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Udall: Sage-grouse listing ‘grave concern,’ needs state input

By Gary Harmon

Federal officials should recognize as a model Colorado’s efforts to save two sage-grouse species and work closely with the state to preserve the birds, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Wednesday. Udall, who is touring the state after ...


Council vacates street at request of university

By Amy Hamilton

In rugby terms, Wednesday night’s victory at Grand Junction City Hall was a “try.” That is, the rugby teams of Colorado Mesa University will get a new field built on campus, now that the Grand Junction City Council approved ...


Woman dies after shooting

By Dennis Webb

A Glenwood Springs woman who was critically wounded in a shooting early Tuesday morning has died of her injuries. Audrey Lowndes, 40, was shot in the back of her head at a trailer on South Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs, Glenwood police ...


Beauprez gets enough signatures to make primary ballot in guv’s race

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Even though he turned in thousands more signatures than Tom Tancredo to get onto the GOP primary ballot, Bob Beauprez had fewer accepted by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday. Still, the former ...


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Deputy to run unaffiliated for county sheriff

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita resident and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputy with 15 years of law enforcement experience said Wednesday he’s seeking Mesa County’s top cop job. Patrick Arotin, 46, will run unaffiliated in an attempt to petition ...


State fruit bill not so peachy at Capitol

By Staff

DENVER—The hopes of having Palisade peaches recognized as Colorado’s state fruit were dashed Wednesday evening when the state House hastily voted to kill a bill that would have done that. It seems at least one non-fruit had a lot ...


Grand Junction, Moab make list of top desert towns

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction is among 14 places named “America’s Coolest Desert Towns” in the April edition of Travel+Leisure magazine. The getaway-focused publication picked Grand Junction as a top desert destination for sitting ...


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City Market renews push for store at 12th and Patterson

By Gary Harmon

City Market is closing in on a longtime company goal: building a store at the intersection of 12th Street and Patterson Road. The Western Slope and eastern Utah grocery chain has filed its application with the Grand Junction Planning ...


Near disaster scene of ‘94, assessment of wildfires’ cost

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The costs of wildfire go far beyond firefighting and property damage and extend to everything from environmental tolls on landscapes to emotional tolls on humans. So said speakers Wednesday at the Colorado Wildland ...


Greater focus urged on advanced students in District 51

By Emily Shockley

Expanding International Baccalaureate programming into more grades, decreasing the ratio of students to gifted and talented teachers, and making half-time gifted and talented jobs into full-time occupations were among the suggestions members ...


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