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Administration, BP were asked tough questions, senator says

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President Obama has been engaged in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis since it began, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said. “The president has taken this seriously since the beginning and has employed a wide range of resources to deal ...

Trio wants mayor out in Palisade

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A committee that includes a man who lost his bid to be elected to the Palisade Town Board this spring is attempting to recall Mayor Dave Walker, charging that Walker abused his power and attempted to interfere in the election. Committee ...

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Activist wants climate change out of standardized test

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The author of a petition asking local educators not to teach climate change as fact wants authors of the Colorado Student Assessment Plan test to follow the same guideline. Local attorney and former School District 51 Board of Education ...

Bill gives colleges flexibility on tuition

By The AP

DENVER — Calling it a stopgap measure to save higher education, Gov. Bill Ritter signed a bill Wednesday giving Colorado colleges more flexibility to set tuition rates. He also signed a measure providing $35 million to help lower- and ...

Man pleads guilty in De Beque slaying

By Paul Shockley

A Rifle man who faced trial next week in the bludgeoning death of a De Beque rancher pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder. Kenneth Earl Wright, 44, could be sentenced to prison from 16 to 48 years under the terms of a plea ...

Rifle man sentenced in 2007 fatality on I-70

By Paul Shockley

A judge Wednesday ordered a Rifle man to complete an eight-hour driving class, among other penalties, related to a fatal accident on Interstate 70 in 2007. James Wilson, 31, was threatened by County Court Judge Gretchen Larson with 60 days in ...

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City sics beetles on river tamarisk

By Staff

Tamarisk along the northern bank of the Colorado River has a new neighbor: 8,000 tamarisk beetles that feed solely on the water-sucking plant. The city of Grand Junction removed tamarisk and fostered four acres of wetland more than a year ago ...

Person bitten by rabid bat

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One Mesa County resident is being treated for rabies after being bitten by one of two rabid bats recently found in Mesa County, officials said. The discovery of rabies prompted authorities to warn people not to handle wildlife that is acting ...

Verizon outage may boost image of land lines

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Lost in all of the teeth-gnashing and hair-pulling from Grand Valley Verizon Wireless customers fretting about a loss in cell-phone service Monday and Tuesday was a message from yesteryear: Hello, I’m a land-line phone. Yes, I still ...

Verizon customers can ask for credit

By Amy Hamilton

Verizon Wireless customers who were without service for nearly 26 hours on Monday and Tuesday can request credit from the company. Cell phone service agreements have a clause that calls for reimbursement if coverage is interrupted for more ...

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