staff

Mesa County’s property tax burden is among the lowest in Colorado, consuming less than 2 percent of the median home- owner’s income, according to Census data released Monday. Taxpayers paid an average of $908 in property taxes ...


Salvation Army sees more need, fewer donations

By Staff

The Salvation Army caseload in Grand Junction for needy families is outpacing last year’s total by at least 300, not counting emergency cases. The organization has 1,300 families this year as regular cases. Last year, there were 1,000 ...

City OKs 1,100 homes, commercial development

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A plan to build more than 1,100 housing units and retail space nearly the size of Mesa Mall won approval from the Grand Junction City Council on Monday. Council members unanimously signed off on an outline development plan for 154 acres of ...

Area inn gets national praise for wedding site

By Staff

Atlanta-based PerfectOutdoorWeddings.com this week ranked Palisade’s Wine Country Inn in the Top 5 Vineyard Wedding Locations in the United States. After having just two weddings since its late-summer opening, the inn joins the company ...

Energy park-and-ride bustling, CDOT plans improvements

By Staff

A year-and-a-half ago, Richard Duran landed a job with Grand Valley Vacuum Truck Service. Ever since, his work day has started at the corner of Interstate 70 Business Loop and F Road, waiting for a company-provided ride to De Beque. “A ...

Storm brings ski season to Powderhorn

By Staff

Better late than never. Overnight snowfall allowed Powderhorn Resort to open some of its runs to skiers and snowboarders Sunday, three days later than scheduled. Sarah Allen, spokeswoman for the resort, said the overnight snowfall, which ...

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