Western Colorado

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George sole finalist for college presidency

By Dennis Webb

A Rifle resident is looking to further broaden his wide range of public service by becoming a college president. Russell George has been selected the finalist being considered for the presidency of Colorado Northwestern Community College, ...

Storms to south help pile snowpack to 14-year high

By Dennis Webb

The Jan. 1 snowpack in Colorado was at 136 percent of average, its highest level for that date in more than a decade, a U.S. Department of Agriculture agency said Wednesday. The statewide snowpack also was at 159 percent of the Jan. 1, 2010, ...

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Accused Montrose DA Serra to resign

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Embattled 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra officially resigned in a letter addressed to Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper on the 12-year anniversary of his employment with the prosecutor’s office. Serra has been ...

River panel forwards ideas list to state

By Dave Buchanan

A governor-appointed task force to reduce conflicts between river users and private property owners has sent a list of recommendations to the governor’s office. Among the eight recommendations listed: better signage designating public ...

Tipton moves to repeal health care law

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., who was sworn in Wednesday morning, will co-sponsor legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Tipton, a Cortez businessman, said he’ll sign onto a measure introduced by Rep. ...

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Milestone meeting for atheists, council

By Amy Hamilton

Some stood, but more audience members chose to remain seated Wednesday during the first invocation by an atheist at a Grand Junction City Council meeting. No matter, the speech by Joe Alaimo was considered a landmark of sorts for the Western ...

Judge allows delay in Fruita slaying trial

By Paul Shockley

A trial that had been scheduled to start in late February for a Fruita man accused in the fatal shooting of his roommate has been delayed. District Judge Thomas Deister on Monday signed off on a prosecution request for a continuance in the ...

City considers giving land to Zoological Quest for zoo

By Amy Hamilton

A zoo in the Grand Valley isn’t likely to be located in a portion of Matchett Park, a city-owned, 200-acre parcel of open space off F Road near 29 Road, according to city officials. However, city leaders may be more willing to donate a ...

Supporters of Prop 102 fined $12,000 for violations

By Charles Ashby

The issue committee that backed Proposition 102 on last fall’s ballot was fined $12,200 Wednesday for campaign reporting violations. Proposition 102, which failed 62 percent to 38 percent, would have done away with the 10 pre-trial ...

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State OKs uranium mill near Naturita

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Construction on a $150 million uranium mill in the west end of Montrose County could begin toward the end of this year now that the project has cleared a major hurdle. The radiation program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and ...

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