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Home-price index at lowest point since 2006 bust

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Home prices in major areas have reached their lowest level since the U.S. housing bubble burst in 2006, driven down by foreclosures, a glut of unsold homes and the reluctance or inability of many to buy. Prices fell from ...

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Pueblo’s Pace throws in for 3rd House District seat

By Charles Ashby

Pueblo Democrat Sal Pace has announced that he plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for his congressional seat next year. In an interview, the Colorado House minority leader told The Daily Sentinel that he would enter the 3rd ...

Gridlock snags effort to help mine cleanup groups

By The AP

DENVER — Efforts to change federal law to protect groups willing to cleanup polluting mines from legal liability have hit a snag, according to the Obama administration. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said last week that legislative ...

Xcel on trial for 5 deaths at Georgetown

By The AP

DENVER — A criminal trial in the deaths of five workers at a hydroelectric plant is set to begin in a rare prosecution of a company. Xcel Energy and Public Service Company of Colorado face five counts of violating Occupational Safety ...

Collbran schools will stay on 4-day week

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Another year of budget cuts ensured Plateau Valley School District 50 will spend a second year on a four-day-week calendar. Even if state reductions and other cuts hadn’t sliced $222,000 out of the district’s total budget ...

Forest proposal conflicts with coal mines

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Proposed changes to national forest-planning rules could gut the nation’s long-standing requirement that forests have many uses, Colorado mining and logging interests said. The proposed rule changes also could threaten a roadless rule ...

22 county residents to attend D.C. event

By Staff

Twenty-two Mesa County residents are among 64 Coloradans selected to attend the first Colorado Capital Conference in Washington, D.C., in June. Attendees to the conference, which is sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Mesa State ...

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Ceremony offers respect, thanks to military vets

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More than 300 people, many of them veterans, gathered Monday morning for a Memorial Day ceremony to honor those who have served their country. Army veteran Leroy Wilcox was thankful to see so many people displaying gratitude for veterans. But ...

‘Decoration Day’ 2011 colored by nostalgia and regret

By Jim Spehar

Around our house, as I grew up in Grand Junction, it was called “Decoration Day” more often than not. The day when the bountiful peonies my mother grew were cut, along with whatever other flowers happened to be handy in the various ...

Printed letters, May 31, 2011

By Staff

Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the assembled U.S. House and Senate recently was a brilliant example of statesmanship, the likes of which is conspicuously absent from present American political dialogue, no matter the party. Tempered by ...

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