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Budget cuts mean district forced to trim

By Staff

District 51 officials are looking for areas to shave $2.3 million from the district’s 2009–10 budget in the wake of proposed cuts to K–12 education that were released last week by Gov. Bill Ritter. The largest hit will come ...


Judge Rice retires after last court docket toda

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Eight years after she was appointed to be the federal magistrate judge in Mesa County, Gudrun J. Rice is retiring. “It’s been a rich, rewarding and incredibly worthwhile experience,” but “the time seemed right” ...


GarCo to spend more on oil/gas audits

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners have agreed to spend as much as $350,000 beyond what they’ve previously approved for auditing production and personal property associated with oil and gas development. The action pushes the potential total ...


Downtown housing in GJ plan

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A strategic plan aimed at keeping downtown Grand Junction vital emphasizes the need to develop higher-density projects that offer a mix of commercial and residential space and indicates that a heavy dose of taxpayer funds will be required to ...


Salazar signs on to block Congress’ pay raise

By Staff

Congressman John Salazar, D-Colo., and at least two of his Colorado peers plan to support legislation to keep federal lawmakers from receiving their pay raises over the next two years. Eric Wortman, spokesman for the congressman, said Salazar ...


County assigns contract for public-works campus

By Staff

The Mesa County Commission on Monday approved the hiring of Shaw Construction, for $404,764, to design the new public works campus at the Mesa County Landfill. Slated for construction later this year southeast of the intersection of 32 Road ...


County clears liquor-store tastings

By Staff

The Mesa County Commission on Monday unanimously agreed to allow retail liquor stores in unincorporated areas of the county to serve alcohol samples to their customers, a practice similar to the tastings already allowed at wineries. The ...


As air fair crowds rise, so do costs for GarCo

By Dennis Webb

Costs are taking off along with attendance for the Garfield County Air Fair, leaving organizers to question its long-term future. The event already has been canceled for next year because of scheduled runway work at the county airport near ...


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Spate of car crashes keeps troopers, police busy

By Staff

A rash of car accidents kept authorities with the Colorado State Patrol and Grand Junction Police Department busy Monday despite clear roads and mild weather. Two men were sent to the hospital after an Eagle Talon careened into a fence near ...


Keep rules on energy, say wildlife professionals

By Dave Buchanan

A veritable honor roll of career wildlife professionals has asked the state’s legislators to support rules protecting fish and wildlife habitat affected by energy development. The letter, sent to each of the state’s legislators ...


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