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Tag Archives: Mesa County

A giant leap: How one Colorado community plans to double its child care spots in three years

It sounds a little like a car race, but it’s more like a care race. Child Care 8,000 is one Colorado county’s ambitious new effort […]...

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February 12, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix
Colorado’s Mesa County a National Leader in Domestic Drone Use

Colorado’s Mesa County a National Leader in Domestic Drone Use

A county in western Colorado has embraced domestic police drones in an era when states are increasingly limiting use of the technology. ...

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June 6, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, In-Depth, Politics, Top Stories
Critics call for Colorado to forget Flaming Gorge pipeline after latest federal denial

Critics call for Colorado to forget Flaming Gorge pipeline after latest federal denial

A second blow was dealt Thursday to a proposal to construct a 501-mile pipeline from Wyoming's Flaming Gorge to Colorado's Front Range when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) deemed the application premature. Opponents quickly questioned how Colorado leaders could...

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February 24, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Anti-Obama billboard tolerated despite ‘twisted dictatorship’

Anti-Obama billboard tolerated despite ‘twisted dictatorship’

An anti-Obama billboard put up Monday in Grand Junction has been called everything from “racist” and “homophobic” (Mesa County Democratic Party Chairwoman Martelle Daniels) to […]...

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October 13, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Gas-patch politicians ask Salazar to ease up on industry even as Colorado levies record fines

Gas-patch politicians ask Salazar to ease up on industry even as Colorado levies record fines

Monday, just a couple of days after running a story in which more than 90 county commissioners and other elected officials from around the West […]...

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April 26, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Frack-fluid tagging part of model Grand Junction, Palisade watershed plan

Frack-fluid tagging part of model Grand Junction, Palisade watershed plan

Using chemical tracers to make sure hydraulic fracturing fluids aren’t contaminating groundwater supplies may be off the radar of Colorado officials who regulate the state’s natural gas industry, but the concept is contained in what could be a precedent-setting watershed...

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December 18, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Bennet on health reform offers calm and steady in a storm of crazy

Bennet on health reform offers calm and steady in a storm of crazy

Only Sen. Michael Bennet can deliver a full-contact well-supported muscular line on health care like “The status quo is eating people alive all across this […]...

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October 1, 2009 Blog, Health, Politics
GOP stoked for Keystone confab, fanning flames of ‘Rojo Revolution’

GOP stoked for Keystone confab, fanning flames of ‘Rojo Revolution’

For the Colorado Republican Party, it’s time to party like it’s 2010 at Keystone ski resort starting this evening. According to the Denver Post, state […]...

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September 25, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Oil and gas drilling permits on 2005 pace, with GarCo still leading pack

Oil and gas drilling permits on 2005 pace, with GarCo still leading pack

Oil and gas drilling permits in Colorado in 2009 are on pace to slightly top 2005 numbers, according an analysis by the Grand Junction Daily […]...

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August 19, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Penry already breaking campaign pledges, says former State Senate opponent

Penry already breaking campaign pledges, says former State Senate opponent

When Democrat Dana Baker got Republican Josh Penry to sign a pledge in 2006 to serve out a full four-year term if elected, the "idea behind that was no one would be seeking another office or other work or other...

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July 29, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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Indy Editor Susan Greene on surviving Colorado’s news apocalypse

Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms. Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the […]

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Highlights from those panels on how to save The Denver Post. Now what?

Last Tuesday— and again on Thursday— people packed into The Denver Press Club to engage with a town-hall-slash-panel discussion largely focused on what readers can or should do about […]

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