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Salazar laments Stolen Valor ruling

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The United States needs to find a way to prevent fraudulent misrepresentation of wartime heroics, said the author of a bill intended to do just that. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the measure, known as the Stolen Valor Act, on ...

Garfield mineral lease district gives grants to 7 communities

By Staff

The Garfield Federal Mineral Lease District awarded its first grant Friday. The district, created to maximize the amount of royalty payments Garfield County receives from mineral production on federal lands, awarded more than $1.6 million to ...

Fairgrounds, other places will board livestock

By Amy Hamilton

A number of ranchers and people with available boarding have offered space to livestock such as horses, cattle, sheep, llamas, pigs and goats for De Beque residents who are under evacuation orders. About 50 people were evacuated Thursday. ...


Wildfire near De Beque eases up

By Dennis Webb

DE BEQUE—Skye Sieber looked from De Beque late Friday afternoon toward the site of the Pine Ridge Fire and liked what she saw. “Yeah, this is looking good,” the spokeswoman for the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management ...

Ranchers decide not to evacuate

By Rachel Sauer

DE BEQUE—The mustang is still too wild—not broken and certainly not trailer broken. Among a herd of seven, five of them wild, she is the one that defied evacuation. So, the excruciating decision: Leave her and take the rest? Leave ...


Fireworks stands’ profits burn out under ban

By Staff

Wildfires raging across Colorado may be costing the state and federal governments millions of dollars, but the resulting statewide ban is also hitting in the pocketbooks local families and organizations who rely on Fourth of July fireworks ...

For The Record, June 30, 2012

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Nathan and Amber Harford, Grand Junction, a son, May 23. Jarad Chandler and Elizabeth Pertile, Fruita, a daughter, June 15. Juan and Veronica Dueñas, Grand Junction, a son, June 15. Jason and Renee ...


Man blames utility for flooding

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Ricky Bryant has a damp basement and an ax to grind. Bryant, who lives in the 600 block of Hudson Bay Drive, said he found water bubbling up Monday afternoon from cracks in the foundation under an unfinished part of his basement. The water ...


Companies closing gas wells near blaze

By Dennis Webb

Oil and gas companies have been closing wells in the area of the Pine Ridge Fire outside De Beque as a safety measure. About 35 well pads, most with just a single well on them, were within about five miles of the wildfire as of midafternoon ...

5-4 court upholds Obamacare

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The decision upholding the new health care law underscores the need for Colorado to craft a workable health insurance exchange, one of the people working on the project said. With the ruling, it’s time now to change the focus ...

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