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County dogged by declining revenue

La Plata County's 2017 budget reflects ongoing struggles from declining oil and gas property tax revenue.

In their 2017 budget message, County Manager Joe Kerby and Finance Director Diane Sorensen say, "La Plata County has relied on property tax revenues from the energy industry for far...



Three winter storms rolling into Southwest Colorado

Three winter storms are headed for Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

The Weather Service...

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The National Weather Service predicts three snowstorms to hit this weekend in Southwest Colorado.


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    It was a bad week for health care for Coloradans. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado voted to approve a budget blueprint that allows the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) to be repealed without the threat of Democratic procedural interventions. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton voted to support a similar measure. (Source:
  • Trump won the majority of states, counties

    I guess if Ms. McWilliams is going to emphasize the MAJORITY every week of the popular vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, I should probably point out a couple MAJORITIES that she has failed to mention.

    Donald Trump won 30 of 50 states, which is a solid MAJORITY. He also won 2,623 counties, while Clinton won 489. Not only a...
  • Preschool thanks Bells for BEEP supporters

    Bayfield Early Education Programs is pleased to send a shout out to Energy Inspection Services, Bayfield Builders, Skywerx Industries, Sun Cleaning, HDS Freight Services, Western View Windows, and CRG Construction for their sponsorships of our recent Bells for BEEP fundraiser held on Dec. 22.

    BEEP also thanks everyone who purchased a bell...