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Officer hailed as hero for saving infant

By Paul Shockley

“Supercop.” The tag makes 31-year-old Grand Junction police officer William Cox cringe because his heroics have made him the butt of jokes among some of his fellow officers for the better half of this year. During a training ...

Report on controversial leases sought by Utah

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County officials in Utah say the Interior Department is sitting on an inspector general’s report that exonerates the 77 oil and gas leases in eastern Utah canceled by the Obama administration last year. Uintah County Commissioner Mike  ...

Hislop raises more than foe; Scott collects more in district

By Charles Ashby

Bob Hislop, Republican candidate for House District 54, continued to outpace his opponent, Ray Scott, in campaign contributions, but not by much. In the most recent campaign-finance reports filed with the Secretary of State’s Office ...

Norton urges drilling on Roan and in Alaska to meet U.S. needs

By Staff

The United States should drill for natural gas on the Roan Plateau, mine coal in the North Fork Valley and restart an oil shale leasing program to fire up domestic energy production, U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton said. Norton called for ...

Wildfire near New Castle gets bigger

By Staff

Wind from recent storms has increased the size of a wildfire eight miles north of New Castle to 125 acres, but it is continuing to burn as anticipated, fire officials say. The Meadow Creek Fire was ignited June 26 by a lightning strike on the ...

Widespread cave closures predicted; fungus killing bats

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service appears poised to close caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states for a year in an attempt to protect bats from a fungus that is causing high mortality rates in the eastern United States. The ...

State to appeal ruling against drilling near Rulison nuke site

By Staff

State oil and gas regulators have decided to appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court after a lower court decided Garfield County landowners are entitled to a hearing over efforts to drill for natural gas near the Project Rulison underground ...

Mesa State gets OK to add nursing degrees

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Mesa State College received approval Thursday to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and a Masters of Science in Nursing degree. Nursing will be the third area to offer a masters program at the college, and the doctoral program will ...

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More charges possible in fatal I-70 accident

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado State Patrol on Thursday said an investigation continues and charges are possible against more people in a fatal accident along Interstate 70 last month in which a trucker already has been charged. State Patrol Sgt. Aaron Lang ...

Professor behind body farm resigns to take job in Texas

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The professor spearheading the effort to establish a forensic anthropology research center at Mesa State College has resigned to take a job in Texas, but officials said his departure shouldn’t affect Mesa State’s nascent ...

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