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Some Colorado websites go dark in protest of Internet-piracy bills in Congress

By Charles Ashby

Wikipedia, Google and other national websites weren’t the only ones to go dark Wednesday in protest of two proposed Internet-piracy bills now before Congress. Several websites in Colorado, including a few in Grand Junction, also ...

Patrol pursuing person who spilled oil, believes it was dumped intentionally

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado State Patrol is pursuing multiple leads in the case of about 1,000 gallons of oil-based fluids that apparently were dumped along a road west of Rifle. What authorities say appears to be crude oil was found about 20 feet off U.S. ...

9 seats up for grabs on municipal boards of Fruita, Palisade

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There will be plenty of opportunity this spring for Fruita and Palisade residents to get involved in their municipal governments. A total of nine seats on the Fruita City Council and Palisade Town Board — including both mayoral posts ...

Bill diverts energy tax revenue to rural colleges

By Charles Ashby

Sen. Greg Brophy wants to stop the governor and the Colorado Legislature from dipping into any more severance tax revenue. The Republican senator from the Eastern Plains wants instead to put excess money that does not go to the Department of ...

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Occupy group fills Tipton office

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About 20 people generally under the Occupy Grand Junction banner cheered as one of them, a woman who lives in a home that was foreclosed, scolded U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., on Tuesday. Penni Palthe, an unemployed sculptor and artist, ...

Meis: Plan is a threat to economy

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management’s draft plan for managing more than a half-million acres of public land in west-central Colorado would be devastating to Mesa County’s economic future, and the agency should rework and reissue the ...

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GJ in Top 10 retirement spots

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The seventh-sunniest city in the United States is one of the best places to retire as well, according to the American Association of Retired Persons. AARP Magazine released a list in its January issue of 10 Great Sunny Places to Retire. Grand ...

Authorities warn of avalanche risk on Grand Mesa

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The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has announced certain parts of the Grand Mesa are in “considerable” danger of sustaining avalanches. The center released an advisory Monday morning, effective through 10 a.m. today, ...

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King’s legacy endures, student leader says

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The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is a personal one to him, Sylvester J. Thabit said Monday, on what would have been King’s 83rd birthday. “Without him, I would not be standing here and talking to you in this university,” ...

Rich-poor gap a rising U.S. concern

By Charles Ashby

“You got 90 percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own.” — Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 movie “Wall Street.” The disparity between the rich and ...

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