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Still ‘dodging the bullet,’ Mesa County foreclosures climb

By Staff

Area foreclosures spiked over the past two months, according to numbers reported Tuesday by the Mesa County Public Trustee. “It’s picked up a little bit since the last quarterly report,” said Paul Brown, trustee for Mesa ...

Ritter urges BLM to wait on its rules for oil shale leases

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The federal government should refrain from issuing final regulations for commercial oil shale leasing until research plots “yield meaningful results,” Gov. Bill Ritter said Monday. Ritter urged the Bureau of Land Management to ...

Cap on investment fund withdrawals could hinder local governments

By Staff

Hundreds of Colorado’s cities, counties and special districts could be unable to pay their bills as two investment pools holding billions of local governments’ dollars brace for investors making a run on their accounts, Colorado ...

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‘Homeless’ Jesus signs invade downtown

By Staff

Slathered with glue, plastered on mailboxes, store fronts — even on the base of a $16,000 work of art on the corner of Fifth and Main streets — are anonymous signs proclaiming “Jesus was homeless.” The unattributed ...

Latest version of wildlife protection rules diluted, some officials complain

By Dennis Webb

State oil and gas regulators on Monday approved wildlife protections drawn up in lieu of a controversial proposal to allow seasonal restrictions on drilling. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s actions followed ...

Grant aims to stop jail’s door from revolving

By Staff

Officials at the Mesa County Jail are using a $98,444 federal grant to keep those released from jail from coming back. On Monday the Mesa County Commission unanimously approved the acceptance of a Justice Assistance Grant, allowing the ...

Missing hiker found uninjured near Paonia

By Staff

A 65-year-old woman, Sharon Popish-Butcher of Paonia, was found safe Monday morning after spending the night on Mount Lamborn near Paonia, said Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee. McKee said Popish-Butcher went for a hike on the mountain Sunday ...

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Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman says election returns to be day late

By Staff

MONTROSE — Election Day could see the largest turnout in state history, Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman said in Montrose on Monday, but unofficial returns won’t be ready until the following day, Nov. 5, because the ballot ...

Area vital signs stable, report says

By Staff

The Western Slope’s economy continues to be Colorado’s fastest growing regional economy despite a national downturn, according to economic forecasts released Monday. The region’s growth and strong employment are being ...

Airport signs contract with Reno ad agency

By Staff

An advertising agency with a digital edge has signed a contract to bring its know-how into Grand Junction Regional Airport starting in November. “Right now the leading edge is the digital advertising, which is basically where ...

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