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Briefs: River District June 13, 2009

By Staff

The Colorado River District is hosting a meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation offices, 2764 Compass Drive, Suite 106, Grand Junction, to discuss a Wild and Scenic River Eligibility study completed by the Bureau of ...

Changes in guest worker program now suspended

By Emily Shockley

The future is uncertain for a guest-worker program that legally brings agricultural workers into the United States and onto Western Slope farms. New regulations for the H2A guest-worker program went into effect Jan. 17 but will be suspended ...

Woman brings daughter, 8,  along on drug deal, police say

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One of three women arrested Thursday on felony drug charges had her 8-year-old daughter with her while she attempted to complete a drug deal, police said. Richelle Lynn Porter, 29, of Naturita, Ashley Dawn Ware, 22, of Naturita, and Diana ...


Man in federal probe promotes artifact business

By Paul Shockley

An Orchard Mesa man whose home was searched by federal agents maintains a Web page where he seeks to buy, sell or trade artifacts collected from across the region. “All relics are authentic unless otherwise stated,” reads the Web ...

Top cops will ask voters to lengthen terms

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa County’s elected law enforcement officials, which includes the sheriff, district attorney and coroner, will ask voters in the fall to increase term limits from two terms to three. Each term is four years. Voters repeatedly have ...

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Girl’s body found in a bag near Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

A bucolic mountain valley orchard near Glenwood Springs was transformed into the scene of an intensive criminal investigation after the discovery of a body Friday. The body was found a few hundred yards up Canyon Creek Road, which heads north ...

Montrose delays uranium mill decision

By Dennis Webb

Montrose County’s Planning Commission late Wednesday night again delayed a decision on a proposed uranium mill but is expected to vote on the issue July 1. Meeting in Montrose, the commission held a five-hour hearing on the proposed ...

State environmental groups ask Obama to intervene in roadless area management

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Colorado environmental groups are asking the Obama administration to intervene in disputes about roadless forests in western Colorado and overrule efforts by Gov. Bill Ritter to draft a Colorado-specific rule. The proposed rule “is ...

Warrant legal in 2007 gun raid, court says

By Paul Shockley

A search warrant allowing authorities to raid a Fruitvale man’s home and seize guns in November 2007 was valid, the Colorado Court of Appeals said Thursday. A three-judge panel unanimously ruled Mesa County Chief District Judge David ...

Residents seek more say over drilling permits

By Dennis Webb

Residents who say Colorado’s oil and gas commission muzzles their voices over drilling-permit approvals gave the commission an earful about the matter Thursday. People living in Garfield County and other far-flung parts of the state ...

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