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State losing another natural resources chief

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Department of Natural Resource is losing its second leader in a half year’s time. President Obama has named the department’s executive director, Jim Martin, as the new regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental ...

Development applications take a big drop from 2009

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The number of development applications submitted to the city of Grand Junction in the first quarter of 2010 was nearly 53 percent less than in the first quarter of 2009. During the same time, local permit application revenue increased, going ...

Heads turn as gas creeps to $3 a gallon

By Amy Hamilton

Retirees Lance and Connie Fretwell of the Denver area keep an eye on fuel prices even though they don’t let the increases keep them from traveling. Yet, they noticed fuel prices have started to creep up across the West when they stopped ...

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Voter registration bill won’t go to vote

By Charles Ashby

Politics and fear caused Colorado House Speaker Terrance Carroll to nix introducing an election-reform measure this session, the Denver Democrat said Wednesday. Carroll said an idea to extend voter registrations closer to Election Day and ...

Wildfire briefly closes road near New Castle

By Staff

High winds caused a spring burn to get out of control northwest of New Castle, temporarily forcing the closure of U.S. Highway 6 on Tuesday afternoon. The fast-moving fire burned on a steep slope with flames as high as 40 feet, the Garfield ...


‘Regulation Reality Tour’ stops in GJ

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Hands jumped to cell phones shortly after noon Wednesday when the president of Americans for Prosperity urged a Grand Junction rally to call Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. The idea, Tim Phillips said, was to force the Senate to deal directly ...

Briefs: April 22, 2010

By Staff

Highline Lake open house Saturday Staff and volunteers at Highline Lake State Park will host an open house for the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at its new visitor center. Funded with Great Outdoors Colorado and Colorado Lottery ...

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Meth-dealing attorney gets 5 1/2 years

By Amy Hamilton

Former Palisade attorney James Zink was sentenced Wednesday to 5 1/2 years in prison after being caught last year with drugs in his home and selling methamphetamine to a police informant. According to terms of his plea agreement Zink, 55, was ...

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Beetle kill to topple 100,000 trees a day

By Dennis Webb

Trees are expected to fall at the rate of 100,000 a day as a result of a bark beetle epidemic centered in Colorado. Harris Sherman, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for natural resources and environment, reported the projection ...

Clifton park-and-ride ready for commuters

By Staff

Construction on the second of two park-and-ride lots in Clifton is now completed, giving commuters more space to park their vehicles and carpool on Interstate 70. United Companies of Grand Junction has finished the new 136-space lot at the ...

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