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Senate panel delays vote on rain-barrel bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Homeowners who use rain barrels are violating state water laws, but a bill discussed in a Senate panel on Thursday would make it OK. Under HB1259, which cleared the Colorado House last month on a 45-20 vote, homeowners would be ...


Just waiting for the ride time

By Amy Hamilton

After 69 years of riding his motorcycle, the open road still calls to Paul Rundle. Rundle, a member of the Blue Knights — a motorcycle club for active and retired members of law enforcement — was honored by local club members ...


Bull Mountain sides plead their cases

By Dennis Webb

A group of mostly area state lawmakers and a coalition of citizen and conservation groups Thursday submitted opposing comments on a proposed oil and gas project in the upper North Fork Valley. The Bureau of Land Management received the ...

Guv floats plan to deal with TABOR issues

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper is trying to light a fire under the Colorado Legislature to deal with at least part of the funding issues created under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. Problem is, with less than three weeks ...

Tipton water bill wins support of Wyoming senator

By Staff

A measure intended to recognize state control over water was introduced Thursday in the U.S. House and Senate. The Water Rights Protection Act, H.R. 1830, introduced by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. R-Colo., and Sen. John Barasso, R-Wyo., would ...

Junction snowfall ties 
a record set in 1924

By Staff

DENVER —  Two inches of heavy snow that fell in Grand Junction on Thursday afternoon tied a record set in 1924, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Even with the needed moisture, the area still is shy on ...

CBI probes 
De Beque’s 
 top lawman

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation on Thursday confirmed the agency is investigating the former De Beque town marshal, who was fired from his post last week. “This is an active investigation, therefore, the CBI will not release ...


Board floats up to $1.5 million to ‘button up’ building

By Gary Harmon

Grand Junction has offered to pay as much as $1.5 million to complete the skeletal Grand Junction Regional Airport building, possibly with an eye toward using it in connection with a foreign trade zone. Mesa County, which is an equal partner ...

De Beque fires marshal;
 town official not talking

By Emily Shockley

De Beque’s town marshal for three and a half years, Michael Lorsung, has been fired. Lorsung’s employment was terminated April 8, according to the town’s response to a Colorado Open Records Act request filed by The Daily ...

Details emerging in dog attack that badly hurt woman

By Amy Hamilton

A 59-year-old Grand Junction woman who was mauled by three dogs April 7 along U.S. Highway 6&50 said she is thankful for all the help she has received, and said she won’t file a lawsuit against the dogs’ owners. “I want ...

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