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De Beque retail pot shop looks to open near New Year

By Amy Hamilton

De Beque’s first recreational marijuana store plans to open around the first of the year, according to operations manager Jim Roberts. Officials at Kush Gardens, 4550 U.S. Highway 6&24, off the Interstate 70 exit to the town, have ...


White Christmas unlikely for Grand Junction

By Paul Shockley

It doesn’t happen often and it’s not promising this year. As of Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service’s Grand Junction office was pegging chances at “slight” for Christmas Day snow in Grand Junction as a ...


Local locomotive lovers have a ‘duel’ of holiday model shows for public

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction knows model train shows. All aboard? Buck Buchanan, a Fruita resident and 24-year member of the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, sure hopes so. Buchanan and colleagues spent a good portion of Sunday driving the club’s ...


First Draft: Delta bank robbery left 3 dead, questions unanswered

By Bob Silbernagel

Delta, Colorado, didn’t fit the profile of an old, Wild West town in 1893. It served the needs primarily of nearby farmers and ranchers, not raucous miners. Furthermore, the town fathers had passed ordinances prohibiting firearms within ...

Kansas mulling response to legal pot in Colorado

By The AP

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas hasn’t decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas ...

Man dies after car crashes into Clear Creek

By The AP

GOLDEN — A 65-year-old Aurora man who was reported missing has died after his compact sport utility vehicle crashed into Clear Creek near Golden. The Colorado State Patrol says Danny Sheya died after being pulled from his vehicle on ...

Property owners miffed over state tax program

By The AP

DENVER — Some Colorado property owners who took advantage of a program to preserve millions of acres of land in return for state income-tax credits say the program isn’t working. Because of problems with the program the state is ...

State officials cancel wildlife traffic zones

By The AP

DURANGO — Wildlife traffic zones are being eliminated from some Colorado highways after a Department of Transportation study showed road signs and increased penalties did not consistently reduce wildlife crashes. Southwest Regional ...


Garfield County man held after father dies in struggle

By Charles Ashby

A Garfield County man was jailed Friday in connection with the death of his father in a home just outside of New Castle. Anthony William Padia, 27, was taken to the Garfield County Jail on Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder of his ...


Exporting jobs, importing wages

By Gary Harmon

DELTA — Scotty Calhoun saw the handwriting on the longwall years ago and opted out of full-time work at the Elk Creek Mine. Calhoun instead signed on at TK Mining in Delta and promptly went to work in Colorado, Canada and ...

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