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Telluride enters fight against uranium mill

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The town of Telluride has hired a Washington, D.C., law firm to prevent the construction of a uranium mill 50 miles away. Telluride jumped into the challenge to the state’s granting of a radioactive-materials permit to the mill, citing ...


Future cloudy for recycling in Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose residents who want to recycle could pay a $6 monthly fee for the city service beginning in 2012. The Montrose County Council approved an ordinance on a 4-1 vote Tuesday to amend the 2012 budget and charge the fee to ...


Bond refinancing helps District 51

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A shaky stock market helped School District 51 save $4.1 million in interest that property-taxpayers otherwise would have paid on bonds issued in 2004 to build new schools. The district refinanced $76.71 million in bonds Sept. 8, when stock ...


Pros have Rx to keep program flying

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Essential to the success of every Honor Flight has been a varying team of medical professionals willing to accommodate a wide variety of medical assistance needed by the aging veterans. “Our job is to provide basic first aid and rapid ...


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Honor Flight meets goal in last trip for WWII vets

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It has taken an astronomical number of hours and a lot of hard work by the volunteers behind the Western Slope Honor Flight.  In just 2 1/2 years, amidst an economic recession that reduced many people’s charitable spending, the ...


BLM taking comments on exploratory drilling for mine

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking comment on a company’s plans to drill on Oak Mesa in Delta County to evaluate a coal deposit. Oxbow Mining, which owns the nearby Elk Creek Mine, is seeking to conduct two years of exploratory ...


Near miss doesn’t stop roundup of wild horses

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A wild-horse roundup on federal land in Rio Blanco County begins today even as a federal investigation into a disrupted gather last week gets under way. Bureau of Land Management officials in Montrose referred questions about the Spring Creek ...


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Officials: Industry regulations squelch jobs

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A wind-industry official joined officials from the oil and natural gas industries to complain that the threat of regulation is hamstringing the industry. “The number one obstacle our industry faces is uncertainty,” which has ...


Carbondale school cop accused of racial profiling; advocacy group wants him gone

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A statewide immigrant advocacy group is accusing Carbondale’s school resource officer of racial profiling and intimidation of students and their families. The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition asked Carbondale Police Chief Gene ...


Prosecutor wants doctors tried in GJ

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Two former western Colorado physicians ought to stand trial in Grand Junction, where their patients — and alleged victims — reside, prosecutors said. A six-week trial for the physicians, Sam Jahani, 49, and Eric Peper, 53, is set ...


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