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Fence still doesn’t fly at airport

By Amy Hamilton

It’s 8 feet high with three strands of electrified barbed wire on top. Its base extends a few feet into the ground. A fence that winds about two miles up a dirt road from 29 Road and the desert ends abruptly within sight of the ...


Concert scene is heating up

By Amy Hamilton

Lee Butler wasn’t about to take a chance and miss getting Primus tickets. The 35-year-old was the first in line at 4 a.m. Saturday morning at the Mesa Theater box office, which wouldn’t open for six more hours. Butler, who usually ...

Taylor made dreams come true for young athletes

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Gene Taylor and baseball fit together like a shortstop’s hand in his old, trusty mitt. The former Grand Junction High School and University of Colorado player spent two years in the Baltimore Orioles organization and played in the early ...


GJ icon Gene Taylor dies

By Paul Shockley

Jamie Hamilton in the early 1980s was coaching a young man who had baseball dreams, but was playing the game in tennis shoes. Hamilton’s budding young player couldn’t afford cleats. “I really did not have the resources at ...

State challenges panel over uranium mill license

By Dennis Webb

The head of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Friday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has no authority to retroactively impose “corrective action” on its licensing last year of a proposed Montrose ...

Mortgage money to help homeowners

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Part of Colorado’s portion of settlement money from a multistate lawsuit against the nation’s five largest mortgage lenders will go toward helping people avoid foreclosure in the future, state leaders announced ...

Cops called to protest of Planned Parenthood

By Paul Shockley

A mystery man tossing trash on the roof of Glenwood Springs’ Planned Parenthood office was enough to bring out police officers Friday afternoon. Employees at the office, 50923 U.S. Highway 6, called police after they said they watched a ...

Health care fraud results in 4-year prison sentence

By Paul Shockley

A local man who stole at least $3.5 million from a program that helps uranium industry workers was sentenced Friday to serve four years in federal prison. Anthony Paul Breaux of Palisade, former owner of Honor-Bound Healthcare Providers Inc., ...

BLM OKs 159-acre addition to Oxbow coal mining lease

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management approved a coal lease modification Friday that it says will allow continuation of mining adjacent to an existing federal lease at the Elk Creek Mine in Somerset. The action adds about 159 acres to a lease owned ...

Western State to pursue name change bill

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GUNNISON — Western State College of Colorado’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday morning to pursue legislation that would change the Gunnison school’s name to Western State Colorado University on July 1. Western ...

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