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Raids to target bath salts, cops say

By Paul Shockley

Letters to be mailed to select local businesses will threaten raids and other enforcement action, and soon, if they’re not in compliance with measures signed into law last week by Gov. John Hickenlooper banning possession and sale of ...

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Vigil remembers child-abuse victims

By Charles Ashby

With country music singer Billy Dean’s “Let Them Be Little” playing in the background, about three dozen people released balloons to mourn the death of 19-month-old Owen Daniel Reak on Tuesday. Owen died in Montrose County ...


Man dies in RV fire; two accused of arson

By Paul Shockley

Two men were arrested Tuesday in connection with an early-morning fire that killed one person inside a parked recreational vehicle at an Orchard Mesa property. Lucas John Schultz, 22, and Julius P. Sutton, 26, were booked at the Mesa County ...

Grand Junction firm fined for radiation violations

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has fined a Grand Junction company $240,500 for allegedly violating radiation-control rules. Advance Painting Services Inc., 2456 1/2 U.S. Highway 6 & 50, and its radiation safety ...

Fracking regs could cost billions, industry claims

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Proposed federal regulations of hydraulic fracturing could cost Americans more than $1.6 billion annually, an industry organization said, prompting an environmental group to call it money well spent. The Western Energy Alliance on Tuesday ...

Udall: Pass wind tax credits now

By Matthew Berger

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall on Tuesday kicked off a campaign to convince Congress to pass the federal wind production tax credit that provides investment incentives for wind manufacturing in the U.S. The Colorado Democrat said he would make a speech ...

Hispanic group fears federal immigration presence again at Strawberry Days Festival

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement isn’t saying if it plans to make another appearance at Glenwood Springs’ annual Strawberry Days festival, where its actions drew some criticism last year. The Roaring Fork Valley immigrant ...


Gale-force push for wind-power tax credit

By Matthew Berger

The push to extend a tax credit for electricity generated by wind power is gaining steam this week as industry representatives meet in Atlanta for an annual conference. Among the delegations will be representatives of Grand Junction-based ...

Sheriffs to discuss working relationship with feds

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Western Slope sheriffs are stressing their good working relationships with the federal government in advance of what is billed as a sheriff’s roundtable to discuss the “constitutional sheriffs movement” and “burdensome ...

State AG forecasts health-law vote tally

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Without predicting the way the U.S. Supreme Court will decide, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said it’s likely the outcome can be explained by the numbers. Should the nation’s high court uphold the constitutionality of ...

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