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Colorado releases new data on background checks

By The AP

DENVER — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has released new data showing little change in the number of background checks for private firearm transactions before and after a law expanding the checks took effect July 1. The data ...

Hemp registration opens for farmers in Colorado

By The AP

DENVER — Hemp registration is open for farmers in Colorado, the first state to start regulating industrial hemp since the federal government allowed limited hemp regulation. A handful of Colorado farmers grew industrial hemp last year ...

Wright drops out of HD54 race

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Jared Wright is dropping out of his race for re-election, and is instead endorsing his GOP opponent, Yeulin Willett, the freshman legislator announced at a hastily called press conference today. The embattled Fruita Republican, who has ...


Diverging diamond needs a little polish, but is open to traffic

By Greg Ruland

The state’s first diverging diamond interchange — a cutting-edge road design — was open to traffic east of Fruita on Friday, state officials said. The project to reconstruct the interchange between U.S. Highway 6&50 and ...

Clifton library branch set for expansion

By Emily Shockley

Clifton library branch patrons will have more room to peruse the stacks pending the completion of an amended lease agreement that will allow the branch to expand into a storefront next door. Mesa County Public Library District Trustees voted ...

Web app starts Monday 
for selection of schools

By Emily Shockley

Computer labs will be available at four locations and all District 51 school offices as the School of Choice application window for 2014-15 opens at 10 a.m. Monday. Parents who do not have access to a home or work computer and Internet ...

Consultant: International demand 
for Colorado coal likely to continue

By Gary Harmon

International demand for Colorado coal is likely to continue, driven by higher air-quality demands, a Grand Junction energy consultant said Friday at the ninth Energy Forum and Expo at Two Rivers Convention Center. Mines in Colorado and Utah ...

Bill proposes limited 911 help for family pets

By Charles Ashby

First responders would be allowed to offer treatment to the family pet in the course of their jobs, but don’t call for an ambulance if your dog gets hit by a car. Under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on ...

Mavericks lose in overtime to Adams State

By Staff

Colorado Mesa’s men’s basketball team forced overtime on the road, but couldn’t finish. Adams State held on for an 87-82 victory on Friday night at Plachy Hall in Alamosa. The Mavericks (13-12, 11-10 RMAC) can finish no ...

Mavs get untracked in 2nd half to stay perfect

By Staff

One more for a perfect regular season. Friday night’s 69-48 victory over Adams State University wasn’t as easy as the score looks for the Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball team. The Mavericks fell behind 12-5 ...

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