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Udall, Bennet pushing reforms in U.S. Senate

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U.S. senators no longer can anonymously stymie presidential appointments under a package of reforms sought by Colorado’s two senators. The elimination of anonymous holds is among several changes to Senate rules contained in an agreement ...

Bill would bar withdrawals of state benefits at strip-club ATMs

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Coloradans who receive state benefits won’t be able to access them at strip clubs under a bill approved in a House committee Thursday. Currently, residents who receive benefits get them through state-issued debit cards, ...

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Homebrew Connection a one-stop shop for brewers

By William Woody

MONTROSE — For Montrose residents Lenord and Rebecca Dorr, the idea was simple: Turn as many area kitchens into home breweries as possible and educate the public to the satisfying benefits of making beer and wine at home. Since opening ...

Guv assures Club 20 on jobs, water

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Western Slope business, civic and government leaders met with state lawmakers Thursday in their annual sojourn to the state Capitol. Gov. John Hickenlooper, House Speaker Frank McNulty and other high-ranking state officials all ...

Growing Caprock will build on new site

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Caprock Academy will break ground today on a new, more permanent site about a half-mile north of its current location. Since opening in 2007 with about 200 students, the charter school has more than doubled enrollment, added three grade ...

Enrollment going up in nontraditional schools

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It took one informational meeting to convince Leah and Larry LaMette to send their daughter to Caprock Academy. The couple had just moved to the Grand Valley from Houston when they learned about the new charter school in January 2007. Leah ...

Mesa State, Delta school district win statewide awards

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Mesa State College and Delta County School District 50J are two of 11 recipients of this year’s Commissioner’s Choice Awards. The awards, granted each February by the Colorado Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit education-support ...

Glade Park told postal box trailer still on the way

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As many as 2,000 of the nation’s 32,000 post offices will be closed as the Postal Service considers how to stanch the financial bleeding that resulted in $8.5 billion in losses last year. Glade Park, however, remains in line to receive ...

Teacher investigated for dispute with student

By Paul Shockley

A School District 51 teacher is the focus of a police investigation in the wake of allegations that a student was shoved and knocked to the ground in front of classmates. The fifth-grade instructor at Chipeta Elementary School was placed on ...

Oscar nomination further fuels debate over ‘Gasland’ natural gas indictment

By Dennis Webb

An Oscar nomination this week is further galvanizing support for and criticism of a film that questions the safety of natural gas development. “Gasland,” directed by Josh Fox, was nominated in the best documentary feature ...

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