Western Colorado

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Roan drilling foes bring ozone rule into fight

By Dennis Webb

A federal proposal to tighten restrictions on ozone pollution bolsters the contention of environmental groups that the Bureau of Land Management violated the law in leasing the Roan Plateau for natural gas development in 2008, they say in new ...

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German cultural festival warms up winter

By Melinda Mawdsley

Nothing was going to stop the German-American Club of Western Colorado from throwing a party. Instead of canceling their annual Fasching celebration, which is a German form of Mardi Gras, because of cold temperatures and snow Sunday, club ...

Students qualify for state math contest

By Staff

Three schools and eight students from the central portion of the Western Slope qualified Saturday for the state Math Counts tournament March 13 at Colorado School of Mines in Golden. The East Middle School team of Bryce Atchison, Justin Fay, ...

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Caught between beetle, hard spot in economy

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Beetles are battering Colorado’s forests, but the battle on the bugs also is bolstering the region’s lumber industry, at least for a while. Federal officials earlier this month announced they were pumping $40 million into the ...

Beetle bill helped, but was a little late

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Congress seven years ago took steps to corral the bark beetle now ravaging Colorado and other western states. It turned out, though, the effort was too little, too late, said Scott McInnis, R-Colo., a six-term U.S. representative who crafted ...

City emphasizes reservoir water safe, mercury in fish negligible

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Grand Junction drinking water source Juniata Reservoir is closed for fishing because fish in the water have tested positive for mercury contamination. Although unsafe levels of mercury were found in small-mouth bass in the reservoir, the ...

Salazar:  Parts of health bill good

By Staff

Uncertain that a large health care package can win passage in Congress, U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., is looking for parts of the package that move forward. Salazar, whose 3rd Congressional District includes most of the Western Slope, got ...

Blagg’s attorneys ask judge for more testimony in appeal

By Paul Shockley

Attorneys pushing for a new trial for convicted murderer Michael Blagg have asked a judge to allow more testimony from a former senior official at Mesa State College. Larry Cackler, now a comptroller at the University of San Francisco, would ...

Local Briefs, Feb. 21, 2010

By Staff

Help needed at food bank, elsewhere Mesa County RSVP Inc. connects individuals ages 55 and older to volunteer positions in any of its more than 90 member agencies. Volunteer opportunities include: Senior Scholar Tutor, free training class ...

Multicultural conference a first

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School District 51 and Mesa State College co-sponsored their first multicultural conference for local eighth- through 12th-grade students Saturday at the college. The daylong event included a campus tour, a visit from U.S. Rep. John Salazar, ...

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