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West Slope lawmakers behind mine cleanup bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state saw some progress on efforts to deal with abandoned mines Wednesday, including one that resulted in a massive wastewater spill in southwest Colorado. In the Colorado Legislature, a House panel approved a bipartisan ...


Hotchkiss: No pot

By Staff

Hotchkiss: No pot Voters in Hotchkiss declined Tuesday to join other municipalities across the state in allowing marijuana stores and marijuana-related businesses into town. They rejected two ballot measures that would have allowed ...


Parachute voters reject recall of pro-pot town leaders

By Dennis Webb

Parachute voters have given a roundabout endorsement of the town’s decision to allow retail and other marijuana businesses in town, rejecting the proposed recall of three elected officials who support that move and choosing against ...


Carbondale nixes climate-action tax

By Dennis Webb

Carbondale voters have decided against becoming the first community in western Colorado to impose a climate-action, or carbon, tax on themselves. Voters turned down the proposal by a 1,022-637 vote, displaying an anti-tax mood in also ...


Voters in Palisade 
re-elect incumbent

By Staff

Voters in Palisade
re-elect incumbent Palisade’s incumbent mayor Roger Granat defeated town Trustee David Edwards 264 to 208 in an off-year municipal election with no other contested issues on the ballot in the town, election ...


New, old faces 
in Fruita city
 government

By Staff

New, old faces 
in Fruita city 
government Some new faces will be appearing on the Fruita City Council in the coming years after Tuesday’s unofficial results were released. Mayor Lori Buck again won her seat, after ...


Low-paying employers in cross hairs

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Large companies that don’t pay employees more than $12 an hour and don’t offer health care benefits would pay a special fee under a bill the House Democrats plan to introduce into the Colorado Legislature this ...


Tipton bill would protect Western water rights

By Gary Harmon

Legislation that would require the federal government to respect state water law has a U.S. Senate sponsor and a prospect of approval, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said. Tipton’s Water Rights Protection Act, H.R. 1830, has passed ...


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Staff: Guv an active backer of gas project

By Gary Harmon

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s staff has worked in Oregon, Washington, D.C., and in western Colorado to drive ahead a project to get Piceance Basin natural gas to market, an aide said Monday. “We’ve been busting our tails to help ...


Drilling regulations measure dies in House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to give local governments more say when it comes to oil and gas drilling fell into a well it couldn’t get out of Monday when the Colorado House narrowly defeated it. The measure, HB1355, would have ...


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