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Firms make pitches for broadband

By Amy Hamilton

What have you done for us lately? What can you do for us tomorrow? That’s essentially what the Grand Junction City Council asked of local, incumbent internet providers at a Monday night workshop. The inquiries come as the city is ...


Bill would require all officers of law to be U.S. citizens

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Law enforcement officers in Colorado would have to be U.S. citizens in order to stay in their jobs under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Monday. The bill’s chief sponsor, Sen. Bob Gardner, ...


Animal shelter’s problems continue

By Gary Harmon

Work to replace the Mesa County Animal Services building has come to a halt while officials wrestle with costs that came in above estimates. It’s the most recent development in a dogpile of problems that have hounded the facility from ...


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Local farm may supply fresh lettuce to District 51

By Katie Langford

Dan Sharp spends most of his days thinking about food. As the director of nutrition services at School District 51, he is constantly brainstorming ways to serve food that is healthy, made-from-scratch and locally sourced to the thousands of ...


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Mahalo! CMU grad wins Grammy

By Ann Wright

Draped with a lei and a huge smile on his face, Kalani Pe’a accepted a Grammy Award on Sunday. “Aloooha!” exclaimed the Colorado Mesa University graduate and Hawaiian singer whose album “E Walea” won Best ...


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Fate of state schools makes choices tough for education board

By Katie Langford

Republican Joyce Rankin won her first term on the Colorado Board of Education in November, but the joy of victory is quickly giving way to the gut-wrenching realities that face the state’s top elected education officials this ...


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Colorado treasurer takes aim at changes to PERA

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton is on a one-man mission to reform the state’s largest public employee retirement system. The Republican, who is expected to run for governor next year, has gotten three bills introduced ...


This week in the Legislature, Feb. 13, 2017

By Staff

DENVER — Lawmakers are considering several measures dealing with industrial hemp, including allowing it to be used as animal feed, improving the way it is tested to ensure it remains below the THC threshold of 0.03 percent, and, in a ...


Kindness Week focuses on mental health

By Katie Langford

A group of School District 51 students wants to show their peers and their community this week that kindness and connection are more powerful than tragedy and hardship. The second annual Kindness is Contagious Week is a way to spread hope ...


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Energy Futures: Price changes driving local optimism of the Piceance Basin

By Gary Harmon

RELATED STORY: ‘Midstream’ companies wait out storm, seeing a recovery History shows a Jordan Cove approval needs pipeline buy-in first After years of sliding downhill, energy producers appear to have caught a toehold and have ...


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