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Western Slope broadband viewed as critical

By Charles Ashby

More questions than answers were raised Thursday at a Club 20 conference on the state of broadband services on the Western Slope. Participants of Club 20’s Building Toward Broadband for Colorado Conference learned what some of the ...

GJPD bows to voters over legal pot

By Paul Shockley

With a change in law still pending, Grand Junction Police Department officers have been told to stop issuing ounce-or-less marijuana tickets, which look to soon run afoul of Amendment 64, according to documents obtained by The Daily ...

Teen accused of threats to rape, kill

By Amy Hamilton

A Central High School student is facing criminal charges after allegedly threatening to rape girls in his class, kill children as their parents watched them die and “murder people as a side job,” according to an affidavit from the ...

University ‘surprised’ by threats

By Paul Shockley

Colorado Mesa University was “surprised” by the arrest of a student who allegedly threatened a massacre at a Front Range high school and the assassination of President Barack Obama, a school spokesperson said Wednesday. Sophomore ...

County shows off plan to revamp fairgrounds

By Duffy Hayes

Following countless meetings, numerous analyses and lots of public input about the Mesa County Fairgrounds, a phased plan for improvements at the 90-acre property on Orchard Mesa is coming into sharper focus with the release of a draft master ...


Groups fear loss of rural dollars in CDOT shuffle

By Charles Ashby

Two rural advocacy groups are questioning what’s behind a Colorado Department of Transportation proposal to redraw the boundaries of its transportation regions. Bonnie Petersen, executive director of Club 20, and Cathy Garcia, head of ...

Guv: State’s fiscal policies need overhaul

By Charles Ashby

After talking to thousands of Coloradans at 70 public hearings across the state over the past 18 months, a special panel formed by Gov. John Hickenlooper issued recommendations Wednesday that repeats what several groups before it have already ...

State panel puts tougher drilling rules on table

By Dennis Webb

A state agency touted as a national leader in regulating the oil and gas industry on Wednesday began looking to toughen its rules even further, even as some residents and local governments contended its draft proposals don’t go far ...


Obama threat ends in arrest

By Paul Shockley

A 20-year-old Colorado Mesa University student who said he wanted to go down in history as the person who killed President Barack Obama is in federal custody in Denver. Mitchell Kusick, of Westminster, told police he had trained how to shoot ...


Municipal budgets take health-care hit in 2013

By Duffy Hayes

Local governments—perhaps like many Americans and business owners—are eyeing their budgets for 2013 and projecting they’ll be paying more in health care costs, some by quite a lot. An analysis of the preliminary budgets ...

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