Western Colorado

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Stimulus favors union contractors, says head of builders’ association

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The stimulus package that has passed both houses of Congress is tilted toward union contractors, said the president of an association of nonunion builders. “Essentially, if you are not a unionized contractor, you need not apply” ...

Mom: Daughter, 6, was able to trick school into letting her go home sick

By Staff

The mother of a 6-year-old Chatfield Elementary student said her daughter was found Monday wandering around her neighborhood for two hours after the school just let her walk out the door during class. Auri Ogden said she had every intention ...

Residents urge state not to close prison

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Several hundred people turned out Tuesday night to urge state prison officials to reconsider a plan to close the Rifle Correctional Center. “For a community that has lived in a boom and bust cycle for many, many years, ...

Legislators: Gas board can still alter rules

By Staff

State lawmakers ruled out a plan Tuesday from a southeastern Colorado representative to bar the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from updating any wildlife-related regulations that could harm energy producers’ profits. Rep. ...

Dem looks at options in funding for state’s roads

By Staff

The Democratic state lawmaker tasked with ushering a massive transportation-funding bill through the House said Tuesday he is open to tapping Colorado’s mineral revenues to underwrite highway and bridge repairs. Rep. Joe Rice, ...

Legislators say they’ll push to keep Rifle facility open

By Staff

Northwest Colorado’s two state senators renewed their pledge Tuesday to fight a plan from Gov. Bill Ritter to close a Garfield County minimum-security prison. Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, said closing the Rifle ...

BLM plans lease auction on Western Slope forest land

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The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a stripped-down oil-and-gas lease auction Thursday for properties scattered across Colorado, but none in national forest lands where they had been scheduled. The U.S. Forest Service withdrew 57 ...

Panel: Patch holes until school bond passes

By Staff

A committee tasked with exploring overcrowding management recommended to the School District 51 Board of Education that it address the immediate needs at the most crowded schools with temporary measures until a bond to build schools is passed ...


Congress expected to preserve wilderness

By Staff

The creation of nearly 210,000 acres of wilderness and national conservation area land around Dominguez Canyon has been a lot of things over the past decade. Most of all, however, it has been a “long time coming” in the eyes of ...

Superintendent Mills finalist for new job

By Staff

School District 51 Superintendent Tim Mills is in the running for the superintendent post at a school district in Yakima, Wash. Mills was approached by the Yakima district when that district began seeking candidates for the post. Mills has ...

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