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Drilling emission controls sensible, expert says

By Staff

Reducing air pollution related to natural gas development would make sense for drilling near Battlement Mesa, not just in the community itself, a public health expert said Monday. Dr. Roxana Witter, with the Colorado School of Public Health ...

Legislators aim to curb changes to Constitution

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The framers of the Colorado Constitution would be appalled at the number of times the state’s founding document has been altered, Senate President Brandon Shaffer told a Senate committee Monday. That’s why the ...

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Country Jam rival files plans with county

By Paul Shockley

A proposed free-of-charge music event with ambitions to rival Country Jam USA is now under review by Mesa County planners. Representatives of Bobby’s Birthday Bash LLC wrote in a formal application submitted to the Mesa County Planning ...

Stray golf balls less of a threat at Lincoln Park

By Amy Hamilton

Fewer business owners surrounding Lincoln Park Golf Course appear to be teed off by wayward golf balls last year than in years past, according to city officials. Years ago, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center reported that an average of 50 ...

County to replace 12 vehicles for about $300,000

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Mesa County commissioners approved spending nearly $300,000 Monday to replace 12 vehicles in the county’s fleet, noting all of the vehicles, with one exception, will have reached or exceeded the county’s vehicle replacement ...

Shale litigation settlement possible soon

By Dennis Webb

Conservation groups and the federal government hope a settlement could be just days away for two January 2009 lawsuits challenging decisions related to potential oil shale development. Attorneys for both sides said in recent court filings ...

Monument bicycle race a possibility

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., are asking the National Park Service to allow a bicycle race to cross Colorado National Monument. The governor and Udall wrote to the Intermountain regional director of the park ...

Lochmiller trial delay upsets one former investor

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A trial for the failed Valley Investments owner will be in July instead of this month, a federal judge ruled. Philip Rand Lochmiller’s trial on conspiracy, money-laundering and fraud charges had been scheduled to begin Feb. 28, but was ...

Legislative Roundup, Feb. 14, 2011

By Staff

Here’s what happened to some measures before the Legislature on Monday: HB1107: Rep. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, asked a House committee to kill his bill that would have created an Arizona-style immigration law in the ...

Clifton firm will improve utilities for safety center

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members voted Monday night on some preliminary steps to further the creation of a public safety center. One of those measures including voting on a contractor to complete utility improvements on the vacant lots on ...

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