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Commission supports bike trail to monument; Justman votes ‘no’

By Gary Harmon

A plan to build a detached paved trail along Monument Road among other improvements won support from two of the three Mesa County commissioners on Monday. Commissioner John Justman cast a ‘no’ vote on a letter of support for the ...


Bill would give universities greater freedom

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state’s colleges and universities no longer would have to come before the Colorado Legislature to get approval for large construction projects that they pay for themselves, under a proposed bill. While some in the ...

Tipton favors donors over his constituents, Dem challenger says

By Gary Harmon

Former state Sen. Gail Schwartz, a Democrat, bashed Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday, saying Tipton was giving free rein to a “land speculator from Houston.” Schwartz last month won the Democrat nomination for the 3rd ...

Colorado Senate delays measure on pharmacy choice

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Senate delayed voting on a bill Thursday that would allow Coloradans a choice in what pharmacies they want to use. The delay came primarily from Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, who said he generally likes the ...


Norris re-elected Junction mayor

By Amy Hamilton

The third year’s a charm for Grand Junction’s new mayor. Phyllis Norris, who has served as mayor for the past two years, was elected again Wednesday night by a majority of Grand Junction City Council to act as the board’s ...

House OKs bill to expand civics lessons

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Martin Luther King said it best, Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, told the Colorado House on Wednesday. “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere and conscientious stupidity,” she quoted the 1960s ...

Senate tightens juvenile life-sentence bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A greatly altered bill dealing with life-without parole sentences for violent juvenile offenders cleared the Colorado Senate on Tuesday. The measure, which initially was seen by district attorneys as something that could lead ...

In unusual move, Jordan Cove resolution sent to committee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Even though it’s only a resolution that carries no force of law, House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst has sent a measure meant to offer legislative support for an Oregon liquified natural gas export project to a committee ...

Legislators to consider ballot measure on transportation funding

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Two Republicans introduced a measure into the Colorado Legislature late Monday calling for a ballot proposal asking voters to continue the trans-bonds measure that voters approved in 1999. That measure, known then as Referendum ...


Fram officials fume 
after BLM returns 
oil, gas drilling plan

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Junction Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management will have to reconsider an oil and gas drilling plan in the Whitewater area. The Colorado state office of the agency on Tuesday sent the project back to the Grand Junction ...

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