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More charges in fatal crash

By Paul Shockley

A Rifle man has been charged in connection with a fatal rollover traffic accident June 29 in which another man faces a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Richard Carlson, 48, was issued a felony summons on suspicion of careless driving ...

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EPA rushes to clean toxic Montrose site

By William Woody

Cleanup crews worked Wednesday at an abandoned industrial site near Montrose to transfer hazardous materials from rusting metal drums into more stable containers. The Environmental Protection Agency began work Monday on what the agency termed ...

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Colorado improves, but still lags in survey of oil, gas investment

By Dennis Webb

Colorado has rebounded somewhat from last year’s last-place standing among oil- and gas-producing states in an annual survey measuring attractiveness for investment by that industry. However, it continues to compare poorly to about ...

Study: State’s child poverty rate rising

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Colorado tied New Hampshire for the biggest increase in child poverty in the nation between 2000 and 2008, according to a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Fifteen percent of Colorado children lived in a home with a family income ...

Roads, trails closed due to heavy rains

By Melinda Mawdsley

The U.S. Forest Service closed some roads and trails Wednesday in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests because of area flooding from heavy thunderstorms this week. The Goodnough Road (Forest Service Road 618) is closed. ...

Tuesday last immunization clinic before school resumes

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The Mesa County Health Department will offer Tdap booster shots from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Park. This is the only immunization clinic left before the school year starts. Appointments are required for the clinic, which can be ...

Caves closed because of fungus

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service has declared thousands of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and nearby states off-limits to the public for a year in an effort to slow the spread of a fungus that is deadly to bats. The closure began Tuesday. It ...

Teen chased, arrested in Clifton robbery

By Paul Shockley

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Monday night in connection with a robbery and beating of an employee at a Clifton business. Chad Michael Marez was chased by Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies after he fled out the back door at ...

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Tancredo wearing ‘maniacal egotist’ label with a smile

By Charles Ashby

Tom Tancredo may be a “maniacal egotist,” but there’s a method to his madness, he said Tuesday. By entering the race as a third-party candidate, the former Republican congressman turned American Constitution Party ...

‘Murder,’ man’s kin say during his funeral

By Paul Shockley

Several of the mourners who spoke during Tuesday’s memorial service for Jason Kemp referred to the Grand Junction man’s death as murder. Kemp, 31, was shot and killed July 20 in what multiple witnesses described as a confrontation ...

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