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Davidson makes second bid for CU Board of Regents

By Charles Ashby

Six years ago, Brian Davidson lost a bid for the University of Colorado Board of Regents by the narrowest of margins. That’s why the Denver Republican was in Grand Junction on Tuesday to campaign for the same at-large seat. “It ...


Stop mailing money with surveys,Tipton tells Reclamation bureau

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A practice of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to mail money with public-opinion surveys to encourage recipients to fill out forms and send them back amounts to a case of “blatant waste, abuse and fraud,” said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, ...


Western State switches to university status Aug. 1

By Charles Ashby

Gunnison’s Western State College will soon be known as Western State Colorado University now that Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill into law approving that name change. The measure, one of several the governor signed into law  ...


Council may not waive development fees

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members may be more inclined in the future to deny developers’ requests to waive fees paid by new construction to offset the impact of growth. Council members during a workshop Monday appeared to agree that ...


GarCo skeptical about more creek testing

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners voiced skepticism Monday about the continuing concerns of a landowner south of Silt who wants more groundwater testing near the site of a natural gas seep discovered in 2004. Lisa Bracken long has contended that ...


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Utah pit out of compliance

By Matthew Berger

Within 30 minutes on a recent late afternoon, three white tanker trucks rolled off Interstate 70 and up the unpaved road. Their destination: 14 ponds carved out of the desert between the highway and the Bookcliffs, north of the Cisco ...


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Man shot at motel; suspects at large

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Grand Junction police spent much of Monday looking for two men in connection to a shooting at a Horizon Drive hotel that hospitalized one man. The man, about whom police declined to release information, was shot once in the abdomen just after ...


Evaporation ponds grow in number

By Matthew Berger

There are 22 centralized evaporation pond facilities in Colorado, including both those that are company-specific and those that, like Danish Flats, take in wastewater from a variety of companies. That number continues to rise as old ponds ...


Three Sisters fundraising gets a boost

By Amy Hamilton

Plans to make trails and an educational center on 130-acre parcel off Monument Road may be a little closer to reality, thanks to a matching grant from Alpine Bank. Fundraising for the Three Sisters project is $25,000 shy of meeting its ...


Fire southwest of Gateway contained

By Amy Hamilton

A wildfire burning southwest of Gateway was considered fully contained Sunday, which fire managers had expected. One hot shot crew of about 20 firefighters, one helicopter and one engine will be working throughout the week to completely ...


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