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Western Slope, Denver near agreement on water deal

By Dennis Webb

A pending deal five years in the making and involving nearly 30 parties seeks to ensure Denver Water’s ability to divert additional Colorado River water while helping resolve Western Slope concerns. The agreement is expected to require ...


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Dollars for child-care assistance drying up

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Low-income families long have been able to rely on a federal program that provided them cash to help pay for child care, enabling parents to hold down a job, seek work or go back to school. But a steady decline in program funding, coupled ...


Dems to describe their own vision for redistricting of state

By Charles Ashby

Senate Democrats plan to introduce their own congressional district map next week, saying a bipartisan panel looking at doing that has fulfilled its obligations. Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder and co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on ...


Search for gas yields oil instead

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Oil is trickling into a southeast Mesa County well that was drilled to explore the potential of the region below Grand Mesa for natural gas. The well, drilled east of Whitewater by Fram Operating LLC, hit oil in June and has produced about ...


Sheriff upholds deputy’s dismissal

By Paul Shockley

The dismissal of a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy, who had been under investigation for code-enforcement violations at his home, has been upheld by Sheriff Stan Hilkey. Hilkey denied an appeal for reinstatement by former deputy ...


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Officer tells of being fired at by escapee

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Rifle police officer said Friday that he was scared for himself, his fellow officers and his community when an escaped Arizona inmate fired numerous bullets that struck his police vehicle. But William Van Teylingen ...


Powderhorn employees on furlough; practice is common in ski industry

By Staff

All employees at the Powderhorn Ski Resort have gone on unpaid furlough until May 16. Resort spokeswoman Sarah Allen said Friday that the furloughs are a repeat of what the resort did last year. “This is the second year in a row that ...


Serra’s attorney investigated for ethics violations

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The attorney representing former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra could face disciplinary action for eight alleged violations of professional misconduct. The Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney ...


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Wife of sex assault suspect cites dementia, wants him locked up

By Paul Shockley

The wife of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl asked a judge Thursday to keep her husband locked up at the Mesa County Jail, citing fears about his dementia and public safety were he to be freed. “I know he ...


GJ man’s death after brawl ruled a homicide

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction Police Department detective said a man’s severe brain injuries were suspicious after a fight outside a Grand Junction home around midnight last Friday, according to a search warrant affidavit. James N. Rossett, 31, died ...


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