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PUC vote pits coal vs. natural gas industries

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The Colorado coal mining industry plans to fight a government-ordered change from coal-fired to natural gas-fired electricity on the Front Range. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission is to take a final vote Wednesday on carrying out House ...

DA staff caught in county data breach

By Paul Shockley

Information associated with staff of the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office was among records exposed online in Mesa County’s massive data breach, prosecutors said Sunday. District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said names, dates of ...

Meis tried to sway cop about ticket

By Paul Shockley

Stopped for speeding by a Grand Junction Police Department officer, Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis raised his elected position with the officer, but insisted he wasn’t trying to influence the officer’s handling of the ...

Ex-trustee claims hospital board acted improperly

By William Woody

MONTROSE —  The Montrose Memorial Hospital trustee who resigned Oct. 22 said in a recent interview that she never voted for the new lease entered into by the hospital board, and that the trustees’ secrecy was improper. On ...

Embattled GarCo judge Jovanovich has resigned

By Dennis Webb

A Garfield County associate judge who had been on paid leave since early May and decided in August not to seek voter retention has quit his job. Jason Jovanovich resigned Oct. 31, said Jon Sarche, a spokesman for the Colorado State Court ...

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Montrose hospital, county to proceed in mediation effort

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The six remaining Montrose Memorial Hospital trustees and members of Montrose County government are scheduled to meet Tuesday with a mediator in Denver in hopes of resolving a dispute about a new lease. Trustees William ...

Fruita middle schoolers top in short-story contest

By Staff

Two Fruita Middle School students placed first and second in Rocky Mountain PBS’s annual short-story contest. The contest featured students from around Colorado. In the sixth-grade category, Torin Johnson received a first- place award ...

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Homeless deaths remembered

By Paul Shockley

They came with candles and white ribbons. Some had stories. Roughly 30 people turned out for a ceremony at Hawthorne Park on a brisk, sunny Sunday to remember homeless people who have died over the past year, and to ponder how to help the ...

Taxpayers jittery about rate changes

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The U.S. Senate is to vote today on a measure that would preserve current income-tax rates, a measure that has split Colorado’s senators even while bringing together President Barack Obama and Republicans. It’s also one that has ...

Judge to rule in lawsuit over Prop. 102 finances

By Staff

A Denver judge is expected to rule by year’s end whether the group behind Proposition 102 on this year’s ballot violated the state’s campaign finance laws. The lawsuit, filed by the left-leaning Colorado Ethics Watch, ...

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