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Fifth-graders off to state competition

By Emily Shockley

Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School fifth-graders Jenna Leasure, Cora Lemon, Tyler Nelson, Joe Osborn and Chanell Walker are headed to Denver to show off their robot. The students, who have been together since first grade working on ...


Work begins to repair I-70 after rockfall

By Dennis Webb

Permanent repairs began Monday on damage from a rockfall incident that closed Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon for several days. Flatiron Construction Corp. will be doing the work at an estimated cost of $860,000. The total cost from the ...


Senate OKs diversion of private-land rafter bill to study group

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A measure that would have allowed rafters to float through private land but was sidetracked in committee and turned into a study has cleared the Colorado Senate. Although it’s headed back to the House so it can take final ...


Botanical Gardens expansion considered

By Emily Shockley

A new director and some new space may be headed to the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens at 641 Struthers Ave. Interim Director Elizabeth Neubauer said the gardens will interview a handful of candidates, all local, at the end of March. ...


Mesa County imposes yearlong moratorium on medical marijuana

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Mesa County on Monday imposed a yearlong moratorium on the growth, sale and distribution of medical marijuana in unincorporated areas of the county, giving officials time to study the county’s ability to regulate the ...


Many Medicare recipients will receive $250

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One of the main goals of the health care legislation approved by Congress was to bring younger people into the system, but many older people will see the most immediate effect. Tan lovers won’t be far behind, however, as the legislation ...


State to sue Congress on health care

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Colorado will join nine other states in a legal attack on just-passed heath care legislation, questioning the constitutionality of the requirement that individuals purchase health insurance. Congress can’t simply force individuals to ...


Deadly hatchet attack in Rangely detailed at hearing

By Dennis Webb

MEEKER — A law enforcement officer testified Monday that it took probably less than a minute for Jerry Snider Jr. to head upstairs at his father’s Rangely home last July, grab a hatchet, go back downstairs and start delivering ...


Mine jobs a concern in plant conversion bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER – Natural gas workers may see some of their jobs return, but it could come at the expense of coal miners under a bill approved in the Colorado House on Monday. A measure that would convert several Front Range coal-fired power ...


Liquor store rules might apply to pot shops

By Emily Shockley

With Colorado legislators working on rules and a moratorium on opening new dispensaries through December, Grand Junction City Council members have time to ponder city-specific regulations on medical marijuana growers and providers. But ...


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