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Rifle Officials, Residents Fight Back Against Proposed Prison Closure

Posted: 02/10/2009 - As part of his plan to cut roughly $1 billion from the state's budget, Governor Bill Ritter announced he wants to close the correctional facility in Rifle. But Tuesday night, nearly 300 city officials and residents teamed up to send a message to state leaders that closing the prison is a bad idea.

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Grand Junction in front of the Nation

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Grand Junction Mayor Gregg Palmer appeared on CNBC this morning in a feature section of Squawk on the Street called “Beating the Odds”. In this segment CNBC hosts interviewed the mayors of five different US cities that are doing better than most during the recession.

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Number of Financial Aid Applications Up, Experts Suggest All Students Fill Out FAFSA Forms

Posted: 02/08/2009 - According to the College Board, the average tutition for a public four year university is $6,585 -- for a private four year university, $25,143. With college prices not getting any cheaper and families tightening their budgets, school officials say the number of financial aid applications they're receiving is on the rise.

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Breaking the Bank

Posted: 02/08/2009 - In an effort to cut $600,000,000 from Colorado’s budget, Governor Ritter has announced some proposed cuts. One of those is the Senior Property Tax Homestead Exemption.

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Taste of the Grand Valley Monday!

Posted: 02/08/2009 - Monday evening you'll have the chance to sample some of the best foods area restaurants have to offer at the Home Loan “Taste of the Grand Valley.”

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Landscapers Weathering Economic Storm Better Than Most

Updated: 02/07/2009 - Despite an economy that has left many businesses struggling and fighting to stay alive, local landscapers say their businesses are doing pretty well. As the housing market keeps families in their homes for longer and energy companies continue to drill, they're hopeful 2009 will be a good year.

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Discover-Ability Slalom

Updated: 02/07/2009 - There was a grand ski competition at Powderhorn Resort today, dozens of skiers and boarders soared down the mountain as fast as they could, many of them with disabilities.

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Lawmakers Mulling Over Cell Phone Ban

Updated: 02/06/2009 - This week, a bill that would all but ban Colorado residents from using cell phones while they're driving cleared its first major hurdle.

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An End to the Sale of 3.2 Beer?

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Full strength beer; grocery stores can't sell it, liquor stores can. House Bill 1192 looks to change that. Liquor store owners want the laws to stay the same.

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Seasonal Scams

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Every year at tax time fraudsters put new twists on old scams, but luckily these scams are easy to avoid.

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Marillac Clinic Offers an Option To Budget Cuts; Medical

Updated: 02/05/2009 - With American's losing their jobs and cutting their budgets one area that may be getting cut is medical expenses. This is one area you shouldn't' skimp on and there's a local clinic that can help.

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