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Bureau gives green light to Ridgway hydropower project

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Construction of a hydropower project at Ridgway Dam will have no significant impact on the environment and won’t affect recreational users of the reservoir behind the dam, the Bureau of Reclamation has determined. With the finding, made ...


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Tipton: Tax holiday deal not ideal, but he won’t oppose it

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Acceptance of a deal to extend the current payroll-tax holiday is “less than the best of both worlds,” a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said Thursday. Tipton, however, won’t voice opposition to the agreement, ...


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Three arrested in separate methamphetamine cases

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Three people were arrested early Thursday morning in two separate investigations in which they allegedly arranged to sell methamphetamine to an informant or an undercover police officer. Karen Ruth Drapeau, 25, 4176 U.S. Highway 50, and ...


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Rivera sentenced to 17 years in death of daughter

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A Clifton man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison in conjunction with the Oxycodone overdose death of his toddler daughter, according to court records. Manuel Rivera, 31, pleaded guilty last month to child abuse resulting in death as ...


Three added to board-certified teacher list

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Three District 51 teachers were added to the list of National Board Certified educators this year, bringing the district’s tally to 27. National Board Certification is a credential that complements a teaching license. Teachers submit a ...


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Post offices historically nucleus of town’s communication

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The demise of the United States Postal Service is a sad thought. I look forward to our daily mail delivery, especially this time of year when Christmas cards arrive. The post office used to be a sort of gathering place. For many years there ...


Wording changed on personhood proposal for 2012

By Charles Ashby

Even though Colorado voters have resoundingly rejected the idea twice, the group behind a proposed constitutional amendment declaring an unborn child a person is trying to get on the ballot again. The Colorado Initiative Title Setting Review ...


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Dogs taken from ‘the Point’

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Authorities impounded three dogs Thursday from a homeless camp after a dog-bite incident little more than an hour before. Mesa County Animal Services officers, backed up by Mesa County deputy sheriffs and Grand Junction police, took three ...


Mock-trial champs violated event’s spirit, state organizers say

By Dennis Webb

The school that won last year’s state mock trial championship violated the spirit of the program when its coaches determined the legal case problem on which the competition was based prior to the Colorado problem’s official ...


Sheriff: Mom left two young boys home alone

By Staff

Yuliana Hernandez, 28, 3292 Swift Fox Court, was issued a summons Sunday morning on suspicion of child abuse for leaving her young children alone in an unheated home. Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call at 1:03 a.m. ...


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