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Fruita wants to cut property tax

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The Fruita City Council will consider cutting its property tax by 10 percent because it has paid off bonds that were used to pay for road improvements in town. The council will discuss the issue during its meeting Tuesday. The bonds were ...


Council delays action on Pitts

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The Grand Junction City Council postponed a decision Wednesday night on whether to boot Planning Commission member Bill Pitts off the board. The council put the matter on hold because Pitts is out of town. Pitts, who has served on the ...


Purchase expands conservation group holdings

By Staff

With its recent acquisition of an easement on a 3,758-acre Glade Park ranch, the Mesa Land Trust has announced it has managed to protect more than 52,000 acres of conservation easements. Rob Bleiberg, executive director of the Mesa Land ...


Drillers get rules waiver under plan

By Dennis Webb

With new state oil and gas rules not even finalized, energy companies in Garfield County are looking at a separate rules process that would streamline their drilling operations in exchange for mitigating impacts on communities. Antero ...


Late crop causes abundance of fruit

By Amy Hamilton

An abundance of ripe fruit still on the trees and rotting peaches underfoot in many of Palisade’s orchards this time of year mean sour grapes for area farmers. Though peach growers reported a bumper crop, a belated spring that pushed ...


Record harvests leave peach growers quarreling over etiquette

By Amy Hamilton

Palisade Police Chief Carroll Quarles was weary of receiving angry phone calls claiming some peach growers were undercutting the value of peaches by selling the sweet fruit at markedly lower costs. Some peach growers in the orchard-rimmed ...


District’s Adequate Yearly Progress declined significantly

By Staff

Federal student achievement targets became more stringent this year for the Adequate Yearly Progress ratings of Colorado’s schools, and in School District 51, like in the rest of the state, Adequate Yearly Progress declined ...


Bailout fallout: Locals chime in

By Staff

The Daily Sentinel asked local business professionals for their reaction to the Senate passing the bailout legislation. Here is what they said: Dennis Edson, co-founder of Unifirst Mortgage in Grand Junction: • “It’s ...


Assisted living center opponent could be kicked off board

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Bill Pitts won’t be there tonight when the Grand Junction City Council is expected to vote on whether he should be kicked off the city Planning Commission. He’s in San Diego for a week-long national real estate meeting and sounded ...


Developer turns to personal credit cards to fund project

By Staff

The Legacy subdivision was always meant to live up to its name. But the monumental credit card debt real estate developer Vicki Sanger has incurred in financing its development in Fruita is one legacy she did not envision. A national ...


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