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Proposal addresses pregnant victims of domestic violence

By Staff

DENVER — The number of pregnant women becoming targets of domestic violence that results in death is on the rise nationwide, but Colorado officials can’t tell for sure if it’s happening here, state lawmakers were told ...


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Pablo’s Pizza to open franchise in Fort Collins

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The thin-crust, gourmet pizza that Grand Junctionites have grown to love at Pablo’s Pizza will soon be available to residents of the Front Range, too. Cathy Braunlin recently bought a franchise of the popular pizza restaurant and plans ...


Bill to drop personal property tax not feasible now, panel decides

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The business personal property tax is a toll few people like, but equally few lawmakers are willing to get rid of it, particularly at a time when K–12 education is faced with millions of dollars in budget cuts. At least, ...


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Seizure of drug money spikes for task force

By Paul Shockley

The Western Colorado Drug Task Force seized nearly $1.2 million in cash over the course of criminal investigations last year, which was the most money collected over a calendar year dating back to at least 2000, according to law enforcement ...


State has no plans to bring back wolverines

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The young male wolverine known as M56 is unlikely to get any company in the Colorado high country for a year at least. U.S. Forest Service officials Thursday told a Club 20 committee that any thought of reintroducing the animal, which last ...


Breakfast fund nets $1,300 from public

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The District 51 Start Smart Breakfast Fund, intended to help the district keep reduced-price breakfasts free for needy students, collected $1,305 from 13 donors before legislators decided to continue to fund the breakfast program. During the ...


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Spat leads to debate: is dog a pet or assistant?

By Amy Hamilton

A dustup involving a disabled man and his service dog being denied into Grand Junction’s office of the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday revealed the man has a history of confrontations in the Grand Valley. Palisade resident John ...


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Fruita’s new facility unfair competition, critics charge

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Less than a month after opening its doors, the Fruita Community Center has sold so many memberships and drummed up so much drop-in business that managers will extend operations on Friday evenings by two hours, open the pool on weekday ...


Energy developer Williams intends to split into two firms

By Dennis Webb

The largest energy developer in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin intends to split into two companies, it said Wednesday. Williams says it plans to create a separate, as-yet-unnamed exploration and production company, while keeping its ...


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Lawsuit claims negligence in death of racer

By Paul Shockley

A lawsuit filed by a Front Range couple alleges negligence on the part of numerous entities, including Grand Junction Motor Speedway and its owner, in the death of a young girl during a racing event last summer. Jason and Tracy Duncan, the ...


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