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Easement reviews too slow, audit says

By Charles Ashby

State reviews of conservation easement applications are taking longer than anticipated, leading to increased costs for some landowners, a state audit has found. The Colorado Division of Real Estate, which reviews and approves tax credit ...


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Nonprofits, like shelter, ask locals to dig deep

By Katie Langford

Click here for the 2016 Grand Valley Giving Guide On Friday afternoon, the staff at the Roice-Hurst Humane Society is juggling many things at once — Executive Director Anna Stout carries a kitten, bundled in a blanket, that just came ...


Growth in the marijuana industry bolsters economy in Parachute

By Dennis Webb

Six marijuana businesses are now either running or under construction in Parachute, which also recently approved a cultivation facility and vested property rights for a marijuana business park. “It’s been very positive for the ...


Don’t grouse about it; cut a Christmas tree from Piñon Mesa

By Gary Harmon

Cut a Christmas tree, help save an endangered bird. And have a family Yule experience to go along. The Bureau of Land Management is now selling Christmas tree permits for areas on Piñon Mesa. The agency has long sold the permits, but ...


Aging czar needed for ‘silver tsunami,’ state report says

By Charles Ashby

Colorado government has a “czar” for water, energy and many other critical issues, but not one for aging. Such a person is needed to help coordinate all state programs that deal with the elderly if Colorado is to be prepared for ...


‘Homeland Security Militia’ reported

By Gabrielle Porter

A man reported to Colorado State Patrol troopers that two people driving trucks, using a flashing light and claiming to be with the “Homeland Security Militia” forced him off Interstate 70 on Thanksgiving Day near the Utah ...


Veterans Memorial Park could be relocated

By Katie Langford

Mesa County officials are seeking community input on a proposed relocation and enhancement of the Intermountain Veterans Memorial Park. The park is now located at the north end of the Mesa County Fairgrounds, but it could be expanded to a ...


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‘A conglomerate of kindness’

By Katie Langford

They’re a flash mob of kindness — a small group of local folks who want to help those in need. On Sunday afternoon, volunteers with Pay It Forward 365 served chili, gave away warm winter clothes and provided free haircuts for ...


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Transportation troublesome on Green, Colorado rivers

By Bob Silbernagel

The excitement was palpable in newspaper articles written when the steamboat Undine launched at Green River, Utah, in November 1901. “The new water transportation company expects to handle everything in the way of freight down the river ...


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PAVE program helps vets adjust to college

By Katie Langford

For Colorado Mesa University student Cody Kem, the most challenging part of going to class isn’t waking up early or being on time — he’s used to that after serving in the Navy for five years. It’s the seven years and ...


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