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No community consensus on monument status

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Grand Valley residents are knotted in disagreement about whether to seek national park status for Colorado National Monument, a study committee concluded. Committee members next month will tell U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and U.S. Sen. ...

Club 20 sets lineup for leadership conference

By Staff

A GE Healthcare executive, a former head of the Colorado Democratic Party and a former justice of the Colorado Supreme Court headline a list of speakers for Club 20’s leadership conference in May. Retired Rear Adm. Arnold Lotring, who ...

Sentencing of couple for animal cruelty delayed

By Amy Hamilton

A Delta County couple who pleaded guilty in an animal-cruelty case had their sentencing delayed nearly three months so they can come up with enough money to retain an attorney. Patricia and Charles Keune each entered a guilty plea on a ...


CMU students put innovation on display at annual showcase

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More than 340 students showed off research papers, projects and posters featuring topics they delved into this semester at the third annual Student Showcase at Colorado Mesa University on Wednesday. CMU and Western Colorado Community College ...

Irrigators put call on Colorado River

By Matthew Berger

The first call was placed on the Colorado River on Monday, from the Grand Valley Irrigation Co., which feared flow levels in the river would stay exceptionally low. Flows went back up shortly thereafter, and the call was back off, but water ...

Civil unions bill gets early OK in Senate; fate in House murky

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gays and lesbians were one step closer to being able to form civil unions under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Wednesday. The measure, introduced by one of four openly gay lawmakers in the ...

Energy company set to start producing

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The acquisition of Denison Mines’ properties on the Colorado Plateau, including a working uranium mill, will make Energy Fuels Inc. a producing company for the first time. The deal also provides a backstop for Energy Fuels should it be ...


Palisade trustees youngest to serve in decades

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When Roger Granat was elected for the first time to the Palisade Town Board at the age of 42, Amanda Rich was starting kindergarten in Florida. Cody Butters was playing in the ditch at her father’s Palisade home and letting her ...

Brief chase preceded crash that killed two

By Dennis Webb

A car that crashed Monday, resulting in two deaths, had minutes earlier sped through a construction zone, triggering a pursuit that a deputy called off miles before the accident occurred, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department ...

Vote delayed on vehicle late fees

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill that would reduce vehicle late fees to $25 got a reprieve from possible death in a Senate committee Tuesday when the chairwoman of the panel delayed voting on it. After several people testified on the bill, most in ...

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