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De Beque school vote too close to call

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The fate of a mill levy increase designed to guard De Beque School District 49-JT from further cuts budget was too close to call Tuesday night. Initial counts at 7 p.m. showed a 50 percent opposition to the measure, with nearly 46 percent of ...

Bennet, Buck locked in dead heat for Senate

By Staff

The full-tilt battle for the U.S. Senate between incumbent Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck remained too close to call as it continued into the wee hours this morning. Bennet and Buck were in a near tie as ...

Man gets 6 years for pot trafficking

By Paul Shockley

A California man who was arrested earlier this year after police sniffed out a perfume-scented suitcase with 34 pounds of marijuana on a Greyhound bus was sentenced Tuesday to serve six years in prison. Ezell Pounds, 40, of Los Angeles, ...

Ritter acknowledges ‘tough times ahead’ in releasing budget

By Charles Ashby

While everyone else in the state was focused on the elections, Gov. Bill Ritter presented his final proposed budget as governor Tuesday, addressing a projected $714.6 million revenue shortfall for the next fiscal year. Like Ritter’s ...

New pipeline will take gas to markets out of state

By Dennis Webb

Following a sign-off by the federal government, Williams Partners L.P. has begun operating a new pipeline that will help locally produced natural gas reach interstate markets. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Williams ...

MMJ Goes down 110210

County pot shops up in smoke

By Amy Hamilton

Most Mesa County voters don’t want marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county, according to unofficial votes tallied Tuesday. That thinking spread like weeds for voters in surrounding areas, with Montrose County, ...

Personhood measure, health care issue fail

By Staff

Noteworthy ballot failures of election night included: Amendment 62, the so-called “personhood” amendment, would have defined the time when a human starts having constitutional rights as the time when they begin biological ...

Voters approve Palisade fire district tax hike

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Voters in the Palisade Rural Fire Protection District overwhelmingly approved a property tax increase Tuesday that will help pay for a new fire station and cover the increased cost of emergency services. Residents gave the go-ahead to a ...

District 51 moves substitute teachers onto Hilltop’s payroll

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Substitute teachers in School District 51 will no longer be school district employees beginning in January. The district will still recruit and schedule substitute teachers, but Hilltop will handle processing and payroll duties for ...

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Man asks for leniency, gets 16 to life for sex assaults

By Paul Shockley

While protesting his innocence and insisting he was a victim, a Mesa man was sentenced Monday to 16 years to life in prison for repeated sexual assaults of a young girl. Rodney Eddy, 69, a former church deacon, former Plateau Valley School ...

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