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Retreat of billionaire Koch brothers keeps political foes restive

By Charles Ashby

The billionaire oil magnate brothers Charles and David Koch convened one of their so-called secret meetings in the Beaver Creek area this weekend, and progressives from around the state were in the area protesting it. Problem is, they ...


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Teen’s valiant struggle inspires family to help others in same situation

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Some day, perhaps today, a physician will cut a hole into a young patient’s skull, insert a catheter and feed in a toxic brew aimed at killing a nasty fungal infection of the brain, all without killing the patient. The reason a ...


County hopes to eliminate paper trail, delays

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Mesa County is expected to roll out a new electronic-records system this fall that should make it cheaper and easier for builders and residents to obtain development applications and permits. Officials in the county Planning and Economic ...


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Remote-control racing big in Rifle

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — It was just a year ago when Frank Shaw got into the hobby of remote-control cars. “I bought one, and I didn’t have a place to run it,” he said. The cars are not allowed on city streets in Rifle. So Shaw, a ...


Colorado wary of limits on states’ ability to control Medicaid costs

By Charles Ashby

Colorado is joining a number of states that are expressing concerns over proposed new federal rules that could limit states’ ability to lower Medicaid reimbursement rates because of budgetary problems. Last May, the federal Centers for ...


Some tax exemptions restored as some laws take effect

By Charles Ashby

Thirty-four new laws go into effect Friday, and at least two of them reverse laws many people didn’t like. Those laws restore two sales tax exemptions that were suspended by the Legislature last year to help balance last year’s ...


Montrose low-income residents get home-repair help

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Habitat for Humanity in Montrose recently started a program to help low-income residents make home repairs. Habitat volunteers are working with Thrivent Builds members and local Lutheran church volunteers to replace windows ...


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Police: Dad under suspicion wasn’t suspect in ’04 abuse

By Paul Shockley

In slightly less than seven years, a Grand Junction man’s name has been raised in three child-abuse investigations involving young children. In the oldest case, Dartanin Mitchell, 33, was not eyed for involvement after an investigation, ...


New law lets counties avoid penalty resulting from mineral-lease funds

By Dennis Webb

A new Colorado law should help local counties keep from being penalized in dollars received from one federal program because of how much they get from another. The measure lets counties establish special districts, separate from the counties ...


Left-out nuclear workers can get aid

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People who maintained grounds, did construction work, rode fire trucks or shuffled paper in what now is known as the Grand Junction Office of the U.S. Department of Energy have been declared eligible for medical coverage of radiation-related ...


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