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This joint offers drive-thru

By Dennis Webb

Motorists already can order a burger and shake from the comfort of their cars, or do their banking. It might only make sense, then, that motorists in Colorado soon will get the chance to purchase pot from a drive-
thru ...


Health Plans’ merger OK’d as for-profit by Coffman

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has approved Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Health Plans’ merger with national insurer United-
Healthcare. In an opinion released late Thursday, Coffman said the $36.5 ...


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Finding serendipity: Woman spots trace of mom at downtown vintage shop

By Erin McIntyre

Jane Fine Foster wasn’t expecting to see her mother last Friday. She died four years ago. But when Foster was walking down Main Street a week ago, on a mission to buy a blouse, she passed by a window full of colorful Pyrex casserole ...


Roaring Fork schools closed, until threat deemed hoax

By Dennis Webb

Authorities on Thursday concluded a threat believed to have targeted the Roaring Fork School District was likely just spam email and not credible, but not before the district closed its three high schools and put its remaining buildings on ...


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U.S. Chamber wants rollback of gas venting and flaring rules

By Gary Harmon

Congress should flex some little-used muscle to get rid of two regulations issued in the final days of the Obama administration, a representative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said. The Bureau of Land Management’s “Planning ...


Ursa hopes to drop well pad from its plans

By Dennis Webb

Ursa Resources is hoping to drop a high-visibility well pad from its oil and gas drilling plans in the community of Battlement Mesa. The company believes it can do without a pad that would be located adjacent to Battlement Mesa’s golf ...


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Woman guilty of sex-assault attempt

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction woman, accused in 2015 of bringing her boyfriend to a friend’s house before watching and occasionally helping as he raped her, pleaded guilty to a felony attempted sexual assault count Thursday in district court. Shelby ...


Last-minute stay halts big land swap south of Carbondale

By Dennis Webb

A major, three-county land exchange scheduled to have been finalized Thursday by the Bureau of Land Management has been halted temporarily after opponents successfully obtained a six-week stay from the Interior ...


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Deputy finds large haul of suspected heroin

By Amy Hamilton

Two California residents were arrested Tuesday for allegedly hauling 14 pounds of heroin hidden in a compartment of their vehicle, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Ricky Darryl Medina, 24, and April Danielle Gomez, 23, ...


Lawmakers introduce 
seizure bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Abuses by law enforcement of civil forfeiture laws elsewhere in the nation have prompted four state lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle to join forces to see if similar abuses are happening in Colorado. The four ...


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