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Rio Blanco loses battle on oil, gas equipment use tax

By Staff

The Colorado Supreme Court this week put an end to Rio Blanco County’s attempt to impose a use tax on equipment used by companies in natural gas operations. But county attorney Kent Borchard said the court failed to clarify questions ...

School board cuts budget, looks at early retirement

By Emily Shockley

District 51 School Board members adopted a $1.64 million reduction plan for the district’s 2009-10 budget Tuesday night and reviewed a plan to reduce the 2010-11 budget. The board approved $1.69 million in cuts to the re-adopted budget ...

Fruita OKs plan to put recreational trails near canals

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Hikers and bikers eventually will be able to recreate on trails next to irrigation canals and washes in Fruita under a plan approved by the City Council Tuesday night. Council members unanimously agreed to enact the city’s parks, open ...


Unhappiness is ... Sitting idle: Being sidelined with injuries not fun for prep hoops players

By Staff

Tyler Daniels was doing what came naturally on the basketball court. The Fruita Monument High School basketball player was being aggressive, going after a rebound last Wednesday against Littleton in the Ralston Valley tournament. “We ...

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Lions spread Acts of Kindness cash

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Grand Junction Lions Club is again surprising local folks who need a helping hand with its annual Random Acts of Kindness campaign. Each Lions Club member was given a $100 bill Tuesday during the group’s luncheon meeting at Two ...


Colorado senators waiting on budget study before deciding on health bill

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After meeting with President Obama on Tuesday, both Colorado senators said they’re awaiting the results of a budget study before committing to a pending health care proposal. Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, both Democrats, also ...


Rank and file: Being nationally ranked is ‘nice’ for Mesa State men

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National polls don’t generally make much of a splash with college coaches. Yeah, they’re nice, they’ll say, but they’re for the fans. Tuesday’s National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II men’s ...

Shooting details hazy; 2 victims still in hospital

By Paul Shockley

Two of the five men who were shot early Sunday at a Fruitvale home were listed in fair condition Tuesday, according to a St. Mary’s Hospital spokeswoman. The five, who range in age from 16 to 22, were wounded around 2:15 a.m. at a party ...

Grand Junction girls basketball team hangs on to beat Rifle

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School girls basketball team kept a pesky Rifle team just far enough away Tuesday night to claim a 60-51 win. The Tigers never trailed, but also never had a comfortable lead in their second road win of the ...

If the kid is laughing, it must be an ice day

By Steve Beauregard

The morning starts at 2:17 a.m., when your baby’s loud shrieks fill the cold house. “This is going to be a good day,” you mutter as you get up and help your wife attempt to soothe her — assistance that is part parental ...

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