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CSU leaders tout accomplishments, lament high tuition

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Coloradans need to come to grips with the future of higher education in the state, the two top leaders of Colorado State University said. Colorado “has been silently privatizing higher education” over the years, said Tony Frank, ...

Economic forecast is optimistic about state

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Colorado is among the five states expected to recover first from the recession, according to, a Moody’s web site. Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Washington will recover during the fourth quarter this year, Moody’s ...

State needs feds’ help enforcing immigration laws, legislator says

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Law enforcement officials in Colorado are doing about all they can do to catch illegal immigrants who have committed crimes, an auditors’ report said. The state, however, could use more help from federal officials, said state Rep. Steve ...

CU chancellor gathers with Junction alums

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University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano wants to make paying tuition easier for his student body, which will include 259 students from Grand Junction this fall, while also investigating new ways to receive college funding. The school ...

Developer with GJ ties headed to trial in Weld County

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A Weld County developer with ties to land annexed last year by the city of Grand Junction is headed to trial on charges connected to a mortgage fraud scheme. Monday marked the deadline for attorneys to strike a plea agreement in the case ...

Death penalty elimination dropped from bill

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A measure that would continue the death penalty in Colorado while pumping new money into cold murder cases gathered support on Monday. A deal reached between party leaders in the Senate called for a death-penalty repeal provision to be ...

Ritter defends tougher oil, gas regulation during signing of bill

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter on Wednesday put his official stamp on legislation authorizing new oil and gas rules, which were championed by his administration to better protect the public, wildlife and the environment. Ritter signed House Bill 1292, a ...

County ranks projects for federal stimulus funds

By Staff

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has asked Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction to draft a list of their top five stimulus requests. Udall’s letter has local officials scrambling to rate projects that potentially could be funded by ...

Brushes with the law, then quiet on Longmont street

By Special to the Sentinel

LONGMONT —  Jerry Nemnich’s brushes with the law had spanned more than three decades when he was released from a Colorado prison on parole in 1992 after serving 14 years for sexual assault. The jurisdictions included Boulder ...

Ritter not sold on raiding Pinnacol reserves

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Raiding the reserves of one of Colorado’s largest suppliers of workers’ compensation insurance might be a novel approach, but it has yet to win his support, Gov. Bill Ritter said Saturday. Legislators have suggested that the state ...

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