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Panel will mediate river access disputes

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter ordered the creation of a River Access Mediation Commission on Thursday to try to help resolve disputes between boaters and property owners on Colorado waterways. The action was one of eight recommendations made by a ...

Sources: John Salazar tapped for state ag post

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. John Salazar is close to accepting an offer from Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper to head the Colorado Department of Agriculture, two highly placed sources close to the Denver mayor’s transition team confirmed Thursday. The ...

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Man survives crash that sheered off top of his truck

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Kenton Miller knew something had gone horribly wrong as he hurtled down the country road, unable to slow or stop his truck. He just didn’t know exactly what. The 66-year-old owner of a window-washing business saw a single headlight ...

BLM ordered to enact plan to protect wilderness

By Dennis Webb

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has ordered the Bureau of Land Management to launch a new effort to identify and protect lands with wilderness characteristics. The initiative comes in response to a 2003 settlement between former Interior ...

Mother accused of setting fire in Clifton

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A Clifton woman was arrested Wednesday on allegations she set fire to her apartment last month while her brother and two young children were inside. Kayla Settle, 22, 3225 Rood Ave., No. 1, could face felony charges of arson and criminal ...

3 Delta officers cleared in fatal shooting

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Three Delta police officers were justified in fatally shooting a 59-year-old man, authorities concluded. Relatives of the man who died, Larry A. Brown, dismissed the report Wednesday. “It was a false shooting, and it’s being ...

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Weather threatens Ouray Ice Climbing Festival

By William Woody

OURAY — The temperature was 46 degrees at lunchtime Wednesday in Ouray. That’s probably fine in November for the mountain town, but not late December, when frigid temperatures become the norm and necessary for one of the ...

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Suspended Montrose County DA Serra arrested again

By Rachel Sauer

Seventh Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra was arrested again Wednesday, this time on allegations of harassment, protection-order violation and violating bond conditions, a felony. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which is conducting ...

City Council candidates can pick up petitions

By Amy Hamilton

Attention, future City Council members. Now’s the time to start thinking about a run for one of the three Grand Junction City Council spots that will head to voters in April. Registered voters who have lived in the city limits for at ...

Mesa State getting two new trustees

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An Edwards woman who served as general counsel to Martin Marietta Corp. is the newest member of the Mesa State College Board of Trustees. Gov. Bill Ritter on Wednesday appointed Kathleen Eck, a Pueblo native, to the Mesa State College ...

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