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Governor will visit West Slope on Saturday

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper is coming to town. After the Democrat makes a swing through Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Gunnison today, the governor will speak at several stops in Montrose and Grand Junction on Saturday. Hickenlooper will visit ...

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Healthy people do die from flu, Rifle parents want public to know

By Dennis Webb

When 17-year-old Austin Booth left Rifle High School basketball practice early a year ago today because of illness, it was a rarity for the multisport athlete who almost never missed school and was the epitome of good health. When he began ...

Overflow crowd lets off steam about Bear Ranch land swap

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PAONIA — About 250 people packed into the Paradise Theater on Wednesday, most of them to urge the Town Council to oppose a land swap sought by billionaire William Koch to consolidate his Bear Ranch several miles upstream in the North ...


‘Dog’ show leaves out sheriff spat

By Paul Shockley

A new episode of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” broadcast Wednesday detailing Duane “Dog” Chapman’s most recent visit to Mesa County last summer made no mention of a war of words with Mesa County Sheriff Stan ...

BLM will require permits for river stretch

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The thousands of river enthusiasts who run the Colorado River and camp along its banks between Loma and Westwater, Utah, every year soon will have to apply for permits for both activities, as federal land managers try to gain a handle on the ...

Partisan hangover lurks at Legislature

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It didn’t take long for the subject of reapportionment to come up Wednesday during the opening-day speeches of the 2012 legislative session. Newly minted Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman broached the subject when he ...

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Parachute industrial park signs Encana as tenant

By Dennis Webb

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. has agreed to a long-term lease of a new office building that will be the centerpiece of a new industrial park in Parachute. Shae Properties is developing the building, which will total more than 51,000 square ...


DA touts meth fight in re-election bid

By Paul Shockley

Falling numbers of felony prosecutions and new child-welfare data show Mesa County’s five-year crusade against methamphetamine is working, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger told supporters Wednesday. “I’m not bragging about ...

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Palisade High School takes on cyberbullies

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Telecommunications provider Optimum donated $2,000 to Palisade High School and launched an anti-cyberbullying poster contest Wednesday afternoon at the school. The money will benefit Palisade’s Live Above program, which encourages ...

PUC denies Xcel immediate rate hike

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Public Utilities Commission rejected Xcel Energy’s request for a $100 million interim rate hike Wednesday. The three-member commission said Xcel failed to demonstrate a financial need for an immediate rate ...

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