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Donna Lynne

Lieutenant governor: Cattlemen should be proud

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s farmers and ranchers may be going through some difficult times at the moment, but they should be proud of how much the agricultural industry means to the state’s economy. That according to Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, who came ...


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Dem guv
 hopefuls 
pledge 
fuel goals

By Charles Ashby

President Donald Trump’s announcement last week that he would keep the nation out of the Paris Climate Accord has impacted next year’s race for governor, at least among Democrats. While U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter said he would have ...


Interior secretary: Bears Ears should be ‘right-sized’

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended Monday that President Donald Trump reverse his predecessor and reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. In an interim report that Trump ordered to review Antiquities ...


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Council pursues feasibility grant for a rec center

By Amy Hamilton

The Grand Junction City Council wanted to see support for a community recreation center. They got it Monday night. With about 100 backers ranging from young people to retirees packing council chambers and $25,000 in contingent grant funding, ...


Proposed budget puts focus on energy sector

By Gary Harmon

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the Bureau of Land Management anticipates spending more on coal, natural gas and oil and less on solar and wind energy. In all, the BLM would spend $11 million more in fiscal year 2018 than ...


Settle sage-grouse issues out of court, governor says

By Dennis Webb

While several northwest Colorado counties have sued the federal government over its efforts to protect greater sage-grouse, Gov. John Hickenlooper is trying to resolve state and local concerns through conversation rather than ...


Pot plant law may see ballot challenge

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn’t signed the bill yet, but there’s already a citizens’ effort to block it if he does. The measure, HB1220, would limit to 16 the number of marijuana plants that can be grown on residential ...


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Boulder attorney running for AG

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado attorney general needs to be someone not only with leadership skills, but prosecutorial experience, too. That’s the opinion of the newest Democrat to enter next year’s primary race for the right to face Attorney ...


Guv, GOP in dispute over panel appointee

By Charles Ashby

Despite being rejected by the Colorado Senate to continue to serve on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Clifton resident Heidi Hess remains on the statewide panel that enforces anti-discrimination laws. Gov. John Hickenlooper chose to ...


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Officials ask 
feds: Leave 
Ancients park alone

By Gary Harmon

Two Colorado Republicans want President Donald Trump to leave the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwest Colorado alone as the administration examines other monuments. Canyons of the Ancients is an example of what the 1906 ...


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