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Monument-fee issue draws scant response

By Rachel Sauer

Since Colorado National Monument officials announced a proposal Thursday to raise entrance fees — in some cases doubling them or more — “we haven’t heard very much at all,” said Todd Overbye, Colorado National ...

Study: Houses, drilling take toll on deer

By Gary Harmon

Mule deer populations are under strain in Colorado as development continues in rural areas, says a study by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Wildlife Conservation Society and Colorado State University. The study, which researchers said shows ...


CMU adds degree in civil engineering

By Katie Langford

Colorado Mesa University students can now earn a degree in civil engineering, university officials announced Tuesday, a program expansion made possible through the university’s partnership with the University of Colorado in Boulder. CMU ...

Backers of TABOR timeout end ballot campaign

By Charles Ashby

The backers of a proposed ballot measure asking for voter permission to allow the state to retain taxpayer money above revenue limits ended its campaign on Tuesday. The group, Colorado Priorities, said part of its reasoning for backing away ...


‘Utter failure’

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Battlement Mesa residents on Tuesday criticized state oil and gas regulators for their approval of a drilling pad within the community and said it represents a failure of a new rule designed to address proposed ...

Court sides with drainage district

By Gary Harmon

A second round of invoices will go out in early August from the Grand Valley Drainage District to residents and businesses that have yet to pay their bills for the handling of stormwater — a charge that got a boost Tuesday from a court ...

Police search 
for missing 
senior citizen

By Gabrielle Porter

The Montrose Police Department is still seeking an elderly woman who was last seen Friday at noon leaving a Montrose bowling alley, and who was possibly sighted in Grand Junction Tuesday morning. Mary Finnegan, 82, was driving a silver 2011 ...

Motorist offering assistance gets shot

By Gabrielle Porter

Garfield County sheriff’s investigators are seeking more information about the Saturday morning shooting of a 31-year-old man who had pulled over on Colorado Highway 13 north of Rifle to offer help to a vehicle with its emergency lights ...

Grand Junction puts broadband plan on hold

By Amy Hamilton

The Grand Junction City Council thought it knew how it wanted to proceed in supplying broadband to the city, but councilors may be holding off on plans a bit. Some councilors indicated during a workshop Monday night they wanted to rethink ...


Turner takes the helm at GJ airport

By Gary Harmon

The new chief of Grand Junction Regional Airport is getting a quick introduction to the fleet of challenges that awaited his arrival. Kip Turner, formerly the head of the Durango-La Plata County Airport, reported for duty in Grand Junction on ...

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