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Court rules on water stored for drought protection

By Charles Ashby

Merely storing water in a reservoir does not qualify as beneficial use, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. For some water experts, that’s a huge decision. Others, however, say it isn’t unexpected because the ruling is ...

Commission OKs Parachute spills settlements

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Monday approved disciplinary settlements involving spills from two pits north of Parachute in the winter of 2007–08. Commission staff also said the actions bring the agency closer to ...

County sets Whitewater sewer rates

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday set the monthly sewer rates and sewer tap fees for landowners who want to hook into the soon-to-be-completed line that will provide service to Whitewater. Under resolutions approved by the board, the ...

Neslin reappointed oil, gas commission director

By Dennis Webb

The state regulator who has been integral to the rewriting and implementation of Colorado’s oil and gas development rules will remain in his job. Mike King, executive director of the state Department of Natural Resources, said Monday ...

Park-status committee begins work

By The Daily Sentinel

A committee looking at whether to seek an upgrade to park status for Colorado National Monument will learn how tourism professionals evaluate the possible change, as well as what happens when the sun goes down there. The process of ...

Montrose lawyer takes helm of state bar

By Charles Ashby

When Montrose attorney David Masters takes over as president of the Colorado Bar Association later this week, his biggest plan will be to remind those big-city attorneys on the Front Range that Western Slope lawyering is just as ...

Retreat of billionaire Koch brothers keeps political foes restive

By Charles Ashby

The billionaire oil magnate brothers Charles and David Koch convened one of their so-called secret meetings in the Beaver Creek area this weekend, and progressives from around the state were in the area protesting it. Problem is, they ...

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Teen’s valiant struggle inspires family to help others in same situation

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Some day, perhaps today, a physician will cut a hole into a young patient’s skull, insert a catheter and feed in a toxic brew aimed at killing a nasty fungal infection of the brain, all without killing the patient. The reason a ...

County hopes to eliminate paper trail, delays

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Mesa County is expected to roll out a new electronic-records system this fall that should make it cheaper and easier for builders and residents to obtain development applications and permits. Officials in the county Planning and Economic ...

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Remote-control racing big in Rifle

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — It was just a year ago when Frank Shaw got into the hobby of remote-control cars. “I bought one, and I didn’t have a place to run it,” he said. The cars are not allowed on city streets in Rifle. So Shaw, a ...

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