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Interstate 70, river pinch bike trail route

By Amy Hamilton

Trying to have a conversation on a thin section of right of way off Interstate 70 by the Colorado River is nearly impossible with semitrailers and sedans whizzing by at 75 mph. It’s here, about a quarter-mile east of the 20 Road ...

Costly penalties proposed for cities that don’t crack down on illegals with felonies

By Charles Ashby

Communities that refuse to use a federal program to nab illegal immigrants convicted of felonies would lose money due them by the state under a bill approved Monday on a voice vote in the Colorado House. The measure is designed to force ...

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Gusts reach 62 mph in Grand Junction, stir up dust, allergies

By Staff

The wind that stirred symptoms for allergy sufferers Monday is leaving today on the tail of a cold front. Wind speeds aren’t likely to get above 25 mph today, but the National Weather Service recorded winds whipping through the Grand ...

Parks chief says no to monument bicycle race

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National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis denied a revised request Monday to stage part of the Quiznos Pro Challenge Bike Race on Colorado National Monument next year. Jarvis said in a press release he believes closing the park for ...

County services please residents, despite economy

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The recession hasn’t dampened Mesa County residents’ satisfaction with their quality of life and the services provided by county government, according to a survey released Monday. Despite double-digit unemployment rates, ...

Antero questions recommendations in drilling study of Battlement Mesa

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners granted a 30-day public comment period extension after hearing concerns Monday from Antero Resources about the revised draft of a study into the possible health impacts of its plans to drill up to 200 natural gas ...

Libyan action draws mixed reviews from Obama’s friends, foes

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President Barack Obama’s decision to loose cruise missiles aimed at Moammar Gadhafi’s headquarters in Libya won support — and a demand for a quick explanation — from Colorado lawmakers on Monday. The attacks, which ...

State health exchange proposed

By Charles Ashby

Though it’s part of the controversial health insurance reform measure approved by Congress last year that Republicans vowed to kill, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a measure into the Colorado Legislature on Monday to create a ...

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Competency hearing ordered for suspect in murder attempt

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A man who was arrested at age 68 and remained in Mesa County Jail through his 70th birthday now faces an additional, undetermined time before he can be tried. William Rydell, 70, however, will get a small change in scenery. He is to undergo a ...

Lack of support torpedoes income tax measure

By Charles Ashby

The Denver-based group that wanted to change the way income taxes are paid in Colorado to generate another $1 billion in tax revenue withdrew a proposed ballot measure Monday to do that. The Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute had hoped to put a ...

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