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Occupy group fills Tipton office

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About 20 people generally under the Occupy Grand Junction banner cheered as one of them, a woman who lives in a home that was foreclosed, scolded U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., on Tuesday. Penni Palthe, an unemployed sculptor and artist, ...

Meis: Plan is a threat to economy

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The Bureau of Land Management’s draft plan for managing more than a half-million acres of public land in west-central Colorado would be devastating to Mesa County’s economic future, and the agency should rework and reissue the ...

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GJ in Top 10 retirement spots

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The seventh-sunniest city in the United States is one of the best places to retire as well, according to the American Association of Retired Persons. AARP Magazine released a list in its January issue of 10 Great Sunny Places to Retire. Grand ...

Authorities warn of avalanche risk on Grand Mesa

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The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has announced certain parts of the Grand Mesa are in “considerable” danger of sustaining avalanches. The center released an advisory Monday morning, effective through 10 a.m. today, ...

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King’s legacy endures, student leader says

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The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is a personal one to him, Sylvester J. Thabit said Monday, on what would have been King’s 83rd birthday. “Without him, I would not be standing here and talking to you in this university,” ...

Rich-poor gap a rising U.S. concern

By Charles Ashby

“You got 90 percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own.” — Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 movie “Wall Street.” The disparity between the rich and ...

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No bond for Parachute men in Montana slaying probe

By Dennis Webb

Two Parachute men continued to be held without bond Monday in North Dakota in connection with a woman’s disappearance as authorities kept looking for her body. They released few details Monday in the case of Lester Vann Waters Jr., 47, ...

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Expert climber dies after plunge

By Charles Ashby

Nationally known ice climber Jack Roberts, of Boulder, died of a heart attack Sunday after falling 60 feet on the Bridal Veil Ice Falls east of Telluride. San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters reported early Monday that the 58-year-old man ...


Arvada man will run for CU regents board

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An Arvada man announced his bid Monday for the at-large seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. Dr. Brian Davidson, an anesthesiologist at the University of Colorado Medical Center, plans to challenge At-Large Regent Stephen ...

Senator seeks more time on resource plan

By Dennis Webb

Saying an extra 30 days wasn’t enough, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is asking the Bureau of Land Management to grant even more additional time for public comment on what he called an important draft resource management plan. The agency ...

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