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College hosts Holocaust Awareness Weeks

By Staff

Mesa State College is hosting Holocaust Awareness Weeks through April 27. All events are free and open to the public. Events include a “Field of Flags” display that will be dedicated with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. today and ...

Panel OKs bill letting stores buy liquor licenses

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A measure to allow grocery stores to purchase the license of a nearby liquor store barely cleared a House panel Wednesday. The House Business Affairs & Labor Committee approved the measure on a 6-5 vote. House Bill ...

Fruita OKs 5 percent tax on medical pot

By Staff

Fruita voters on Tuesday approved a 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana, making the city the first in Colorado to tax products sold by an industry that has boomed in the Grand Valley. Gaining nearly 60 percent approval, the measure ...

Roads plan tightens exemptions

By Dennis Webb

A revamped version of Colorado’s roadless rule proposal includes enough heightened environmental protections to leave conservation groups divided over whether to endorse the plan. Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday sent the U.S. Department of ...

District 51 preschoolers close to peers

By Emily Shockley

Colorado students enrolled in free preschool programs such as those offered by School District 51 learn just about as much in one year as their peers at preschools that charge tuition, according to District 51 early-childhood-education ...

Club 20 keynote topic will be health care

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Rocky Mountain Health Plans chief executive officer Steve ErkenBrack will speak Saturday about the implications for western Colorado of recently signed health care legislation. ErkenBrack has been tapped to deliver the keynote address at the ...

Comments sought on plan for drilling southeast of GJ

By Dave Buchanan

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public opinion on a proposal to develop oil and natural gas resources on more than 90,000 acres between Grand Junction and Delta. According to the BLM, Fram Operating LLC proposed a Whitewater Unit ...

Voter registration idea draws flak from clerks

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Republicans are outraged and Democrats are confused at their anger over a voter registration bill that may not even be introduced into the Colorado Legislature this year. The controversial idea would allow Coloradans to ...

Montrose man dies in Highway 92 wreck

By Paul Shockley

A Montrose man died in a rollover along Colorado Highway 92, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Hugh Scott Brown, 58, was pronounced dead Monday morning after being taken by ambulance to Delta County Memorial Hospital. The State Patrol ...

Energy company shuts office in Rifle

By Dennis Webb

About 20 Rifle jobs were among some 225 that disappeared when energy services provider EnerCrest Construction closed its five offices March 18. Todd Erickson, chief development officer of the Denver-based EnerCrest oil field services company, ...

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