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Burn ban extended to federal land

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Thinking about building a massive campfire somewhere off the SUV-worn road this summer? Better douse those plans. Several Western Slope counties’ worth of national forest and other federal land will fall under a burn ban that takes ...

Council workshops won’t be televised

By Amy Hamilton

After toying with the idea of broadcasting their workshops in light of renovations to the City Hall auditorium. Grand Junction City Council members say they aren’t interested in televising the meetings. The council on Monday held its ...

Man accused of NASCAR fraud scheme

By Staff

A former Gunnison County man was arrested in Alabama early Tuesday on suspicion of mail and wire fraud charges involving a fake NASCAR memorabilia company, the Denver offices of the U.S. Attorney and FBI said. The man, 57-year-old Michael ...


Recreation areas to add 400 acres

By Matthew Berger

Some of the gaps on the map between the Gunnison River and the boundaries of the Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area and Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area will be filled in. Four hundred new acres will be added to the ...


Ex-legislator to run for House

By Charles Ashby

A former Democratic state representative from Gunnison is planning to run again for the Colorado House as an independent. Kathleen Curry, who represented House District 61 for three terms, announced Sunday she will petition onto the fall ...


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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