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Mortgage money to help homeowners

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Part of Colorado’s portion of settlement money from a multistate lawsuit against the nation’s five largest mortgage lenders will go toward helping people avoid foreclosure in the future, state leaders announced ...

Cops called to protest of Planned Parenthood

By Paul Shockley

A mystery man tossing trash on the roof of Glenwood Springs’ Planned Parenthood office was enough to bring out police officers Friday afternoon. Employees at the office, 50923 U.S. Highway 6, called police after they said they watched a ...

Health care fraud results in 4-year prison sentence

By Paul Shockley

A local man who stole at least $3.5 million from a program that helps uranium industry workers was sentenced Friday to serve four years in federal prison. Anthony Paul Breaux of Palisade, former owner of Honor-Bound Healthcare Providers Inc., ...

BLM OKs 159-acre addition to Oxbow coal mining lease

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management approved a coal lease modification Friday that it says will allow continuation of mining adjacent to an existing federal lease at the Elk Creek Mine in Somerset. The action adds about 159 acres to a lease owned ...

Western State to pursue name change bill

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GUNNISON — Western State College of Colorado’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday morning to pursue legislation that would change the Gunnison school’s name to Western State Colorado University on July 1. Western ...


Ex-Kia dealer suspected of embezzling

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A former general manager of a Grand Junction car dealership has been arrested on allegations he embezzled more than $170,000 from the dealership by giving himself kickbacks from auto purchases. James David Gattis, 45, of Delray Beach, Fla., ...


Ex-district attorney Serra denied parole

By Paul Shockley

A bid by former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra to abbreviate his already short stay in state prison was rejected Wednesday. Serra, who pushed for his early release, was denied parole after meeting with the state’s parole ...

IRS to auction property from woodworking shop

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The IRS next week will auction off the contents of an Olathe woodworking business seized by the agency for nonpayment of federal taxes. IRS spokeswoman Karen Connelly declined to identify the business, but an Internet search found the ...


Bebb-Jones hearing will require third day

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A preliminary hearing to determine whether to bind over accused murderer Marcus Bebb-Jones for trial will continue into a third day after originally having been scheduled for one. The hearing will resume Wednesday ...

School resource officer agreement disappoints immigration activists

By Dennis Webb

The Roaring Fork Re-1 School District board this week unanimously approved a new, school-resource-officer agreement that youth activists say falls far short of addressing their concern about such officers being involved in immigration ...

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