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Constitutionality key focus of Supreme Court’s review

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In a political year marked by early hyperbole, one of the most significant legal battles is being waged beginning today in the U.S. Supreme Court. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who signed on early to the constitutional challenge of ...


Housing agency eyes more aid for families with schoolchildren

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The Grand Junction Housing Authority is applying for funding to continue a program that assists homeless families, but for the second time in a row, fewer people will receive help paying their rent. Launched in 2006, the Next Step Housing ...


This Week in the Legislature, March 26, 2012

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Initially, the Joint Budget Committee planned to have ready its proposed spending plan for next year, but budget negotiations are ongoing and will continue through the week. ■ Today: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear a ...


Health law: Is it a cure or a curse?

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The contours of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 have grown clearer over the two years since it was signed by President Barack Obama. In some regards, the law has played out much as it was portrayed. The law actually ...


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79 degrees breaks record

By Melinda Mawdsley

It was another day for the record books. For the second time in three days, a record high temperature was recorded at the Grand Junction Regional Airport with the mercury topping out at 79 degrees Sunday, according to the National Weather ...


Energy proposal to promote new, traditional sources

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Governor’s Energy Office would focus on more than just renewable energy under a bill lawmakers will consider this week. The measure, HB1315, does more than change the name to the Colorado Office of Energy Development, ...


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The roadless rule debate: assessing impacts and picking sides

By Matthew Berger

The intricacies of the fight over the roadless rules, both the federal rule and Colorado-specific proposal, are notoriously complicated, but some impacts can be discerned, and local groups and industries have had no problem choosing ...


Pugliese swamps District 3 field for Mesa County Commission at convention

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Rose Pugliese, who wore fiery red to the Mesa County Republican Party convention Saturday, burned her two opponents in the race to represent the party in the Mesa County Commission District 3 election. Pugliese captured 58.4 percent of the ...


Funds approved for volunteers to help with wild horse efforts

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management approved nearly $100,000 to support volunteer-based wild horse rangeland improvement programs in western Colorado. That’s about one-third of the nearly $300,000 to be allocated for such projects in three ...


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Fork in the roadless: Will Colorado use federal or state-specific rules?

By Matthew Berger

About 12 miles east of Paonia, Minnesota Creek Road ends at Beaver Reservoir in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest. A mile farther is the edge of the Sunset Roadless Area, one of many battlegrounds throughout western ...


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