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Warrants issued in Delta County animal cruelty case

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The Delta County couple who pleaded guilty last month to a single count each of animal cruelty failed to appear in court Wednesday, when they were to be arraigned on 11 more counts each. Had Charles Kuene, 49, and Patricia Kuene, 54, appeared ...

Horse neglect on rise

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More horses are being misused or neglected by their owners, possibly for reasons related to the economy, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Agriculture said. Federal officials, meanwhile, noted seeing incidents in recent years in ...

Dry March saps state snowpack

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Colorado snowpack totals plummeted in March, a month that usually accounts for about one-fifth of seasonal snow accumulations, the Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday. The state’s peak snowpack level occurs April 12 on ...

Schools shift bothers Fruita council

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The Fruita City Council is dismayed by School District 51’s plan to shuffle hundreds of students in Fruita to different elementary schools next year, contending Fruita schoolchildren and their families are bearing too much of the burden ...

Bill allowing video lottery gets initial OK

By Charles Ashby

After the bill languished for nearly a month, Rep. Don Coram finally got the votes he needed to get his video lottery terminal bill out of committee Wednesday. But to do so, the Montrose Republican had to make changes to his measure, ...

Lincoln Park Tower available for party rental

By Amy Hamilton

The Lincoln Park Tower’s third-floor hospitality suite soon will be available as a party rental space, Grand Junction City Council members said during their meeting Wednesday night. Rental prices were set Wednesday night for the space, ...


Business survival tips: The North Face founder speaks at CMU event

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Kenneth “Hap” Klopp sees similarities between the social and economic upheaval of the late 1960s and the financial and political turmoil of today. When Klopp helped found The North Face in the San Francisco Bay area in 1966, the ...

Juvenile-crime bill advances in Senate

By Charles Ashby

A bill that would limit when district attorneys can charge juveniles as adults won preliminary approval Wednesday in the Colorado Senate. While opponents of House Bill 1271 say it makes no sense to take that flexibility away from prosecutors, ...

County seeks sale of seized livestock

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County will seek the legal forfeiture of some of the 61 head of cattle it seized from a property near Loma on Tuesday during an animal-cruelty investigation, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. The county aims to sell ...

Palisade OKs sale of town’s property

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Palisade voters Tuesday night gave town leaders permission to sell the town hall property, the first step toward moving town offices into the old Palisade High School, which is being renovated into a Civic Center. By a count of 342 to 106, ...

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