Western Colorado

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New rules 
stop the use 
of bar codes 
on ballots

By Charles Ashby

Three area counties that use barcodes to help track ballots won’t be able to do them anymore under temporary new rules adopted by Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The new rule, adopted late Monday, is a reversal of a June letter ...


Voter asks Wright to do the ‘right thing’: quit

By Charles Ashby

A Mesa County Republican voter has asked Jared Wright to drop out of the race, and now he’s asking other voters to send that same message to the House District 54 candidate. Grand Junction businessman Alex Chaffetz, the brother of Utah ...

Mesa County writes off $37,000 in taxes

By Duffy Hayes

The county will not keep fruitlessly sending letters to a number of businesses that are delinquent in payment of personal property taxes, after county commissioners agreed Monday to cancel more than $37,000 in taxes that have gone ...

Judge tosses residents’ suit against oil, gas firm

By Dennis Webb

A Denver District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Battlement Mesa residents concerned about alleged impacts of current and future oil and gas development by Antero Resources. Judge Norman Haglund ruled that he lacked the ...

Planned Parenthood backs Libertarian over Democrat in House race

By Charles Ashby

Although the Democratic candidate for the Colorado House does support Planned Parenthood, the group didn’t support him Monday when it came to issuing its endorsements for this year’s races. Instead, the group endorsed Virgil Fenn, ...

Sides seek meteor experts in fraud trial

By Paul Shockley

A trial was delayed Monday for a Montrose man accused of selling bogus meteorites at a Grand Junction store last fall. Mesa County Court Judge Craig Henderson granted a defense request for a continuance in the case against 59-year-old Steven ...

Garfield County to help pay for study of drilling pollutants

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners on Monday indicated their intention to commit possibly $1 million to a landmark study to better determine air pollutant levels near oil and gas operations. The county is planning to help fund a $1.8 million study ...

Noble settlement to fund hydrogen sulfide education

By Dennis Webb

Noble Energy will contribute $50,000 to hydrogen sulfide awareness to settle allegations that it violated reporting requirements associated with the dangerous gas at its oil and gas operations in Garfield and Weld counties. The Colorado Oil ...

Tipton not part of probe into Israel trip by members of congress

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., was among the members of Congress who took an August 2011 trip to Israel that came under investigation by the FBI. No formal allegations came out of the trip, according to the Politico website. Tipton ...


School starts with fewer buses

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Long strings of cars in school drop-off lanes are a common sight on the first day of class. It may take a couple weeks for School District 51 to see the true impacts of cutting 16 bus routes in an effort to save $650,000 in the ...

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