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Dinosaur Dig

By Gretel Daugherty

Children and their parents spend an educational morning searching for dinosaur bones at the Museum of Western Colorado’s Mygatt-Moore quarry.  ...


Containment near on Pine Ridge Fire

By Paul Shockley

Full containment of the Pine Ridge wildfire southwest of De Beque is expected this week as fire resources will start trickling away to battle other regional blazes, authorities said Monday. “Barring unforeseen changes in fire behavior ...


River-camp evictions under way

By Amy Hamilton

Before sunrise late last week, a cadre of volunteers arrived in boots and work clothes to tackle a mess of debris that had piled up over the years at homeless camps on private property underneath the Broadway Bridge. Volunteers hauled out ...

State roadless rule finalized

By Matthew Berger

The seven-year process to create a rule governing roadless areas in Colorado’s national forest lands will come to an end today. The rule will exempt Colorado from the federal roadless law, 2001’s Roadless Area Conservation Rule, ...

Mentors linking up with needy

By Amy Hamilton

People shouldn’t have to choose between paying rent and buying food.  That’s the thinking behind a program aimed at getting homeless people who have incomes into permanent housing.  The One Congregation, One Family ...

Is ‘homelessness’ too broad of a term?

By Amy Hamilton

Technically, the Grand Valley’s 10-year plan to end homelessness identifies “homeless” people as anyone without a “fixed, regular, permanent and adequate residence.” In the Grand Valley that label applies to ...

Settlement yields state $4.5 million

By Charles Ashby

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo-SmithKline agreed to pay $3 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges and civil claims in the largest health care fraud settlement case in the nation’s history, the U.S. Department of Justice announced ...

Patent office will open in Denver

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A regional U.S. Patent Office in Denver could benefit Western Slope entrepreneurs working in fields ranging from energy to medicine, the director of the Grand Junction Business Incubator Center said. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced ...

Visitors bureau recognized for global tourism

By Katie Langford

The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau will be recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce for its efforts in international tourism in an award ceremony at 9:45 this morning at the Visitor Center, 740 Horizon Drive. The award, ...

Bond sale to help jobless insurance

By Charles Ashby

Colorado sold $640 million in bonds last week as part of a program to lower unemployment costs, saving Colorado businesses millions of dollars in their insurance premiums, Gov. John Hickenlooper and State Treasurer Walker Stapleton announced ...

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