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House advances bill to kill vehicle late fee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado motorists no longer would have to pay a fee for late renewal of their license plates under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Tuesday. The measure, introduced by Western Slope Rep. Randy ...

Anger as arraignment delayed in child’s death

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Family members of Hailey Rocha expressed anger Tuesday after a judge continued to late March the arraignment hearing for Daniel Ryan, who is accused of killing Hailey. Ryan is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse ...


No bond for man accused of killing wife

By Dennis Webb

A suspect finally in Garfield County to face a murder charge in the 1997 death of his wife will remain in jail for the time being under a no-bond hold. Marcus Bebb-Jones, 47, made his first local court appearance Tuesday afternoon after being ...

Fruita resident tried to assist victims of Monday carjacking

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The woman had just parked her car at a gas pump at the Go-fer Foods in Fruita when she heard a commotion at another pump. “I heard her say, ‘No, no, get out.’ I looked over there, and there was this man in her car, and she ...

Tipton eyes millions he says feds owe state for Roan gas revenue

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Royalties from drilling on federal oil shale reserves on the Roan Plateau could range from $37 million to $76 million. The most recent reports available to the office of Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., suggested that as much as $25 million was ...

Tipton tries to free naval reserve gas royalties

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A federal bank account bulging with $50 million should be split, with half the money going to four northwest Colorado counties, according to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Tipton is preparing legislation that would release $50 million held ...

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Sections of region roads called some of worst in state

By Amy Hamilton

Three of Colorado’s most dangerous sections of road fall within a 100-mile radius of Grand Junction. One of those sections, Interstate 70 from the I-70 Business Loop near Clifton to the Mesa-Garfield County line, long has been ...

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Medical pot shop blaze ‘suspicious’

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Jake Sheridan probably figured he and other medical marijuana dispensary owners had absorbed the biggest blow they could take when the Grand Junction City Council voted last fall to shutter their shops. Then a phone call roused Sheridan, the ...

Challenge: Identify ways to slash budget

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Senate President Brandon Shaffer issued standing orders to his committee chairs Monday: Come up with other ways to cut the budget so the state won’t have to slash K–12 education by $375 million. The Longmont ...

Avalanche kills man, 19, from Meeker

By Dennis Webb

Searchers on Monday afternoon found the body of a 19-year-old from Meeker who was caught in a large avalanche Sunday while snowmobiling on Sand Peak in the Routt National Forest. A search dog from the Summit County Search and Rescue team ...

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