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Payday loan bill wins House approval

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Payday lenders would be able to keep more of the money they charge for short-term loans under a bill that won approval Thursday in the Colorado House. Democrats opposed to the measure said it reverses sweeping changes approved ...

Bridge graffiti draws action at diving site

By Paul Shockley

While secretive FBI dives in the Colorado River left more questions than answers, Orchard Mesa residents reaped unplanned benefits. Thanks apparently to City Manager Laurie Kadrich. Working with a referral from the Grand Junction Police ...

Udall wants transparency in global energy trade

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The sharp rise in the price of gasoline demands that the Obama administration do more to ensure market transparency, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Thursday. Gasoline prices spiked by 45 cents per gallon in the past two months, to an ...

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Mesa State’s Montrose campus growing, may remodel

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The Mesa State College building at 234 S. Cascade Ave. in Montrose hasn’t changed much since Laretha Palmer’s daughter attended school there. That’s a little strange for some students, considering Palmer’s daughter ...

Poll shows support for changing name of Mesa State College

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A little more than 80 percent of the Mesa State College students, alumni and employees and community members who participated in a survey said the college should consider changing its name. College officials who released results of the ...

Guv: Denver benefits when river is protected

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — It’s in Denver’s best interests to “keep every drop it can” in the state’s waterways, Gov. John Hickenlooper told the Colorado River Water Conservation District board ...

Police: FBI river search for evidence, not body

By Paul Shockley

A team of FBI divers spent roughly seven hours Wednesday in the Colorado River but didn’t emerge with anything in a third day of searching. And while the Grand Junction Police Department declined to specify what the divers are looking ...

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Cut and run: Man reports assault by ex-girlfriend

By Staff

A Grand Junction man told police Wednesday afternoon that his ex-girlfriend cut his arm and then drove from the scene. The incident was reported at 4:08 p.m. and happened in the mobile-home neighborhood at 1550 U.S. Highway 50 on Orchard ...

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Panel gets earful on bill to change oil, gas board

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Dozens of people testified Wednesday on a Grand Junction lawmaker’s measure that would make the state panel that oversees oil and gas production more industry friendly. Because there was so much testimony, the House ...

Group takes Quiznos race plea to top: Ken Salazar

By Amy Hamilton

Talk that the head of the Interior Department denied a proposal for a professional cycling race to traverse Colorado National Monument hasn’t completely deterred local race organizers. Local organizers for the 2012 Quiznos Pro ...

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