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Salazar renews debate over wild lands

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When Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ordered the Bureau of Land Management to begin looking for wild lands in the West, he set up a new chapter in an old confrontation. Conservation and environmental organizations in Colorado saw an ...

GJ dad, son seriously hurt in I-70 crash

By Staff

A Grand Junction man and his son were seriously injured in a two-car accident early Thursday morning on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. Colorado State Patrol officials said the man, Omar Palma, 33, and his 6-year-old son were among 10 ...

Xcel seeks rate increase for natural gas

By Staff

Xcel Energy is proposing a rate increase in which natural gas customers can expect to pay 12 to 14 percent more during the second quarter of 2011 compared with the same three months last year. If the Colorado Public Utilities Commissions ...

Olathe corn festival sweetens the lineup by adding extra day

By William Woody

OLATHE — Visitors to the 2011 Olathe Sweet Corn Festival will have extra incentive to show up this year — a second day. The 20th anniversary festival will be a two-day event, featuring a second concert in a drive to increase ...

Police: Woman pulls gun on drunken intruder

By Paul Shockley

A Pear Park woman said she confronted a drunken burglar at gunpoint after the suspect broke into her home while she was showering, according to an arrest affidavit. Tyler Patrick Sims, 18, appeared intoxicated to Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

Cops: Gun, drugs found at GJ home

By Paul Shockley

Five people face a variety of charges after police discovered a marijuana growing operation, other drugs and a shotgun at a Grand Junction home, according to an arrest affidavit. Colt Davidson, 20, was booked at the Mesa County Jail on ...

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Minister of new church has no trouble finding miracles

By Rachel Sauer

Kathy Richardson sees miracles in the pews and the paint, in the curtains and carpet, and in the tables and speakers and the sign out front. They’re not big miracles, maybe, but small, sparkling shards that blend together into a mosaic ...

Panel resurrects sales tax exemption on ag products

By Charles Ashby

A measure to reverse a controversial sales tax exemption on agricultural products that was suspended last year is on its way to the full Colorado House. On a party-line vote Friday, the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee ...

3 suspected of stealing copper wire

By Paul Shockley

Three people accused of burglarizing a Grand Junction business and stripping more than $30,000 in copper wire are being investigated for possible involvement in similar incidents over recent months, Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman ...

GarCo sheriff refunds unused $2.89 million

By Staff

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario again has come millions of dollars under budget and returned the excess money to the county general fund. The Sheriff’s Department is returning $2.89 million after spending less than $16 million of ...

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