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Rule change would allow vote efficiency

By Charles Ashby

Onerous state regulations about how electronic voting machines are used could be softened under proposed new rules to be considered by the Secretary of State’s Office, Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said Thursday. The rules, put in ...

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Birthday girl bets on trio of elevens

By Amy Hamilton

Today marks a once-in-a-lifetime event for Mariah Martinez of Clifton. The fifth-grader at Rocky Mountain Elementary School turns 11. That’s especially cool considering today’s date, 11/11/11. “She asked for 11 lottery ...

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Workforce Center site not working so well anymore

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Hilltop Community Resources is looking to sell the land and buildings that house the Mesa County Workforce Center and a variety of the nonprofit group’s children’s programs, a move that would open up for development what will ...

Salazar IDs Westwater, other lands for protection

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is highlighting Westwater Canyon and six other sites in Utah and Colorado as especially warranting immediate consideration for protection as wilderness or national conservation areas. Salazar issued a ...

Bankruptcy warning hits Delta Petroleum shares

By Dennis Webb

Delta Petroleum shares traded at sharply lower prices Thursday after it warned a day earlier it may have to file for bankruptcy. Its stock closed at 71 cents a share Thursday, down from $2.05 at the close of trading on the NASDAQ market ...

Montrose pair ticketed for abandoning 15 cats

By William Woody

The Montrose Police Department ticketed a Montrose couple for abandoning 15 cats, some in poor health, in a trailer home after the couple moved out. At 12:08 p.m. Tuesday, management of Ikies Trailer Park, 1308 E. Main St., contacted officers ...

Gifts at fair sure to please, organizers say

By Amy Hamilton

Does that person who has everything really need anything else this holiday season? Instead of spending money on something that will probably be re-gifted, do something thoughtful for those who are less fortunate. Giving gifts in ...

Man sentenced to life without parole in Rangely hatchet murder of father

By Dennis Webb

A 31-year-old Rangely man has been sentenced to life without parole for the 2009 hatchet murder of his father. Jerry D. Snider Jr. also received a 48-year sentence for a related aggravated-robbery conviction. The sentences were the maximum ...

Feds OK lease for West Elk Coal Mine

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A U.S. Forest Service decision pushed ahead plans for expansion of a North Fork-area coal mine, but it leaves a significant concern still to be addressed. The Forest Service consented to the leasing of 1,722 acres for the West Elk Coal Mine ...

Colorado high court hears commission’s defense of proposed legislative boundaries

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado Reapportionment Commission attorneys tried Wednesday to defend the 11-member panel’s decision to split so many counties in new House and Senate district maps it submitted to the Colorado Supreme Court last ...

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