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Dems’ bill would increase college tax credit for middle class

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Two Democratic lawmakers want to shift a tax credit for creating college savings accounts for their children away from the very wealthy to the middle class. Under their measure, which won preliminary approval in the Colorado ...


Death notices, May 3, 2016

By Staff

■ Jackie Marlene Etherton-Bender, 66, Grand Junction, died May 1, 2016. Services will take place at a later date. She was an administrative assistant. Survivors include her husband, Rick; two sons, Rick Jr. of Jerome, Idaho, and ...


Fracking foes may turn to ballot battle

By Dennis Webb

Two state high court rulings Monday rejecting Longmont’s ban on hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas development and Fort Collins’ five-year moratorium on the process provided clarity as to the limits of local control over the ...


Oil field giants call off merger

By Dennis Webb

The proposed merger of two leading oil field service providers has been canceled, less than a month after a Department of Justice suit challenging it based on anti-competition concerns. Halliburton and Baker Hughes say they have terminated ...


Stormwater bill a tax, not a fee, lawsuit contends

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce and Mesa County are asking a court to halt the collection of a stormwater fee by the Grand Valley Drainage District. The chamber and county, which are splitting the cost of the suit, contend that ...


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A SOUND concept

By Duffy Hayes

Davis Sleigh is a fifth-grader and he’s set to attend East Middle School next year.  When he does, he’ll have a direct link to his teacher’s voice — he or she will wear a microphone, and Davis will hear the ...


Marble tease

The game of marbles

By Dale Shrull

The game of marbles still being played.  ...


Stepson, friend held in death of small town Colorado vet

By The AP

BURLINGTON — Authorities investigating the death of a veterinarian in Burlington say her stepson and another man are suspected of killing the woman and stealing items from her home. Police say 50-old Cynthia Campbell Eason was killed ...


Bear found in Colorado apartment more scared than scary

By The AP

AVON — A bear caught rummaging through a refrigerator in an apartment in Colorado’s mountains turned out to be more scared than scary. Firefighters say the black bear may have gotten into the Avon apartment through an open window ...


Email letters, May 2, 2016

By Staff

Race promoters don’t need a ‘government handout’ to conduct event After reading Lynn Lickers’ letter to the editor inferring that Mesa County Commissioner, Scott McInnis, has “thin skin,” I couldn’t ...


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