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122811 WEB Hot Spring New Years

Warm soak, cool New Year’s party at Glenwood pool

By Dennis Webb

Communities welcome the new year in all kinds of ways. The festivities might involve fireworks, a giant ball dropping, or a succession of music acts playing. But it’s safe to say there are few places in the world where a New ...


Pot backers could get question on 2012 ballot

By Charles Ashby

A group pushing for a citizens initiative to legalize small quantities of marijuana will submit more than 155,000 signatures next week to put the amendment on next year’s ballot. Mason Tvert, a proponent of the measure and head of the ...


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Push begins for recycling of ‘e-waste’

By Dennis Webb

As people enjoy playing with all of the new electronic gadgets they received this holiday season, recycling advocates are urging them to not just throw away their old ones. And if some of these proponents get things their way, tossing such ...


State qualifies for more children’s health aid

By Staff

Colorado will receive $26 million from the federal agency that administers Medicaid, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced Wednesday. The state qualified for the additional money under the Children’s ...


Engineer’s license suspended over Meeker school

By Dennis Webb

A state panel Tuesday suspended the license of the engineer on the botched Meeker Elementary School on an emergency basis while it looks further into the matter. The State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and ...


122711 Splash Splash Car Wa

New car wash offers free cleaning to first 10,000

By Amy Hamilton

Dirty cars, vans, trucks and minivans crammed into lines at Splish Splash Car Wash, 2475 U.S. Highway 6&50, during Tuesday’s grand opening for the new car wash at the intersection of 24 3/4 Road. The lure of free car washes for the ...


Board votes to appeal Lobato decision

By Charles Ashby

The State Board of Education voted Tuesday to appeal a Denver District Court judge’s ruling earlier this month that the Colorado Legislature isn’t properly funding the state’s public education system. The board voted to join ...


EnergySolutions protests to feds loss of uranium cleanup project

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EnergySolutions Federal Services, the Salt Lake City-based company that began work on moving 16 million tons of uranium mill tailings away from the Colorado River in Utah in 2007, will hang onto the job a bit longer. EnergySolutions filed a ...


122711 Airport meeting

Airport users fume about security, TSA

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The battle over the new fence around part of Grand Junction Regional Airport has separated airport officials from the general-aviation tenants, one Mesa County commissioner concluded Tuesday. “It’s to the point that Jesus Christ ...


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Family shoots for TV role in show about Second Amendment

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE—Eleven-year-old Miriam Wilks has no doubts about what she wants to do when she grows up. “I want to take over my dad’s store and hopefully do everything he does now,” she said. That Miriam’s dad, Edward ...


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