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Local leaders fueling idea of compressed natural gas

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There could be a day in the not-too-distant future when the bus you ride to work or school, the truck that hauls away your garbage and the sweeper that clears your street will run on compressed natural gas rather than gasoline. Several Grand ...

Teacher issues called impediments in ‘Race to the Top’ for Colorado

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Colorado’s disappointing finish in the “Race to the Top” for millions of federal dollars reflected its inability to deal with issues such as teacher evaluations and rewarding teachers for high performance. The result ...

American higher education inefficient, university president tells audience

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American public universities are suffering from a failed business plan that threatens to reduce them to refuges of last resort for higher education, the former president of Miami University of Ohio said Saturday. “I believe the public ...

Recreation-energy balance for land vital, official says

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New rules governing oil and gas leasing on federal lands will likely involve greater public participation in leasing, the new head of the state office of the Bureau of Land Management said. Helen Hankins, who was appointed in February to head ...

Pinon Ridge uranium mill awaits state permit

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Uranium mining in western Colorado could start up late this year if Colorado approves a permit for the proposed Pinon Ridge uranium mill in western Montrose County, according to the founder of the company that is planning the mill. The mill ...

Local care viewed as plus with health bill

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The rancorous process that led to the adoption of health care legislation this spring presents an opportunity to communities across the nation to treat themselves for the spiraling climb of medical costs, the head of Rocky Mountain Health ...

Camper who died was Clifton woman

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The missing woman who died during a camping trip near Rabbit Valley was Dannah E. Foster, a 23-year-old from Clifton, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Foster died of multiple injuries, the coroner’s report said, but ...

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Search for dinosaurs continues

By Amy Hamilton

If researcher Kent Hups’ hunch is correct, his latest scientific find could be the first of its kind in the world. Hups, a high school teacher in Westminster, has become well-known in paleontological circles for his rare finds in ...

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Fire takes family home

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction woman, her three sons and her grandson were homeless Saturday after a fire ripped through her duplex home. Firefighters were able to save some of the family’s items, which were placed in the front yard of the home at ...

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Bicyclers turn out for gear festival

By Amy Hamilton

Perfect spring weather can be a blessing or a curse for a festival focused on outdoor gear, depending on how you look at it. On one hand, outdoor lovers are suckers for balmy temperatures and dry trails. On the other hand, who doesn’t ...

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