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By Dale Shrull

It’s a game for children. A game from a bygone time. I have a vague recollection of marbles from my kidhood. But not much. I do remember playing marbles, flicking a pretty multicolored sphere, slamming into another one. I collected them ...

Proposed new law aims to dump old laws

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Each year, Colorado lawmakers introduce hundreds of bills that make new laws, but few of them actually eliminate unnecessary ones. That, at least, is the premise behind HB1077, said its sponsor, Rep. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce ...


Two accused of attempting to make meth

By Amy Hamilton

Two De Beque men are facing charges of planning to make methamphetamine after allegedly getting caught stealing items commonly used to produce the drug from Walmart, 2881 North Ave., late Saturday night. When Isaac Brehm, 23, and David Daniel ...

Counties want input on broadband

By Gary Harmon

Mesa and Garfield counties are trying to find out how fast their constituents’ broadband service is. The counties are asking businesses and residents to take confidential surveys that will help local officials learn how to improve those ...

Dems’ bill would increase college tax credit for middle class

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Two Democratic lawmakers want to shift a tax credit for creating college savings accounts for their children away from the very wealthy to the middle class. Under their measure, which won preliminary approval in the Colorado ...

Blotter, May 3, 2016

By Staff

Meth found in traffic stop Two 23-year-old men were arrested on Sunday after Grand Junction police officers allegedly found plastic containers filled with shards of methamphetamine during a traffic stop near the Interstate 70 Horizon Drive ...

Death notices, May 3, 2016

By Staff

■ Jackie Marlene Etherton-Bender, 66, Grand Junction, died May 1, 2016. Services will take place at a later date. She was an administrative assistant. Survivors include her husband, Rick; two sons, Rick Jr. of Jerome, Idaho, and ...

Fracking foes may turn to ballot battle

By Dennis Webb

Two state high court rulings Monday rejecting Longmont’s ban on hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas development and Fort Collins’ five-year moratorium on the process provided clarity as to the limits of local control over the ...

Oil field giants call off merger

By Dennis Webb

The proposed merger of two leading oil field service providers has been canceled, less than a month after a Department of Justice suit challenging it based on anti-competition concerns. Halliburton and Baker Hughes say they have terminated ...


A SOUND concept

By Duffy Hayes

Davis Sleigh is a fifth-grader and he’s set to attend East Middle School next year.  When he does, he’ll have a direct link to his teacher’s voice — he or she will wear a microphone, and Davis will hear the ...

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