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Candidates vie for 3 council seats

By Amy Hamilton

Former Grand Junction mayor Jim Doody declined to seek re-election to the Grand Junction City Council in 2009, but almost two years later he wants a second term. Doody, who was elected to a four-year term on the council in 2005, is the latest ...

Immigration bill akin to Arizona’s in Colorado Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — An Arizona-style, illegal-immigration bill was introduced into the Colorado Senate on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a second measure aimed at enforcing the laws the state already has on illegal immigration is expected to be introduced ...

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Bennet goes to class, ponders future of No Child Left Behind

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Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., curled up with first-graders, joked with fifth-grade girls about how boys are “ewww,” and tugged aside principals and teachers Wednesday at two Grand Valley elementary schools to talk about the nuts ...

Measure would add judge to judicial district

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — An additional judge would be assigned to the 7th Judicial District to help deal with a dramatic increase in court cases under a bill approved in a Senate committee Wednesday. A 2007 law that added 43 new judgeships to 15 of the ...

Police investigating fatal Wednesday morning crash on D 1/2 Road

By Paul Shockley

An autopsy was performed Wednesday on a man who died in an early-morning rollover accident on D 1/2 Road, authorities said. The man, whose identity wasn’t released, was an occupant of a Ford Taurus that rolled several times on D 1/2 ...

Board considering further delays over Antero well spacing

By Dennis Webb

A further delay is in the works over Antero Resources’ proposals for increased natural-gas-well densities near Silt. The Garfield County Commission scheduled a special meeting Monday to decide whether it approves of the Colorado Oil and ...

Governor tabs Aspenite for economic post

By Dennis Webb

Developer, property manager and Aspen City Council member Dwayne Romero will serve as Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive director of Economic Development and International Trade. Hickenlooper announced the appointment Wednesday. Romero ...

Tipton gets input, votes for health law repeal

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., voted Wednesday to repeal the year-old health care law, hours after he spoke by telephone with constituents during a town hall meeting. Tipton, who ran in 2010 as an opponent of the health care law that was ...

State resorts see 10 percent bump in skiers

By Dave Buchanan

There’s nothing like November snow to get people excited about skiing. Thanks to abundant early-season snow across much of the state, Colorado ski resorts are reporting a 10 percent increase in skier visits for the first part of the ...

Buescher to practice law at attorney general’s office

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Former Secretary of State Bernie Buescher is going to be a lawyer again. The Grand Junction resident and former Democratic state legislator for House District 55 announced Tuesday he accepted a job with Republican Attorney ...

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