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College more important than ever, study shows

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About seven out of 10 job openings in Colorado will require applicants to have a post-high school education by 2018, according to a recent report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. That puts the state second ...

Holy Cross part of solar, hydropower study

By Staff

An electricity cooperative based in Glenwood Springs is one of three Colorado utilities that will be part of a study to quantify the economic effects on power providers from linking rooftop solar energy and small hydropower plants into the ...

Traffic Alert, July 19, 2010

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may impact traffic this week: 2010 city of Grand Junction Chipseal Program: Today: Chipsealing 23 Road from Colorado Highway 340 to E 1/2 Road; 22 1/2 Road from Colorado Highway 340 to Saddlehorn Road; ...

Bush-era oil shale decisions defended

By Dennis Webb

A year and a half after President Obama took office, his administration is defending decisions made during the Bush administration related to potential oil shale development. However, settlement negotiations continue regarding two lawsuits ...

Three McInnis staffers resign

By Charles Ashby

Three top staffers in Scott McInnis’ campaign for the GOP nomination for governor have tendered their resignations in the wake of the candidate’s plagiarism scandal, the campaign confirmed Saturday. Front Range newspapers and ...

Body suspected to be that of missing Montrose DJ

By Charles Ashby

The body of a missing disc jockey from a Montrose radio station may have been found, authorities said Saturday. The Montrose County Sheriff’s Department discovered a male body in the South Canal near Uncompahgre Road south of town. A ...

Williams honored for recycled pit liners as state ponders changing removal rule

By Dennis Webb

Local natural gas producers Williams and EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. each received two awards recently from the state, including one for Williams’ efforts to recycle pit liners. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ...

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Saturday ties record; more heat coming

By Staff

Saturday’s 104-degree temperature tied a record set in 1971, weather officials said. And don’t expect those highs to abate for a couple more days yet, said Norv Larson, a senior meteorologist with the Grand Junction office of the ...

McInnis: ‘No way’ he is going to quit

By Dennis Webb

SILT — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis had just arrived at a fundraiser at a Silt-area ranch Saturday evening when he faced the inevitable question. “You’re not going to quit?” a concerned supporter ...

Wildfire near Rangely, 2nd near Meeker

By Staff

A fire sparked by lightning near Rangely has burned about 200 acres, fire officials said Saturday. But activity at the Twin Buttes Fire was low, so crews were allowing it to burn underbrush, said Lynn Barclay, fire mitigation/education ...

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