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Senators leery of low-altitude flyovers proposal

By Dennis Webb

Colorado’s U.S. senators are asking that the Air Force take a closer look at concerns raised by communities and the public about proposed low-altitude training flights in southwestern Colorado and parts of New Mexico. The 27th Special ...


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GJ man accused in sword attack on roommate

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A Grand Junction man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly attacked his roommate with a sword, leaving the victim with severe wounds to his face. Richard Allen Ries, 30, 2946 Rhonda Lee Road, was advised in court Wednesday he ...


Plan grows precinct sizes

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A proposed new precinct map for Mesa County would enlarge precincts to reduce election costs, as well as reduce the county’s vulnerability to lawsuits, officials said. Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner is proposing reducing the number of ...


Tipton sticks to House payroll-tax holiday

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said he’s still backing legislation passed by the House that would extend a payroll-tax holiday for a year and reduce federal spending. The Senate has passed a measure extending the tax holiday for two ...


State spending enough on K-12 education, it says in court appeal

By Charles Ashby

The state will appeal last week’s court ruling that the Colorado Legislature isn’t spending enough money on K–12 education. The Denver District Court ruling in Lobato v. Colorado, which could require the state to spend up to ...


Denver Democrat to introduce bill to grant civil unions to gays

By Charles Ashby

One of the Colorado Legislature’s openly gay lawmakers plans to try again to get a civil unions law into the state’s law books. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, said he will introduce a bill when the Legislature convenes in January ...


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NFL gear for No. 15 flies off the shelves

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Those hoping to score a Tim Tebow jersey under the Christmas tree are going to have to take a knee on behalf of the Mile High Messiah and pray for a just a little bit of that Bronco luck. That luck may have run out for those hoping for a ...


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Teen shooter, spared once, gets 20 years

By Amy Hamilton

A 14-year-old boy who was spared a prison sentence for shooting another teenager in the face now will have to serve nearly 20 years behind bars. Thomas English, now 18, was sentenced in 2008 to seven years in the Department of Corrections ...


This time, it should stick: Snow on the way

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Grand Valley residents could wake up Thursday with a light blanket of snow on the ground. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction on Tuesday issued a winter weather advisory for most of west-central and northwest Colorado, saying a ...


Gas firm fears bias in fracking analysis

By Dennis Webb

Officials with Encana Oil & Gas (USA) are questioning whether draft Environmental Protection Agency findings suggesting a link between hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming and domestic groundwater contamination will undergo truly independent ...


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