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Board considering further delays over Antero well spacing

By Dennis Webb

A further delay is in the works over Antero Resources’ proposals for increased natural-gas-well densities near Silt. The Garfield County Commission scheduled a special meeting Monday to decide whether it approves of the Colorado Oil and ...

Governor tabs Aspenite for economic post

By Dennis Webb

Developer, property manager and Aspen City Council member Dwayne Romero will serve as Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive director of Economic Development and International Trade. Hickenlooper announced the appointment Wednesday. Romero ...

Tipton gets input, votes for health law repeal

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., voted Wednesday to repeal the year-old health care law, hours after he spoke by telephone with constituents during a town hall meeting. Tipton, who ran in 2010 as an opponent of the health care law that was ...

State resorts see 10 percent bump in skiers

By Dave Buchanan

There’s nothing like November snow to get people excited about skiing. Thanks to abundant early-season snow across much of the state, Colorado ski resorts are reporting a 10 percent increase in skier visits for the first part of the ...

Buescher to practice law at attorney general’s office

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Former Secretary of State Bernie Buescher is going to be a lawyer again. The Grand Junction resident and former Democratic state legislator for House District 55 announced Tuesday he accepted a job with Republican Attorney ...

Tourism bill would allow counties to cooperate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Montrose resident Richard Harding hopes a bill that cleared its first hurdle in a House committee Tuesday will lead to the creation of a new panel that would help six Western Slope counties boost tourism. The measure, House ...

Rifle teen first juvenile flu death in Colorado this season

By Dennis Webb

A Rifle High School junior and athlete is the first person in Colorado to die of the flu this flu season. Austin Booth, 17, died Monday morning. He had been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction last week. Booth was a ...

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Round stone found on Grand Mesa likely is weaponry from Spanish era

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The history of a carefully rounded stone that lay for centuries just beneath the surface of the volcanic debris on the south slope of Grand Mesa is beginning to come to light. The stone, which was discovered last year by a Mesa State College ...

Tipton focuses on repeal of health care law

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The health care law passed last year fell short of its hopes, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said Tuesday in his first speech from the House floor. New legislation aimed at repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ...

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Man who tangled with police dog is guilty

By Paul Shockley

A man with a lengthy criminal past who tried to drown a police dog will avoid a life term in prison under a plea agreement struck Tuesday. Richard Stieb, 39,  Grand Junction, in a last-minute deal pleaded guilty to four felonies, ...

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