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Board votes to appeal Lobato decision

By Charles Ashby

The State Board of Education voted Tuesday to appeal a Denver District Court judge’s ruling earlier this month that the Colorado Legislature isn’t properly funding the state’s public education system. The board voted to join ...

EnergySolutions protests to feds loss of uranium cleanup project

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EnergySolutions Federal Services, the Salt Lake City-based company that began work on moving 16 million tons of uranium mill tailings away from the Colorado River in Utah in 2007, will hang onto the job a bit longer. EnergySolutions filed a ...

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Airport users fume about security, TSA

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The battle over the new fence around part of Grand Junction Regional Airport has separated airport officials from the general-aviation tenants, one Mesa County commissioner concluded Tuesday. “It’s to the point that Jesus Christ ...

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Family shoots for TV role in show about Second Amendment

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE—Eleven-year-old Miriam Wilks has no doubts about what she wants to do when she grows up. “I want to take over my dad’s store and hopefully do everything he does now,” she said. That Miriam’s dad, Edward ...

Barrett liaison tapped to lead Oil and Gas Association

By Staff

Doug Dennison, local environmental/government affairs liaison for Bill Barrett Corp., has been elected to serve as president of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association for the next two years. Dennison is a geologist and Western Slope ...

Lochmiller sentencing in March in GJ

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Philip Rand Lochmiller, the owner of failed Valley Investments, is to be sentenced in March in Grand Junction. U.S. District Judge Philip A. Brimmer set Lochmiller’s sentencing for March 9 at the Mesa County Justice Center, 125 N. ...

Agency files motion to stop pipeline

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A proposed diversion of water from Flaming Gorge reservoir in Wyoming to the populous Colorado Front Range should be rejected as speculative, the Colorado River Water Conservation District said. The Glenwood Springs-based agency filed papers ...

Former agent critical of moon rock handling

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Colorado’s moon rocks might be safe and sound in museums, but the fate of much of the rock and dust hauled from the moon to the Earth four decades ago is largely unknown. For Joseph Gutheinz, a former special agent for the NASA Office ...

Report points out directions for successful change in state’s mental health system

By Staff

The Status of Behavioral Health Care in Colorado, a report released Dec.  8, provides an important update to the changes and challenges facing Colorado’s mental health system. The report analyzes the positive growth achieved since ...


Video visits only at jail

By Paul Shockley

It was a noisy Thursday afternoon at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. A smattering of adult voices and crying children filled the jail side of the front lobby. The commotion: Half-a-dozen people on telephones were talking to jailed ...

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