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Catholic Outreach to build veterans housing

By Amy Hamilton

A federal grant would have helped, but without it, Catholic Outreach of the Grand Valley will not be deterred from building housing for homeless veterans. News that Catholic Outreach won’t get a Department of Veterans Affairs grant ...

Senate OKs measure merging state wildlife, parks divisions

By Charles Ashby

With little debate, the Colorado Senate approved a measure Tuesday to merge the state divisions of wildlife and parks into a one agency. The merger is expected to take a couple of years to complete and is designed to help the state save ...

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Ex-case worker is sentenced in obstruction

By Paul Shockley

A former case manager at Mesa County Community Corrections was sentenced Tuesday to serve 80 hours of useful public service for having an alleged sexual relationship with a former client. The sentence came amid questions about whether the ...

Willie Nelson reportedly ill, postpones show

By Melinda Mawdsley

Willie Nelson’s Friday concert at Two Rivers Convention Center is postponed. Nelson is ill and postponed all shows from Tuesday through Saturday, according to Nelson’s website, http://www.willienelson.com. The Grand Junction show ...

Probation, fine for illegal moose kill near Meeker

By Staff

A Highlands Ranch hunter was fined $5,177 and given three years supervised probation after being found guilty of illegally killing a cow moose and not reporting the incident. According to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Joel D. Eady, 30, ...

With 4-year OK, CMC eyes more residential campuses

By Dennis Webb

Colorado Mountain College this week won final approval to begin offering four-year degree programs this fall, a development that could help lead to additional residential campuses, including in Rifle. The Higher Learning Commission, the ...

Charter route may save Glade Park School

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Glade Park School supporters worked with School District 51 for more than a year to make the small elementary school a reality. Now, the 2-year-old school has four months to find a way to survive without district funding or close its ...

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County jobless rate eases in March

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The March unemployment rate in Mesa County dipped below 11 percent after two months at 11.1 percent. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 10.7 percent in March, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. A ...

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Blurred lines: Parties split on redrawing congressional boundaries

By Charles Ashby

When it first started out, the bipartisan legislative panel to redraw congressional districts was known around the Colorado Capitol as the “Kumbaya Committee” because lawmakers on it seemed to be getting along. But after Democrats ...

Convenience beer bill dies after support erodes

By Charles Ashby

Realizing that she lost whatever support she once had on her measure to allow convenience stores to sell full-strength beer, Sen. Betty Boyd killed her own bill Tuesday. The Lakewood Democrat said support quickly eroded after she introduced ...

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