A welcome first step

In reacting to the Grand Junction City Council’s unanimous approval of changes to an ordinance restricting backyard open burning, our first impulse was to question why so many compromises were made.

Why not just go for a complete ban?

The testimony in support of the changes was certainly compelling enough to make us wonder why burning should be an option at all within the city limits.


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    A welcome first step

    In reacting to the Grand Junction City Council’s unanimous approval of changes to an ordinance restricting backyard open burning, our first impulse was to question why so many compromises were made.  … more

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