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Hickenlooper fires casino panel over cut in gaming tax

By Charles Ashby

Saying he didn’t care for its reduction of the state’s gaming tax, Gov. John Hickenlooper fired the five-member panel that oversees the state’s casinos Wednesday. In May, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission ...

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Trail users stuck at water’s edge awhile

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Local and federal government agencies tasked with maintaining dozens of miles of riverside hiking and biking trails on the Western Slope face expensive repair bills this summer, as raging rivers swollen with snowmelt have washed out several ...

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Car plows into building on Ute

By Rachel Sauer

The first time it happened, Ron Scribner turned on the morning TV news and saw a car jutting from the front window of his business, Sentinel Printing Co., recalled his son, Ralph Scribner. “I said, ‘We need to put a rock ...

Group asks Grand Junction council to stand firmly behind TABOR

By Amy Hamilton

The head of a local chapter that advocates for limited government regulations but supports business asked Grand Junction City Council members Wednesday night to pass a resolution that supports the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. Kelly Sloan, ...

BLM seeking public comment on proposed natural gas pipeline

By Staff

A company is proposing to build a 16-inch-diameter, 95-mile pipeline across northwestern Colorado and part of Utah to increase its ability to ship natural gas liquids from Wyoming and Colorado to Hobbs, N.M. The Bureau of Land Management is ...

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Hit-and-run suspect held in June crash

By Paul Shockley

The driver of a car that slammed into a pedestrian in June confided to another person that he didn’t stop because he’d been drinking alcohol, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Nathan Glenn O’Neil, 35, of Grand ...

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Pot growers abandon equipment near Rifle

By Dennis Webb

Authorities are seeking tips on who may have dumped more than three tons of equipment and debris from an indoor marijuana-growing operation on public land near Rifle. Bagged potting soil, fertilizer containers, venting and other materials ...

Briefs, July 7, 2011

By Staff

Fundraiser for military families begins Hilltop’s Regional Office Operation Homefront’s Back to School Brigade, collecting new school supplies for military families, will be from July 8-25, at the Dollar Tree Stores in Delta (121 ...

Fire district urged to fill board seats

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Mesa County leaders this week will send a letter to the Lands End Fire Protection District advising it to refill its depleted board of directors, or county commissioners will do it for the district. Commissioners on Wednesday directed County ...

Schools foundation to roll out campaign ideas

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The District 51 Foundation board will meet this month to discuss what to do with the $1,500 in donations it has collected so far and how to increase that amount. The foundation’s bylaws allow the organization to spend donations on ...

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