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11 apply for grant funds; university wants all $1.6 million

By Amy Hamilton

Eleven entities have applied for the full amount or a portion of $1.6 million in grant funding that is being distributed as federal mineral royalty dollars. Nonprofit agencies, local governments and special districts were encouraged to apply ...


2 die in car wreck near Delta

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Two people died Friday evening in a fiery, two-car crash on Colorado Highway 92 east of Delta, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The accident, which happened around 5:50 p.m. 13 miles east of Delta, killed the drivers of the vehicles, ...


Denver legislator to lead Democrats in House

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, was chosen Friday by Democratic legislators to serve as the next Colorado House minority leader, making him the first openly gay lawmaker to serve in that role. Ferrandino, who has served in the House since ...


Ex-congressman: 2012 presidential election is ‘the big one’

By Charles Ashby

The year before every presidential election, politicians often tell voters the upcoming election is possibly the most important of our time. This time, however, that just may be true, former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez told the Mesa County ...


Man arrested, faces charges over condition of neglected horses

By Staff

An owner of a remote, high-country resort has been arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals over allegations involving neglected horses, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Larry Gene Parks, 63, was ...


New oil-shale bill debated in House hearing

By Dennis Webb

A Colorado congressman is introducing legislation seeking to put oil shale development back on a faster track, and he presided over debate on the bill Friday in Washington, D.C. Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn recently announced a measure ...


State school board: Vermillion ruling means lost revenue

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Federal officials appear to be at odds with the original intent of Congress on a decision setting the Vermillion Basin off limits to drilling for oil and natural gas, the Colorado Board of Education said. “The closure of the Vermillion ...


Palisade retracts administrator job offer, will wait a month

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The Palisade Town Board will withdraw its town administrator job offer to interim Administrator Rich Sales and wait a month before extending the offer again in order to comply with a state law. During a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, ...


Board hopeful bike race bid will be chosen

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Members of a local committee have “a fair amount of optimism” they’ll be able to bring a stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge to the Grand Valley in 2012, committee member John Hopkins told Mesa County commissioners ...


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Grand Junction fugitive still on the run

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday said it will reconsider future business with a private prisoner-transport company whose staff apparently was outwitted at a Kansas gas station by a handcuffed and shackled man sitting in ...


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