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Getting It Right, Nov. 3, 2010

By Staff

A story on pages 1A and 5A Tuesday, “Military training site set for $39 million upgrade,” should have said construction of four hangar bays at the Colorado Army National Guard’s High-Altitude Army Aviation Training Site in ...

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King wins Senate District 7 seat

By Charles Ashby

In a district that heavily weighs Republican, it came as little surprise early Tuesday evening that Rep. Steve King easily won the Senate District 7 seat. The Grand Junction Republican picked up 66 percent of the vote against his Democratic ...

Republicans dominate Delta vote, hand defeats to Dems, Libertarian

By William Woody

DELTA — Though all the votes still were being tabulated late Tuesday, Republican Don Coram seemed to be headed to an easy win in House District 58. Coram was leading Democrat James Perrin with about 69 percent of the vote to 31 ...

De Beque school vote too close to call

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The fate of a mill levy increase designed to guard De Beque School District 49-JT from further cuts budget was too close to call Tuesday night. Initial counts at 7 p.m. showed a 50 percent opposition to the measure, with nearly 46 percent of ...

Bennet, Buck locked in dead heat for Senate

By Staff

The full-tilt battle for the U.S. Senate between incumbent Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck remained too close to call as it continued into the wee hours this morning. Bennet and Buck were in a near tie as ...

Man gets 6 years for pot trafficking

By Paul Shockley

A California man who was arrested earlier this year after police sniffed out a perfume-scented suitcase with 34 pounds of marijuana on a Greyhound bus was sentenced Tuesday to serve six years in prison. Ezell Pounds, 40, of Los Angeles, ...

Ritter acknowledges ‘tough times ahead’ in releasing budget

By Charles Ashby

While everyone else in the state was focused on the elections, Gov. Bill Ritter presented his final proposed budget as governor Tuesday, addressing a projected $714.6 million revenue shortfall for the next fiscal year. Like Ritter’s ...

New pipeline will take gas to markets out of state

By Dennis Webb

Following a sign-off by the federal government, Williams Partners L.P. has begun operating a new pipeline that will help locally produced natural gas reach interstate markets. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Williams ...

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County pot shops up in smoke

By Amy Hamilton

Most Mesa County voters don’t want marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county, according to unofficial votes tallied Tuesday. That thinking spread like weeds for voters in surrounding areas, with Montrose County, ...

Personhood measure, health care issue fail

By Staff

Noteworthy ballot failures of election night included: Amendment 62, the so-called “personhood” amendment, would have defined the time when a human starts having constitutional rights as the time when they begin biological ...

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