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Lawsuit in federal court challenges Colorado’s renewable energy standard

By Charles Ashby

Two Washington, D.C.-based groups and a Morrison resident filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in Colorado challenging the state’s renewable energy standard. The suit, filed by the right-leaning American Tradition Partnership and ...

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Grand Junction breaks ground for new police, fire facilities

By Amy Hamilton

Before long, Grand Junction’s cramped police and fire headquarters will be a distant memory. Local officials took a symbolic step forward Monday, plunging gold-painted shovels into the dirt on the site of the future police station and ...

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Rent-shy couple accused of robbery

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Two people armed with a BB gun and a folding knife were arrested after they dragged two employees of a Clifton fast-food restaurant into a back room and robbed the business in an apparent effort to secure rent money, according to an arrest ...

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Airport project closing ATV staging area

By Amy Hamilton

Attention ATV and motorcycle riders: Don’t be surprised to find a fence blocking off the popular staging area along 29 Road north of Interstate 70. A fence being built by Grand Junction Regional Airport will block nearly 23 acres of the ...

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Joint bus station planned near mall

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Mesa County commissioners signed off Monday on the purchase of a parcel of land north of Mesa Mall where Grand Valley Transit and Greyhound Bus Lines Inc. will build and operate a joint bus station. A $760,000 federal grant will cover the ...

Pot grower denied annexation into city

By Amy Hamilton

A medical marijuana growing operation in Fruitvale that met the criteria to annex into the city of Grand Junction was denied that opportunity Monday night. On the eve of a municipal election, in which voters will decide whether medical ...

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Woman freed in death of Montrose boy

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The death of 4-month-old boy in Montrose last October remains under investigation, but the woman who was charged with killing him is free. A judge dismissed a first-degree murder charge against Maria Zavala-Espinosa, 32, at the request of ...

State high court to consider Rulison well case

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether residents are entitled to seek a state hearing over oil and gas drilling permit applications. The court’s decision comes after the Colorado Court of Appeals last year ruled that ...

Group ends pit-liner rule fight

By Dennis Webb

An industry group has ended its attempt to persuade state regulators to change a new rule governing disposal of oil and gas pit liners. The Colorado Petroleum Association instead plans to work with state and local health authorities on a ...

Motor vehicle computers running again, clerk says

By Charles Ashby

The state’s motor vehicle computers are up and running, at least for now. For the second time in as many months, the system that processes vehicle registrations and titles had been down for two weeks. It came back up late Friday, but ...

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