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New Grand Junction postmaster a native of Colo., has ties to valley

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Michael Fittje, who has been the Grand Junction postmaster since Feb. 25, will be officially installed in the job this week. Fittje arrived in Grand Junction in December as officer in charge and was appointed the postmaster shortly ...

State investigates man’s meteorite claims

By Amy Hamilton

Colorado’s Office of the Attorney General is attempting to force a Montrose man to turn over documents related to an investigation that he sold and donated fake meteorites. To date, Steven Curry of Uncompahgre Meteorites and The Osirius ...


Triple dip of scorching days

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If Monday’s all-time record high for April wasn’t enough to send you scurrying onto the roof to service your swamp cooler or air conditioner — or calling someone else to do it — perhaps Tuesday’s was. For the ...

Motorcyclist victim ID’d as Glenwood man, 79

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A motorcyclist who died in an accident on Colorado Highway 141 on Sunday was a 79-year-old man from Glenwood Springs, the Colorado State Patrol said Monday. Lyle J. Troth Jr. was killed about 2:50 p.m. near mile marker 124, about 13 miles ...

GJ low-income rentals among most affordable

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Grand Junction offers some of the most affordable rental housing of all the metropolitan areas in Colorado for low-income families, according to a report issued Monday by the state Division of Housing. The ranking serves as a sliver of good ...

2 die in I-70 rollover after pursuit by police

By Dennis Webb

Two people were killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 70 near Silt on Monday minutes after having eluded law enforcement. Trooper Nate Reid of the Colorado State Patrol said a pursuit apparently involving the Garfield County ...


Glenwood grad’s ‘Jeopardy!’ stint fun while it lasted

By Dennis Webb

Glenwood Springs High School graduate Dan Adkison has proven himself to be one smart person over the last week. But there was one question he couldn’t answer — not because he didn’t know the answer, but because he was sworn ...

Tax break bill for inherited farmland advances

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House gave preliminary approval to a bill Monday that would offer a state tax break on inherited agricultural land. The measure, House Bill 1042, is designed to cut in half the federal inheritance tax, which ...

Court allows suit by backers of coal-fired power plants

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A court will hear the merits to a challenge to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission’s plan to convert coal-fired natural gas plants to natural gas. The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Associated Governments of Northwest ...

Public trustee measure altered in compromise, would add oversight

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state’s governor-appointed public trustees would remain, but they would have more local and state oversight over how they conduct business under a bill approved in a House committee Monday. Instead of turning public ...

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