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State tax amnesty collection exceeds $800,000

By Charles Ashby

The state’s tax amnesty program has collected more than $800,000 since it began last month, Colorado Department of Revenue officials said. That money comes from more than 1,000 tax returns filed by Colorado businesses and individual ...

Rep. Tipton proposes measure to shift funds from federal lands to education

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Western legislators are looking at new ways to mine money for education from federal lands even as voters in several Colorado counties consider raising property taxes, and voters statewide consider raising sales and income taxes, to fund ...

Appeals court ruling on roadless areas raises questions about status of oil and gas leases

By Dennis Webb

A recent federal appeals court ruling upholding a 2001 rule protecting national forest roadless areas is raising questions about the status of oil and gas leases issued in such areas over the last decade in Colorado and other states. The ...

Man reunited with family

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A 21-year-old man who was reported missing Saturday afternoon was reunited with his family Sunday morning, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. Stephen Blaise Helkowski, who has special needs, was last seen in the 700 block of M ...

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Montrose museum adding exhibits

By William Woody

MONTROSE — In the 14 years since archaeologist Richard Fike founded the Museum of the Mountain West, it has grown beyond his dreams. Now the museum is continuing its growth with two new exhibits, including a railroad car used in one of ...

Palisde fire remodel Dean

New Palisade fire station moving off back burner

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When it comes to the establishment of a new fire station, Palisade Fire Chief Richard Rupp has seen this movie before. Town leaders place the project in the town’s capital construction plan. Officials draw up the blueprints. Another ...

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Dilemma: I-70 drivers, wildlife seek safe passage

By Dennis Webb

A newly released study could help poke some more holes in what historically has been something of a Berlin Wall for wildlife in Colorado. Researchers working in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Transportation and Federal Highway ...

Bus systems to receive federal funds

By Staff

Agencies in the Roaring Fork Valley and Eagle County are among seven statewide that will share in nearly $10.8 million of newly announced federal transit fund distributions next year. The Eagle County Regional Transportation Authority is ...

BLM employee honored for river work

By Staff

An employee with the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Junction Field Office has been recognized for his work to eradicate noxious weeds in western Colorado over the past decade. BLM natural resource specialist Mark “Sparky” ...

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Olathe pumpkin event a blast as fundraiser

By William Woody

OLATHE — The annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ is more than merely a celebration of hurling pumpkins into the air. Proceeds from Saturday’s event will help people in need through scholarships and other sponsorship programs. The ninth ...

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