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Bill tightens rules on medical pot dispensaries still allowed

By Staff

DENVER — Although Mesa County and Grand Junction have banned dispensaries, a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday would still affect the medical marijuana industry in the Grand Valley. Under that measure, ...


Rifle officer cleared in shooting

By Dennis Webb

An investigation has cleared a Rifle police officer of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting of Phillip Amonette last fall. The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office has concluded that no criminal charges “can be filed or ...


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Get it again for 2 bucks: Eatery rolls back prices

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

In 1986, customers dressed in denim miniskirts and rainbow leggings could get a burger and fries at Boots and Andy’s for $2. Lois McGary was the manager of the new restaurant, known for serving the best biscuits with homemade country ...


Bill allowing stores to sell full-strength beer goes flat

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — With only a handful of lawmakers in support of it, a bill that would have allowed grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer fizzled in the Colorado House on Monday. After nearly three hours of debate on the ...


Congressional report may overstate use of diesel fuel in well fracturing, official says

By Dennis Webb

Results so far in an investigation into the use of diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing in Colorado oil and gas wells indicate it may have been employed less than indicated in a recent congressional report. David Neslin, director of the ...


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Valley transit operators may boost bus fares

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Grand Valley Transit operators are considering hiking bus fares for the first time in seven years, saying the additional revenue is needed to keep up with inflation and avoid cuts in service. The Grand Valley Regional Transportation ...


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Grieving parents forgive drunken driver

By Paul Shockley

In the end, Tim King prayed for his daughter’s killer. Not for his death. It wasn’t a desperate cry for revenge. What King calls the “acid” eating away in the lives of some victims of crime had been drained long ago ...


Players flock to reopening of Elliott Tennis Center

By Melinda Mawdsley

The Grand Junction tennis community formally has welcomed its newest addition. Tennis fans Sunday celebrated the grand opening of the redesigned Elliott Tennis Center at Mesa State College, where hundreds of players of all ages enjoyed ...


Federal funding for school safety programs ending

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Federal money used to support antiviolence and antidrug programs in schools will run out this year in School District 51. The district had $40,000 in federal money left to spend on bullying-prevention programs, school-safety training for ...


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Montrose residents abuzz about taking the bus

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Jack Ward calls it cheap and reliable. Anna Staley said it has been needed for years. And Larry Hardwick uses it every day. When Montrose launched its public-transportation system in August, it found regular bus riders in ...


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