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Grand Junction moves toward foreign trade zone

By Amy Hamilton

A plan to apply for a foreign trade zone in Grand Junction that could include areas of Delta and Montrose will be a priority, according to discussions Monday night by the Grand Junction City Council. Councilors tapped economic development ...


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Mesa County leaps into Thompson Divide fight

By Gary Harmon

The Mesa County Commission is leaving open its options to the proposed cancellation of oil and gas leases in the high country of the White River National Forest that also are within Mesa County. The commission on Monday approved a letter ...


Bennet cites record of bipartisanship in run for second full term in Senate

By Gary Harmon

Bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate should be honored, not scorned, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said Monday, swiping at his Republican opponent in the November general election. Though Congress has been hamstrung by partisan fighting, ...


Fracking measures not on ballot

By Dennis Webb

The oil and gas industry is celebrating and advocates for greater regulation of that industry are weighing next steps following the failure of two measures to make the fall ballot. Unless there’s an appeal and it succeeds, Colorado ...


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High-money parties raise campaign stakes

By Charles Ashby

The same day that U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s re-election committee criticized his Democratic opponent, Gail Schwartz, for cozying up to “elitist” campaign donors, the Republican congressman was attending a campaign fundraiser ...


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Candidate for Congress misses ballot by slim margin

By Charles Ashby

Three times wasn’t a charm for Tisha Casida, an unaffiliated candidate who wanted to run, again, for the 3rd Congressional District. After getting onto the ballot for that seat in 2012 and 2014, the Pueblo resident’s third try at ...


Two primary measures make fall ballot

By Charles Ashby

Two more measures made the fall ballot on Wednesday, both related to how primaries are conducted in the state. The first measure would require the state to hold presidential primaries every four years, one that would allow unaffiliated voters ...


Amendment would take slavery language out of Constitution

By Charles Ashby

While Colorado voters this year are going to be mulling over how to vote on such heady issues as single-payer health care and end-of-life matters, the proponents of a little-known measure on this year’s ballot hope voters’ ...


Presidential camps prepare ground games

By Charles Ashby

The state campaign staffs of the two main presidential candidates are starting to gear up their get-out-the-vote ground games. After a rocky start for the Colorado staff for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this year — ...


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New lieutenant guv tours Grand Valley’s assets

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s new lieutenant governor is just trying to get to know the lay of the land. That’s partly why Donna Lynne — named by Gov. John Hickenlooper back in March to replace former Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia as his second in ...


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