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031110 jobless

Grand Junction jobless rate hits 9.4%

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction unemployment hit a current-recession high in January, climbing to 9.4 percent in the metropolitan area. The area was just beginning to experience sweeping job losses in January 2009, when the unemployment rate in Grand Junction ...


Blasting did not set off I-70 rockslide, officials say

By Charles Ashby

State road crews had done some minor work inside the Hanging Lake Tunnels weeks before Monday’s rockslide on Interstate 70, but that work had nothing to do with the incident, Colorado Department of Transportation officials said ...


Colorado unemployment fund out of money, but still paying

By Emily Shockley

Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund has been broke for nearly two months, but those receiving unemployment checks need not worry their mailbox will be empty anytime soon. The fund officially ran out of state money Jan. 20, but ...


Bebb-Jones fighting extradition to U.S. in slaying of wife

By Paul Shockley

An attorney for a man accused of killing his wife in western Colorado told a judge Wednesday that a life sentence would be “inhuman” for his client, according to a British media report. Ben Cooper, who is fighting 46-year-old ...


Contingency fund will pay I-70 rockslide repair bill

By Charles Ashby

It’s too soon to tell how much it will cost to repair damage done to Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon because of a rockslide or how long it will take to fix it, Colorado Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday. But rest ...


Briefs: March 11, 2010

By Staff

Farm and Ranch Day on Saturday The third annual Farm and Ranch Day will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Coop Country, 1650 U.S. Highway 6&50 in Fruita. A free lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be presentations ...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA EDIBLES V

Pot bill opens door to health inspections

By Emily Shockley

Medical marijuana sellers that bake the product into food could soon face the same checks for sanitary kitchen conditions that restaurants experience. House Bill 1284, which lays out regulations and licensing processes for medical marijuana ...


No charges in threat against Palisade mayor

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Palisade police will not pursue criminal charges against the owner of a local bar who posted a message on Facebook indicating elected town officials, including the mayor, were “overdue” for an “(expletive) ...


Panel will study carbon-emission storage

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter has instructed his administration to create a task force to study numerous questions surrounding the concept of storing carbon underground to keep it from contributing to climate change. The Ritter administration is taking ...


Businesses cope, and in some cases turn a profit, from interstate closure

By Dennis Webb

When rockfall started out the workweek by closing Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon Monday morning, it cut off about one-fifth of the American Gypsum workforce from the company’s plant. The wallboard maker, located in Gypsum east of ...


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