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Thieves steal signs calling for marijuana shop ban

By Paul Shockley

With ballots for next month’s municipal election showing up in mailboxes, signs urging support for a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries are reportedly disappearing in Grand Junction. Linda Gregory, 71, went to the Grand Junction ...


Mesa State employee bill stopped in Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A Senate committee killed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed certain Mesa State College workers to opt out of the state’s personnel system. The measure, offered by Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, and Sen. Steve ...


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Homicide suspect found dead

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose Police Department said it found a homicide suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in an apartment complex Wednesday night. Sunshine Peak Apartments manager Lodi Brriley said police confirmed ...


Voters to decide city renewal of Xcel franchise

By Amy Hamilton

One question on the spring ballot that Grand Junction voters might find puzzling asks whether residents should allow the city to renew its energy franchise agreements. According to city charter, voters must decide whether to approve franchise ...


Feds: 2011 BLM drilling permits are on track to increase by 2,200

By Dennis Webb

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the Bureau of Land Management expects to process 7,200 oil and gas drilling permits this year, up from about 5,000 the previous year. Salazar touted the increase during a media teleconference in which BLM ...


2 arrested in theft of firearms

By Paul Shockley

Two employees of a rental-car business face charges in the botched handling of two firearms mistakenly left behind in a car by a customer, according to arrest affidavits. Matthew W. Gragert, 21, of Grand Junction, was arrested Saturday on ...


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Man sought in deaths of Montrose couple

By William Woody

MONTROSE— Authorities searched Tuesday for a man wanted for questioning in the deaths of a Montrose couple. The bodies of Kama Ellouise Sanburg, 49, and Scott Michael Clarke, 34, were found Monday morning in a home at 16378 6030 Road. ...


Uranium mill company to ride out hit from Japan nuclear crisis

By Dennis Webb

The stock price of the company planning a uranium mill in Montrose County is telling the story of events in Japan in recent days. The stock of Toronto-based Energy Fuels Inc. was trading at more than 90 Canadian cents per share a week ago on ...


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CDOT trains firepower on avalanche hot spots

By William Woody

RED MOUNTAIN PASS—Just off U.S. Highway 550, seven miles north of Silverton, close to where blowing snow curls off the oxygen-starved peaks of the San Juan Mountains, sits an instrument of war once used to target enemy combatants. This ...


BLM, state agree to streamline geothermal process

By Staff

Federal and Colorado agencies have reached an agreement to streamline geothermal development. The deal is designed to improve cooperation and communication between the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Department of Natural Resources ...


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