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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

BLM hears calls to cancel forest leases

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday heard widespread calls to cancel dozens of oil and gas leases on the White River National Forest. The BLM is considering just that option in a new environmental review process ...

Airport board to reach out
 to prosecutors

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Junction Regional Airport’s governing board approved making an overture to federal investigators aimed at clearing the airport’s reputation. The Airport Authority board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to seek an agreement ...


Man held 
in shooting 
of Glenwood 

By Dennis Webb

A Glenwood Springs man has told police he was trying to pull a gun away from his girlfriend when it fired early Tuesday morning, critically wounding her, according to an arrest affidavit by Glenwood police. Another witness has told police the ...

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