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Oil shale part of spending measure

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday defeated an attempt by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., to remove a bill mandating federal oil shale leasing from a transportation funding package. Polis’ amendment targeted the PIONEERS Act, ...


Death Notices, Feb. 16, 2012

By Staff

■ Tracy Wayne Betts, 51, Grand Junction, died Feb. 12, 2012, at Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Church. Survivors include wife his Larita Rayer; three sons, Dan ...


Tamarisk successes, failures analyzed

By Matthew Berger

Researchers and land managers from throughout the West gathered at the Two Rivers Convention Center downtown Wednesday to discuss the lessons learned and paths forward in efforts to eradicate invasive tamarisk trees from the banks of the ...


Briefs, Feb. 16, 2012

By Staff

Grant-writing workshop set for today A workshop titled “Writing to the Colorado Common Grant Format” will be at 1:30 p.m. today in the program room of the Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave. The workshop is ...


Colorado voter rolls being updated

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Some 800,000 Colorado residents soon will receive letters from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office inviting them to register to vote. The letters will be sent as an outgrowth of an effort in which Colorado and seven other states ...


Oil, gas companies settle lease collusion case

By Dennis Webb

Two oil and gas companies have agreed to a settlement in which they will pay $275,000 each for collusion in bidding on federal oil and gas leases in western Colorado, the federal government says. The Department of Justice today announced a ...


Over the Top, Healthy school lunches?

By Bob Silbernagel

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Part of life: Man follows stage from Broadway to CMU

By Melinda Mawdsley

Mark Mathews grabbed a crisp shirt, freshly pressed tuxedo pants and bow tie. He was one black tuxedo jacket away from a fun night out. Hardly. The formal attire was for a student actor to wear during a recent photo shoot to promote Colorado ...


Highway funding languishes while other matters distract Congress

By Rick Wagner

An important item for Western Colorado is coming up in Congress, and it’s in danger of being lost in things like the president’s latest budget request. Neither the president nor congressional Democrats intend to allow a vote on ...


Printed letters, February 16, 2012

By Staff

Marilyn Marks suing again, really? Evidently, she was getting nowhere in her former suit asking that she be able to see the ballots from former elections. Our county clerk, and others throughout the state, in trying to protect our ...


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