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Company, state monitoring spill of water used in gas drilling operation

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Williams and state officials are sampling below a spill of water used in drilling upstream from Parachute and Battlement Mesa that occurred Tuesday on federal land below the Roan Plateau. The spill of about 160 barrels of treated water from a ...

Jobless rate in Mesa County at 9.9 percent

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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate grew to 9.9 percent in March in Mesa County, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The local and state unemployment rates each grew by 0.2 of a ...

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Be civil, Ritter urges

By Charles Ashby

People need to display a lot more civility in discussing issues facing the state and nation, Gov. Bill Ritter and other Democrats said Friday. And those same people need to be armed with facts, not innuendo or outright lies, the governor and ...

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By Gretel Daugherty

Civic leaders and media get egged for a good cause at the March of Dimes Egg-Stravaganza.  ...

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Attorney wants Sheen statements thrown out

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ASPEN — An attorney for Charlie Sheen wants statements thrown out that the “Two and a Half Men” actor made to police investigating a Christmas Day domestic violence report. In a motion filed April 1, attorney Richard Cummins ...

House kills legislation on discrimination suits

By Charles Ashby

Small businesses won’t have to worry about paying certain types of damages in discrimination lawsuits now that a bill that would have allowed that has died in the Legislature. After much-heated debate in the Colorado House, lawmakers ...

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900 tea partiers rally in park on federal tax day

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About 900 people who gathered Thursday evening at Lincoln Park cheered as a faux George Washington warned them of the dangers of government to freedom, and they fell silent as a real prisoner of war described his release. The crowd gathered ...

Jet service to Denver available

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United Express will soon provide jet service on all of its flights from Grand Junction to Denver, a switch that will increase passenger capacity for the largest commercial carrier at Grand Junction Regional Airport. Airport Manager Rex ...

Speed bill aims to reduce road kill

By Charles Ashby

Animals can’t read, so motorists have to do it for them and slow down through areas they frequent, Rep. Kathleen Curry told lawmakers this week. Although Curry was only partially joking, the matter was brought up on the floor of the ...

Limit on payday loans receives an initial OK

By Charles Ashby

Payday lenders would see their interest rates dramatically capped under a measure that won preliminary approval Thursday in the Colorado House. While opponents of House Bill 1351 said it would put many of the state’s payday lenders out ...

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