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Tipton: Vote on health law may come soon

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A House vote on removing an unpopular tax-reporting provision in the year-old health care law could happen “pretty quick,” U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said Thursday. The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure aimed at removing ...


Court upholds conviction in Fruitvale slaying

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a new trial for a man convicted of killing another over a $600 drug debt in 2005. Christopher J. Wieberg, 26, is serving life in prison without parole for his conviction in the Oct. 25, 2005, ...

Group dropping oil, gas rules lawsuit

By Dennis Webb

A Colorado oil and gas trade group has decided not to continue a nearly 2-year-old legal fight with a new governor. The Colorado Oil & Gas Association is dropping its lawsuit challenging a rewrite of the state rules applying to the ...

City honors Bike Shop for being good partner

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The Bike Shop received the 2010 Grand Junction Parks Partner Award on Thursday during the Parks and Recreation Department’s advisory board meeting. The honor, which the department began awarding in 2008, recognizes outstanding ...

Transit fund diversion bill killed

By Charles Ashby

Broad opposition to a freshman lawmaker’s bill to divert transit money toward the state’s roads and bridges was enough to kill it Wednesday before it had its first hearing in the Colorado Legislature. Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort ...

Frigid, but not too cold for bark beetles

By Dennis Webb

Baby, it’s cold outside. Cold enough, by chance, to kill bark beetles? Don’t count on it, says Bob Cain, an entomologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Region. This week’s frigid spell might give ...

City to open ambulance-service bids to private sector

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members Wednesday night started crafting parameters for a bid proposal for its future ambulance service. Although the city will enter a bid to continue providing ambulance services through the Grand Junction Fire ...

Number of undocumented immigrants dwindling, study shows

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A slowing economy and greater enforcement were two reasons Colorado’s illegal immigrant population fell by 25 percent between 2007 and 2010, according to the Pew Center for Hispanic Studies. A study by the center found the 240,000 ...

020211 Colorado Snowpack

State’s snowpack surplus slips after dry month

By Dennis Webb

A dry January erased much of the surplus snowpack built up earlier in the season around the state. The state’s snowpack decreased from 136 percent of average on Jan. 1 to 117 percent on Feb. 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ...

Measure targeted regional transportation panels

By Charles Ashby

A bill that would have done away with the regional transportation planning panels around the state died in a House committee Wednesday. Rep. Glenn Vaad, R-Mead, had hoped to remake how the state plans road and bridge construction, but his ...

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