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Parks group opposed to bike race on monument

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A celebratory lap across Colorado National Monument is appropriate for the winner of the Grand Valley leg of a professional bike race, the National Parks Conservation Association said. The actual competition, however, should be conducted ...

Mesa County may take own employees to court over junk

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Two of the four homeowners whom Mesa County commissioners threatened Tuesday with legal action if they don’t clean up their properties soon are county employees. Commissioners unanimously agreed to give Mark and Anna Lasley, 180 Rainbow ...

District 51 braces for cuts across the board

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District 51 School Board members Diann Rice and Leslie Kiesler heard one message repeatedly from state legislators and officials during a trip to the Capitol last week: Budget cuts are coming to education, but lawmakers are doing everything ...

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Grand Junction couple survives earthquake down under

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A change in plans put George and Patricia Manning near the epicenter of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Grand Junction couple’s itinerary placed them a hundred miles away when the quake occurred Feb. 22. But ...

Scott bill on owner-financed home sales is now law

By Charles Ashby

Freshman Rep. Ray Scott saw his first bill signed into law Tuesday. His measure, HB1022, allows property owners to carry their own financing when selling homes. The Grand Junction Republican said at a time when getting mortgages is harder, ...

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Rafters about to gain access again to Green River at Mineral Bottom

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The switchback road that took rafters to the Green and Colorado rivers until it washed out last summer will be open in time for the spring runoff. Mineral Road, which leads to the popular Mineral Bottom put-in and take-out on the Green River, ...

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Groups cite mine plan concerns

By Dennis Webb

Conservation groups are pushing climate-change concerns over proposed expansions of operations by Oxbow Mining near Somerset. WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club have appealed to the U.S. Department of Interior’s Board of Land ...

Concealed-carry bill for guns heads to final House vote

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a measure that would allow gun owners to carry their weapons concealed as well as in the open without a permit. HB1205 would not do away with the permits that sheriffs now issue for ...

Child’s desire to help homeless takes root with plant fundraiser

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A news report about a girl in another state who grew a garden to feed the homeless inspired Loma Elementary fifth-grader Talon Chatfield to do the same. Unfortunately, Talon saw the report in January, and a counselor at his school, Connie ...

Panel stops bill to license naturopathic doctors

By Charles Ashby

A number of people in Colorado call themselves naturopathic doctors but shouldn’t be allowed to claim the title, proponents of a bill to license them told a House committee Tuesday. Christopher Lepisto, the sole naturopathic doctor in ...

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