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Bill would let states manage forest land

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A measure that would give states more authority to manage forest lands within their borders passed the House Resources subcommittee on national parks, forests and public lands. The Healthy Forest Management Act, H.R. 6089, by U.S. Rep. Scott ...


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Friends mourning loss of ‘easygoing, fun guy to be with’

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There was the fun-loving John Brink: Beer in one hand, cigar in the other, lounging in a chair in blue swim trunks and sunglasses, celebrating his 50th birthday on a Mexican beach. That’s the persona those closest to him recall with a ...


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Guilty in homeless man’s hatchet murder

By Paul Shockley

A man who killed another man with at least 48 blows from a hatchet during a fight at a Grand Junction transient camp last year will serve no more than 26 years in prison under a plea agreement. Daniel Scott Warner, 48, pleaded guilty Thursday ...


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Take my face off billboard, TV evangelist demands

By Charles Ashby

Televangelist Pat Robertson wants his face off a Grand Junction billboard. And he got it. The backers of a ballot measure calling for regulating marijuana like alcohol were asked Thursday to remove his image from the advertisement ...


Brush Creek blaze grows; 2 others start

By Paul Shockley

The Brush Creek Fire near Douglas Pass had torched approximately 400 acres as containment stood at 30 percent, the Bureau of Land Management said Thursday night. This, as two new wildfires were reported burning Thursday in Rio Blanco ...


Hotchkiss woman offered Delta administrator job

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Robbie LeValley, a Hotchkiss resident who has worked in Delta county for 23 years, said she will announce next week whether she’ll accept an offer to become the county administrator. LeValley, area livestock and range extension agent ...


Roaring Fork taps education leader to manage schools

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Roaring Fork School District Re-1 School Board members are expected to approve an interim superintendent contract next week for Diana Sirko. Board members picked Sirko as the lone finalist for the interim position for the 2012-13 school year ...


Secular conference comes to GJ this weekend

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Grand Junction will be secularist central on Saturday, when nonreligious people gather for a conference at Colorado Mesa University. The inaugural Colorado Secular Conference will include speakers from the American Civil Liberties Union, the ...


Nurses can provide anesthesia in surgery, court says

By Charles Ashby

In the case between rural nurses and city doctors, the nurses won — again. That happened Thursday when a three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court decision last year saying that nurse ...


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Heat wilts green thumbs

By Rachel Sauer

It’s dry. This is nothing new on the edge of a great desert, with its million shades of red and brown, but this summer is different. This summer is a drought, one predicted to last beyond this year. The ground in places is cracked. ...


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