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Norton opposes wilderness plans

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U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton said she opposes legislation that would establish more than 40 new wilderness areas in western Colorado, contending they were dictated from Denver and Washington D.C. The wilderness areas proposed by Reps. ...

Fire destroys home near New Castle

By Staff

A fire destroyed a home near New Castle on Thursday afternoon, but firefighters managed to contain a resultant wildfire that threatened nearby homes. The exact cause of the fire at 982 County Road 245 remains under investigation, according to ...

New school opening in Plateau Valley

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Molina Baptist Church Pastor Kyle VanArsdol worried about the responsibility of home-schooling. Then his wife’s relatives in Texas told him about a school there that combines home-schooling and private Christian ...

Senator: Reining in earmarks would boost image of Congress

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A measure that would require audits of congressional earmarks and ban those that benefit private companies would improve the image of Congress, according to Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Bennet’s Clean Up Earmarks Act of 2010 would offer ...

Basalt dodges floods despite full reservoir

By Staff

Authorities voiced relief after the Basalt area escaped serious flooding Thursday despite the fact an upstream reservoir had reached capacity. Although Ruedi Reservoir filled, it failed to do more than splash a bit over the spillway, rather ...

Garfield RE-2 names new superintendent

By Staff

Susan Birdsey has been named superintendent of Garfield School District RE-2. Birdsey has been the district’s assistant superintendent since 2008 and has been with the district since 2005. Birdsey was the only finalist for the ...

Wildlife, pets both benefit from bills signed into law Wednesday

By Charles Ashby

Wildlife will be safer on some state highways, and pets soon will benefit from some license plates under two bills Gov. Bill Ritter signed into law Wednesday. The first measure requires the Colorado Department of Transportation to identify up ...


Ex-Grand Junction cops appeal firings

By Paul Shockley

Formal appeals have been filed by the three former Grand Junction police officers who were fired last week for damaging a local transient camp, according to the city. Justin Roberts, 31, Phillip Van Why, 35, and Joseph Mulcahy, 28, filed ...

New Wyoming rules increase fracking disclosure

By Dennis Webb

Newly approved Wyoming rules are expected to provide for more public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells than the groundbreaking Colorado requirements that took effect last year. Wyoming’s Oil and ...

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Buck says he polls better against Dems

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Each of the two Republicans running for the U.S. Senate leads the two Democrats in the race, according to one poll, and the Republicans are scuffling over who fared better. Prosecutor Ken Buck and former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton both led ...

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