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Parachute man suspected of having child pornography

By Staff

Authorities in Garfield County arrested a Parachute man after uncovering more than 500 gigabytes of images of alleged child pornography in his possession. Dennis Salmonsen, 35, 149 E. Second St., was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual ...


Junction men ID’d in fatal pickup crash

By Paul Shockley

Alcohol and speed are suspected factors in a crash early Thursday on Douglas Pass that killed three men, the Colorado State Patrol said Friday. Stephen Geyler, 40, Joseph Orris III, 48, and Ryan Rouse, 37, all of Grand Junction, were thrown ...


Court upholds Clinton-era roadless rules

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Officials’ hopes to fashion a Colorado-specific roadless rule took a hit Friday when a federal appeals court upheld rules established by the Clinton administration a decade ago. In a ruling hailed by environmental groups, the 10th U.S. ...


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Local unemployment rate down to 8.5 percent

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point since February 2009 this September, when 8.5 percent of the county’s work force was unemployed, down from 9.5 percent in August. The state unemployment rate also ...


Nickname in the future for Colorado

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In six months, Colorado may have a nickname that will eventually be as recognizable as “The Big Apple,” “The Big Easy” and “Sin City” are for New York, New Orleans and Las Vegas. The Colorado Office of ...


Chicken-raising debate takes roost in Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

Glenwood Springs City Council member Mike Gamba isn’t ready to run out and start building chicken coops if he and his colleagues agree to start letting people raise the birds in town. But after growing up helping his grandfather raise ...


GOP legislators focus on energy regulations

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Republican legislators promised a concerted effort in the coming legislative session to lift constraints on the state’s energy industry. House Speaker Frank McNulty of Highlands Ranch, flanked by Mesa County legislators Laura Bradford ...


BLM proposes fee for desert campground

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The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to begin charging people to camp near a popular mountain biking spot in the desert north of Fruita. The agency is seeking public comment on its recommendation for a $10 per campsite, per night fee ...


New EPA rules may have limited effect on drilling

By Dennis Webb

An Environmental Protection Agency plan to begin regulating certain wastewater discharges related to natural gas development may have only limited implications for drilling operations in Colorado. The agency announced Thursday that it would ...


Tipton’s bill wins kudos from group

By Staff

A Washington, D-C.-based organization that described itself as a watchdog for personal freedom and advocate for seniors on Social Security and Medicare recognized U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., for sponsoring legislation to repeal a part of ...


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