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Judge refuses guilty pleas in teen’s death

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County judge on Thursday declined to accept guilty pleas from a Clifton teenager charged in the shooting death of his friend. Kenneth Cates, 16, had sought to plead guilty to a felony count of tampering with evidence, as well as ...


Antero puts off plan to increase gas-well densities

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners’ pleas to an energy company and residents to talk through conflicts regarding drilling near Silt appear to be bearing fruit. Antero Resources this week agreed to postpone requests for increased ...


Lame laws targeted

By Charles Ashby

In Colorado, married women may own property, telephone callers must give up a party line in an emergency, and hospitals are exempt from liability caused by the Year 2000 millennium bug. Those are only a few of the outdated or archaic laws ...


Grand Junction ranks near top in job loss

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Grand Junction experienced one of the nation’s highest year-over-year percentage drops in employment in November. Grand Junction had 1,200 fewer nonfarm payroll employees in November 2010 than it had in November 2009, according to ...


New trustees stay neutral on hospital, Montrose County flap

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Three new members of the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees said they have no immediate position on the dispute between the trustees board and the county commissioners who appointed them. Dianna Reams, Dr. Steven Sawyer and Nancy ...


Sprinklers spray inside of building at Mesa State

By Staff

Mesa State College officials were forced to scramble again Thursday to deal with water inadvertently spraying the inside of the new College Center, although this incident didn’t cause any damage. A fire sprinkler system activated ...


Grand Junction presidential candidate hitting campaign trail

By Staff

Grand Junction native John Davis will set out Saturday on his first trip to another state as he bids for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Davis, the owner of Blue Star Industries, will leave in a motor home after a 2 p.m. ...


Colorado senators want to change number of votes to break filibusters

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Colorado’s U.S. senators are taking on the filibuster as the Senate considers rules changes. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., last September called for reducing the number of 60 votes needed to end a filibuster to three-fifths of senators ...


George sole finalist for college presidency

By Dennis Webb

A Rifle resident is looking to further broaden his wide range of public service by becoming a college president. Russell George has been selected the finalist being considered for the presidency of Colorado Northwestern Community College, ...


Storms to south help pile snowpack to 14-year high

By Dennis Webb

The Jan. 1 snowpack in Colorado was at 136 percent of average, its highest level for that date in more than a decade, a U.S. Department of Agriculture agency said Wednesday. The statewide snowpack also was at 159 percent of the Jan. 1, 2010, ...


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