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Worker believes cancer caused by fracking fluids

By Dennis Webb

When Rifle resident Jose Lara, 42, began working for Rain for Rent about a half-dozen years ago, his job required climbing inside tanks to power-wash them after they’d been emptied of hydraulic fracturing fluids used in area oil and gas ...

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Monument fee may rise from $7 to $10

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Colorado National Monument officials are proposing to increase entrance and camping fees next year, saying they believe the hike is fair because the cost to recreate in the monument is among the lowest anywhere in the national parks ...

Silt foursome takes an ax to town budget

By Dennis Webb

SILT — When a coalition of four candidates won election to the town’s board in April, the quartet didn’t waste any time acting on their promise to make budget cuts in tough economic times. In short order, they decided not to ...

Water to be key issue for high court nominee, Colorado delegates say

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U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s position on water rights will be high on the lists of issues for U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall when considering Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Bennet also will pay ...

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Worker rescued from trench

By Amy Hamilton

After being lodged in a muddy trench deep underground, a cheer went up and family members exhaled Monday night as rescuers pulled up a man who had been stuck for six hours. “I just want to see him come up with a smile,” said Lyn ...

Driver cited after collision with bicyclist near Gateway

By Amy Hamilton

A Boulder woman who was hit by a truck while riding her bicycle near Gateway on Sunday was listed in serious condition Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital. Jenny A. Daubendiek, 29, was riding north on Colorado Highway 141 about 30 miles south ...

Water report irritates some

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The Colorado River Basin might carry a nebulous range of zero to 1 million acre feet of water available for farms, new homes and businesses, a study suggests. Climate change also leaves the basin with as much as 13 percent more snowfall, but ...

Ritter vetoes farm equipment bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter issued his first veto of the 2010 session on Monday. The Democrat nixed a measure designed to free farmers and ranchers from having to provide proof to county clerks that their agriculture vehicles are being ...

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Rocket Park relaunched today

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Rocket Park will open to fans of all ages after a re-dedication celebration today. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 6 in the park, which is at Orchard Avenue and 26th Street. The ceremony will include ...

County may OK projects that don’t meet zoning rules

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday approved changes to the county’s land development code that, in some instances, will allow land owners to develop their property even if they don’t meet all the requirements and criteria in the ...

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