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Tipton tries to free naval reserve gas royalties

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A federal bank account bulging with $50 million should be split, with half the money going to four northwest Colorado counties, according to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Tipton is preparing legislation that would release $50 million held ...


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Sections of region roads called some of worst in state

By Amy Hamilton

Three of Colorado’s most dangerous sections of road fall within a 100-mile radius of Grand Junction. One of those sections, Interstate 70 from the I-70 Business Loop near Clifton to the Mesa-Garfield County line, long has been ...


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Medical pot shop blaze ‘suspicious’

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Jake Sheridan probably figured he and other medical marijuana dispensary owners had absorbed the biggest blow they could take when the Grand Junction City Council voted last fall to shutter their shops. Then a phone call roused Sheridan, the ...


Challenge: Identify ways to slash budget

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Senate President Brandon Shaffer issued standing orders to his committee chairs Monday: Come up with other ways to cut the budget so the state won’t have to slash K–12 education by $375 million. The Longmont ...


Avalanche kills man, 19, from Meeker

By Dennis Webb

Searchers on Monday afternoon found the body of a 19-year-old from Meeker who was caught in a large avalanche Sunday while snowmobiling on Sand Peak in the Routt National Forest. A search dog from the Summit County Search and Rescue team ...


Senate OKs proposal to limit ballot measures

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Debate on a proposed ballot question to make it harder to alter the Colorado Constitution is headed to the House after the Senate gave its final nod to the idea Monday. On a bipartisan vote, the Senate approved the measure that ...


Voter photo ID bill assailed

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — House Republicans gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill requiring voters to show a photo identification card when casting their ballots, prompting Democrats to ask, Why? Republicans didn’t say they intended the bill ...


Mountain College to raise its tuition 9 percent by summer

By Dennis Webb

Colorado Mountain College is raising tuition 9 percent in response to declines in property tax revenues and state funding. The college’s board on Monday voted unanimously in favor of the tuition hikes, which take effect this ...


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Suspect caught near Mack; 2nd man sought in Fruita robbery

By Amy Hamilton

Residents of the sagebrush-covered hills north of Mack were advised to lock their doors and keep their eyes peeled for a Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing dark clothing, after police arrested his suspected accomplice in two vehicle thefts and ...


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Killing suspect back on U.S. soil

By Amy Hamilton

A professional poker player accused of killing his wife in Grand Junction in 1997, has been extradited to the United States on murder charges and is being detained in the Garfield County Jail. According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s ...


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