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At town hall, Thurlow suggests TABOR fixes

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Dan Thurlow has a couple of ideas he wants to present during next year’s session of the Colorado Legislature, the Grand Junction Republican told people at a town hall meeting on state tax issues Thursday. First, Thurlow wants to ...

46 wild horses caught from Piceance herd

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday rounded up 46 wild horses as it began work on trying to remove up to 100 horses that have wandered outside the designated Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area.  The agency said it expects ...


Woman gets jail for role in death

By Gabrielle Porter

A 27-year-old woman whose machinations led to the fatal shooting of a pregnant Mesa County woman last year was sentenced to six years in community corrections Thursday. Jordan Shaw was arrested in December, almost two months after 25-year-old ...

Paonia man dies in crash

By Staff

A 25-year-old Paonia man died in a rollover crash Wednesday on Colorado Highway 133. Casey Gillenwater was declared dead on the scene after the 1996 Ford dump truck he was driving veered off the right side of the road and rolled, according to ...

Panel delays decision on Ursa plan to drill Battlement Mesa wells

By Dennis Webb

A Garfield County panel has postponed until Sept. 26 an expected decision on a proposal by Ursa Resources to drill more than 55 wells from two pads in Battlement Mesa. The delay comes after the company asked during a hearing late Wednesday ...

Man dies at hospital after suicide attempt at jail

By Erin McIntyre

A man who strangled himself while he was in custody at the Mesa County Jail over the weekend died Wednesday night after being taken off life support. According to family members of 37-year-old Jesse Deloy Binam, he was kept on life support ...

Dems: Stapleton skirting campaign finance laws

By Charles Ashby

The Democratic Governors Association is threatening to sue Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton for allegedly violating campaign finance laws. In a letter to the Republican treasurer sent Thursday, the group said Stapleton is coordinating ...


Judge rules out alternate suspect request by Blagg

By Marianne Goodland

GOLDEN — A Jefferson County District Court judge Thursday turned down a request from Michael Blagg to allow a theory of an alternate suspect to be presented in his upcoming murder retrial, but his attorney indicated she intends to appeal ...


Memorial to a ‘gentle soul’

By Erin McIntyre

In a poster he created for a literacy class assignment, Mark Barniville shared all about himself, just like the teacher wanted. It was one of those get-to-know-you types of activities for the beginning of the year. He drew a bike, because he ...

Thurlow to host TABOR meeting

By Charles Ashby

Whether voters liked it or not, the Colorado Legislature addressed a big part of its budgeting issues during this year’s session. While lawmakers took the hospital provider fee that funds health care programs out from under revenue ...

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