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Town of Dinosaur may seek OK for casino

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A bid by lonely Dinosaur, population 320, for a casino and resort run by the Northern Ute tribe could be a long time in the making, said former U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo. The Utes, meanwhile, might find it easier to build such ...


Ex-welfare case manager fraud suspect

By Paul Shockley

A former longtime Mesa County Department of Human Services case manager and her husband are accused of improperly receiving more than $53,000 in welfare benefits. Tony Padilla Jr., 45, and his wife, Venica Padilla, 41, now Aurora residents, ...


Obama speech airs in schools Wednesday

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School District 51 students will be watching when President Barack Obama delivers his third annual back-to-school speech at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The speech, which is aimed at schoolchildren across the nation, will be delivered from a ...


Grand Valley buses could run later at night

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Grand Valley Transit riders who have clamored for longer bus service hours for years may soon get their wish. The Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend that buses run three hours later in the ...


Oil, gas leases on public land down significantly

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Oil and gas leasing on public lands is down significantly from 2008, and revenue to the federal government as a result are down 44 percent, according to an industry analysis. The Western Energy Alliance said its analysis showed that the ...


Another Colorado paper to charge for website

By Charles Ashby

The Greeley Tribune is the latest Colorado newspaper that will charge readers for its online content, the newspaper announced Sunday. The transition, which is to begin in November, is part of a national trend among newspapers large and ...


Uranium mill advances case on water rights

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Energy Fuels Resources is trumpeting an agreement it reached with two environmental organizations for a water right to run its proposed uranium mill. The Sheep Mountain Alliance and Living Rivers had filed as objectors to Energy Fuels’ ...


Campaign on to lower selenium level

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The presence of selenium in the Gunnison River Basin is slowly changing the way farmers, land developers and others do business. It will do so more in the coming years as a small flood of organizations, including the U.S. Bureau of ...


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Man robs store at gunpoint

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction police officers are investigating a Monday morning armed robbery at International Imports, 2892 North Ave. A man who brandished a gun and demanded money and goods was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash and some ...


Records: Wiretaps sink meth ring

By Paul Shockley

Authorities used wiretaps to build criminal cases against 12 people for alleged involvement in a methamphetamine-distribution organization, according to records made public Monday. Carlos Ballardo-Lopez, 66, 299 Cherry Lane, who is referred ...


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