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GOP bills to bolster gun rights get initial OK

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It unofficially was gun day Thursday at the Capitol as lawmakers approved bills dealing with guns in businesses, concealed handguns, and protections against taking guns away from people during a state-declared emergency. The ...

Four-day District 51 school week gets support

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A four-day school week scored high, cutting sports and busing scored low, and school closures got mixed reviews Thursday night at the first of three District 51-hosted community budget forums this month. About 60 people attended ...

Grouse plans could limit drilling

By Dennis Webb

Oil and gas developers fear newly proposed conservation measures for the greater sage grouse could hinder future drilling in northwest Colorado significantly. David Ludlam, executive director of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas ...

Landowner offers winning bid on Gunnison geothermal leases

By Dennis Webb

A ranch owner who reportedly was concerned about possible impacts to his property from two large geothermal leases in southeastern Gunnison County was the winning bidder for those leases Thursday.  The Double Heart Ranch, owned by Texan ...

Club 20 chairman hopes state panel listens to concerns

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When Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration approached him about serving on the governor’s TBD — “To Be Determined” —  effort to find common ground statewide on a variety of issues, Jeff Comstock had ...

Services for Axe set for Saturday

By Staff

A service will take place Saturday for a Grand Junction man who was killed in a car crash in Utah recently. A memorial gathering for 28-year-old Brian Axe will take place at 4 p.m. at the Grand Junction Elks Lodge, 249 S. Fourth St. Axe and ...

Antero plans 50 wells in Silt area this year

By Dennis Webb

SILT — Antero Resources plans to drill about 50 wells using one drilling rig in the Silt area this year, and all of it will be south of the Colorado River. Kevin Kilstrom, Antero vice president of production, told a standing-room-only ...

Deal reached with railroad over oil spills

By Matthew Berger

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it reached a settlement with Union Pacific Railroad stemming from past oil and coal spills as well as alleged violations of regulations meant to mitigate impacts from future spills at ...


Man suspected of injuring Fruita infant

By Paul Shockley

A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion he injured an infant boy who suffered brain damage that doctors believe may take years to fully assess. Ricky L. Rogers, 24, 609 29 1/2 Road, was ordered by County Court Judge Bruce Raaum held on ...

Real estate watchers see slight progress

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It may be a new year but the story remains the same as it was in 2011 for Mesa County’s real estate market: more homes selling for less. In January, 158 homes were sold in the county, according to a Bray Real Estate report. ...

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