Western Colorado

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Documents reveal ‘monumental’ plans for land by BLM

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Broad swaths of western land, equivalent to the size of Colorado and Wyoming combined, should be considered “treasured lands” and managed without regard to state lines or other jurisdictional boundaries, according to an internal ...

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Jewel of Glenwood Canyon to reopen today

By Dennis Webb

As Ed Carlson headed up the Hanging Lake Trail last week, hiking poles in hand, he said something few people ever have said about this Glenwood Canyon attraction. “The nice part of this is it’s always very, very quiet up ...

Appellate court upholds dismissal of principal lawsuit

By Paul Shockley

A federal appellate court has upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit lodged by a former principal at Redlands Middle School who alleged she was denied due process when she was placed on administrative leave from the school in ...

Elderly pair hurt during plunge off road, cliff

By Amy Hamilton

An 81-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman, both from Grand Junction, were recovering at a local hospital from injuries Saturday after their vehicle plunged from a cliff Friday night in southern Mesa County. A 73-year-old man from Oregon who ...

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Scott looks ahead as lawmaker after primary victory

By Charles Ashby

Ray Scott, the newly elected representative for House District 54, is taking some needed time off. Well, just this past weekend. The man who won the primary election Tuesday despite being outraised in campaign contributions 3 to 1 still has ...

Williams plans to add another rig in basin

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The biggest player in the Piceance Basin is about to add another rig to its fleet. Williams, which now is running a dozen rigs in the northwest Colorado gas play, plans to add at least one rig before the end of the year, “and it might ...


Go-kart crash kills girl, 9

By Paul Shockley

A 9-year-old Aurora girl died Sunday after crashing her go-kart during a racing competition at Grand Junction Motor Speedway. Taybor Duncan, who was wearing proper safety gear, rolled her go-kart after it clipped a maintenance vehicle which ...

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Missing the boat on a record catch

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

As Jason Wilbur stepped onto a fishing boat in Homer, Alaska, two weeks ago, he just hoped he wouldn’t catch a chicken — the term fishermen use to describe a small halibut. He never thought he’d land the biggest fish in the ...

Traffic Alert, Aug. 15, 2010

By Staff

The following road closures and maintenance projects may impact traffic this week: CDOT Widening of Interstate 70 Business This project will widen I-70B between 24 Road and 24 3/4 Road. Traffic has been switched to the south side in the ...

Weekly Planner, Aug. 15, 2010

By Staff

Sunday, Aug. 15 Knights of Columbus Council 13621 pancake breakfast, 790 26 1/2 Road, 8 a.m.-noon, $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12, under 6 free, proceeds benefit the fund for local charities in the Grand Valley, 260-7664. White Bison Native ...

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