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Experts: Nuclear plant risk is low

By Dennis Webb

Despite the crisis in Japan, Glenwood Springs resident and former nuclear engineer Eric Kuhn says he doesn’t lose sleep over the prospect of a nuclear plant being built in eastern Utah, and he thinks the risk it would pose to places ...

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Raid forces family from home

By William Woody

MONTROSE — For the Dunagan family, last week’s Montrose police raid of the Sunshine Peak Apartments not only ended the three-day manhunt for homicide suspect Ryan Peterson, it forced the family to relocate from their damaged ...

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Carbondale cop takes own life near school

By Dennis Webb

A man who died of an apparent suicide near a Carbondale elementary school Monday night was a police officer for the town. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said Nino Santiago Sr. died of a what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound ...

Bill to punish stoned driving advances

By Charles Ashby

Being too stoned to drive would join the state’s laws against being too drunk to drive under a bill that won preliminary approval Tuesday in the Colorado House. Lawmakers said they thought it was high time to have such a law now that ...

Mesa State name change would cost

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Changing the name of Mesa State College would cost “hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Mesa State President Tim Foster told listeners during a telephone-town-hall conference Tuesday evening. The call rang out to more than 20,000 ...

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County approves Amy’s Courtyard for weddings, other events

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A Palisade-area property owner who had been illegally hosting weddings and other events for years can now legally operate his business after Mesa County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to issue him a conditional-use permit. The board ...

Concealed gun proposal dies in party vote

By Charles Ashby

Gun owners who were hoping to conceal their handguns without having to get a concealed-weapons permit will have to continue to wear them in the open. A bill that would have allowed all legal gun carriers to conceal their weapons was shot down ...

Computers at state office of revenue crash again

By Staff

The Colorado Department of Revenue’s computer system for issuing vehicle license plates and titles is down, again. The aging system went down last month because of a faulty server, but department workers replaced it with a used one to ...

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Ariz. escapee pleads guilty, faces 60 years for shooting

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An escaped Arizona prison convict would face 60 years in prison in Colorado under a plea agreement. Daniel Renwick, 37, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two, first-degree-attempted-murder charges stemming from an Aug. 1 ...

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Western Slope in little danger of huge quake, seismologist says

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The Western Slope runs no risk of being struck by the magnitude of earthquake that devastated Japan earlier this month, but it does receive its fair share of minor seismic activity every year and would be shook by a large temblor along a fault ...

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