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Near disaster scene of ‘94, assessment of wildfires’ cost

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The costs of wildfire go far beyond firefighting and property damage and extend to everything from environmental tolls on landscapes to emotional tolls on humans. So said speakers Wednesday at the Colorado Wildland ...


Greater focus urged on advanced students in District 51

By Emily Shockley

Expanding International Baccalaureate programming into more grades, decreasing the ratio of students to gifted and talented teachers, and making half-time gifted and talented jobs into full-time occupations were among the suggestions members ...


BLM hears calls to cancel forest leases

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday heard widespread calls to cancel dozens of oil and gas leases on the White River National Forest. The BLM is considering just that option in a new environmental review process ...


Airport board to reach out
 to prosecutors

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Junction Regional Airport’s governing board approved making an overture to federal investigators aimed at clearing the airport’s reputation. The Airport Authority board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to seek an agreement ...


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Man held 
in shooting 
of Glenwood 
girlfriend


By Dennis Webb

A Glenwood Springs man has told police he was trying to pull a gun away from his girlfriend when it fired early Tuesday morning, critically wounding her, according to an arrest affidavit by Glenwood police. Another witness has told police the ...


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Legal problems mount for DUI-death suspect

By Paul Shockley

A Palisade woman facing a vehicular homicide charge in the 2013 death of bicyclist will soon be charged with her third new felony case in the span of one month, a Mesa County prosecutor said Tuesday. District Judge Valerie Robison denied a ...


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Bennet says GJ firm good example of manufacturing future

By Gary Harmon

In what he termed an innovation tour of the state, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., visited a Grand Junction manufacturer on Tuesday. Companies such Mountain Racing Products, 580 N. Westgate Ave., in Grand Junction, which designs and builds ...


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Woman charged in crash that killed cousin

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors on Tuesday alleged a woman was under the influence of alcohol or drugs when she caused a crash in the desert near Fruita earlier this month that killed her cousin. Alexis Perez, 20, who appeared in court free on bond, was formally ...


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Denver youngster behind peach push

By Charles Ashby

DENVER— Nick Babiak is getting a real lesson in how a bill becomes a law. Nick is the Denver fourth-grader who is the real force behind a seemingly innocuous measure to make the Palisade peach the state’s official fruit. Even ...


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Ex-county employee 
arrested 
in welfare 
fraud case


By Paul Shockley

A woman who was trained on spotting welfare fraud as an employee of the Mesa County Department of Human Services was arrested Monday on allegations she defrauded the agency of various welfare program funds totaling nearly $13,000. Michelle ...


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