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EMS workers could cross state lines under new bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill that would allow emergency medical service workers to cross state lines to respond to emergencies cleared a House panel Tuesday. The measure, HB1015, would allow the governor to enter into a compact with up to 10 ...


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Lessons sought from helicopter crash near lines

By Dennis Webb

SILT — At 11:18 a.m. Tuesday in a ravine south of Silt, Brandy Muñoz stood at the spot where, to the minute a year ago, three men died in a helicopter crash. She then released a clutch of balloons. The balloons bore the names of ...


Democrats introduce right-to-die measure

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives was introduced into the Colorado Legislature on Tuesday. The measure, HB1135, has strict controls and is based on a long-standing law in Oregon that allows patients who ...


Gun laws’ repeal is topic of first remote testimony

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Bills to be made available for remote testimony next week for the first time in the history of the Colorado Legislature will start off with a bang. Two of the first four bills on which testimony from outside the General ...


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Man’s passion for park evident, even in death

By Mike Wiggins

In life, Ben Burkey was never shy about expressing what he thought should be done with the rectangle of land his brother donated as future parkland to the city of Grand Junction nearly a half-century ago. That didn’t change with his ...


Comment period extended on drilling

By Staff

Residents have until April 16 to comment on a proposed master development plan for development of natural gas near Paonia. The Bureau of Land Management extended the comment period on the environmental impact statement for the development in ...


Locals asked to weigh in on imports, exports

By Greg Ruland

The Grand Junction City Council is eager to hear from city businesses that import or export products or that use such products, Councilwoman Barbara Traylor Smith said Tuesday. The council wants to gauge interest in the creation of a foreign ...


Unemployment rate ticks up

By Staff

After declining month over month for most of the past year, Mesa County’s unemployment rate ticked up in the final two months of 2014, including a bump up to 4.7 percent in December. That follows an uptick in November’s county ...


Homeless hit with flu can get emergency housing

By Amy Hamilton

It’s difficult enough to get over symptoms of influenza in the comforts of a warm home. Imagine having to battle the illness out in the elements, as a number of the Grand Valley’s homeless people do. As a way to free up beds at ...


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Blagg faces ‘trial’ before the retrial

By Paul Shockley

In a rare event for a Mesa County criminal case, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger’s office will seek to convince a judge to hold Michael Blagg in custody without bail ahead of a retrial on charges he murdered his wife 13 years ago. In ...


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