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Colorado health summit looks at cutting sodium

By The AP

ENGLEWOOD — The Colorado health department is holding a summit on how to reduce salt in Coloradans’ diets. The summit will look at how to cut sodium gradually in restaurant meals and school lunches while still making food tasty. ...

GJ rental vacancy at 7.5 percent in 4th quarter

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Housing experts suspect Mesa County’s high foreclosure rate helped fill local rental properties in the fourth quarter, when Grand Junction’s vacancy rate hit its lowest point since fall 2009. The city’s rental vacancy rate ...

Budget cuts would nick School District 51 by $9.2 million

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The $375 million cut to K–12 education proposed Tuesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper would amount to a loss of $9.2 million next school year in School District 51. Add the million-dollar increase in the school district’s contribution ...

Two reactions to governor’s spending plan: less government or more revenue needed

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The governor’s proposed spending plan for the next fiscal year was met with mixed reactions from state lawmakers Tuesday. While some herald the massive cuts to public education as sad but needed, others said it should be ...

Feds to review Bush-era oil shale rules

By Dennis Webb

Seeking to settle two lawsuits, the federal government agreed to reconsider decisions during the Bush administration establishing commercial oil shale rules and designating 2 million acres for possible development. Interior Secretary Ken ...

Country Jam sues to stop competing act

By Paul Shockley

The Wisconsin-based ownership of Country Jam is asking a federal judge to block a competing event planned for late June, saying the man behind Bobby’s Birthday Bash has violated a contractual agreement. In a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. ...

GarCo, Antero settle Silt Mesa issue

By Dennis Webb

A battle between Garfield County and Antero Resources over high-density natural gas development on Silt Mesa has been averted, at least for now. County commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to accept a settlement offer by Antero and drop the ...

Teen held in Fruita gun threats

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita teen was arrested on suspicion he aimed a shotgun at more than a dozen Fruita Monument High School students during an encounter at a gas station Tuesday. William E. Stephenson, 18, of 1752 L 1/2 Road, was booked into the Mesa County ...

Death Notices, Feb. 16, 2011

By Staff

Delta County resident Dorothy L. Axtell, 92, died Feb. 8, 2011, at Paonia Care Center. Services will be at a later date through Taylor Funeral Service. Survivors include her daughter, Gwendolyn Driscoll of Bethune; three sons, Ray of ...

Park ranger Hank Schoch was jack-of-all-trades for 17 years

By Eric Sandstrom

This is the first in a series of weekly columns about Colorado National Monument in honor of the park’s centennial anniversary on May 24. When Hank Schoch was hired as chief ranger for Colorado National Monument, it was not exactly love ...

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