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Colorado set to receive $5.5 million from settlement with EpiPen maker

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has joined several other states in efforts to draft the details of a settlement agreement with the maker of the EpiPen. The maker, Mylan Inc., faced allegations that it knowingly underpaid rebates ...


Five candidates certified to vie in D51 board race

By Katie Langford

Five candidates for three open seats on the District 51 Board of Education are certified to run for election in November, including two incumbents and three new candidates. Current board President John Williams is running for the District C ...


Dozens attend initial community forum about schools mill levy, bond

By Katie Langford

Nearly 30 people showed up to a community forum on Monday night for School District 51’s proposed bond measure and mill levy override, the first of many public events that political issue committee Citizens for School District 51 is ...


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Public safety measure going to county voters

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County voters will decide in November whether to raise sales taxes by 0.37 cents on the dollar to pump up the budgets of the sheriff’s and district attorney’s offices, as well as 14 other agencies. The Mesa County Commission ...


Ray_Scott

Firm: Scott threatened to use his elected position

By Charles Ashby

State Sen. Ray Scott is embroiled in a legal battle that pits allegations the lawmaker was run out of the fireplace sales business against claims he consistently was late in making payments, accepted money from customers but delayed placing ...


John Hickenlooper

Guv calls
 for rules
 change on fuel wells

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper wants the state to make some changes when it comes to abandoned wells and the flowlines that extend out of them. Responding to April’s explosion of a home near Firestone that killed two people, Hickenlooper on ...


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Tipton briefed on opioid center

By Gary Harmon

Plans for a center in Grand Junction that would treat people suffering from opioid abuse got a vote of support from U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., who said he would seek backing for the project. Tipton visited with officials from the ...


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Sales-tax revenue in Mesa County up 4th straight month

By Gary Harmon

Sales tax revenues for Mesa County jumped for the fourth-consecutive month in July, suggesting that the Grand Valley economy might be turning a corner. More than $2.7 million in sales-tax money flowed into the county’s coffers in July, ...


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Bennet bill aims to offset coal bust

By Dennis Webb

Six Colorado counties would be among 90 nationwide that would benefit from legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet to assist communities struggling economically due to the slowdown in the coal mining industry. Bennet, D-Colo., last ...


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Scott: Bicycle tax reaction also criticizes rider behavior

By Dennis Webb

As state Sen. Ray Scott continues to marvel at the level of response to his suggestion that Colorado consider a tax on bikes, it’s also focusing his attention on other issues such as the level of cyclist compliance with rules of the ...


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