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Colorado wind gusts spread wildfires, tip over big trucks on Friday

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Winds in Colorado gusting over 70 mph on Friday helped spread wildfires, tipped over large trucks and broke weather records. One gust of 101 mph was reported at a mountain pass. About 300 homes were evacuated because of ...


Jokic scores career-high 40, Nuggets beat Knicks 131-123

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK — If Charles Oakley couldn’t stop Nikola Jokic, at least he would’ve tried to hit him. Oakley is banned from Madison Square Garden, and the Knicks played Friday like his old-school style of defense wasn’t ...


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Groundwater appeals bill clears Senate panel

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A year ago, two Western Slope lawmakers went up against a former governor and lost. At that time, Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, and now Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, were trying to get a bill through the Colorado Legislature ...


Delta County backs firm’s efforts to regain expired lease

By Dennis Webb

Over the objection of some local residents, Delta County commissioners agreed to support Gunnison Energy’s effort to get the Bureau of Land Management to again offer for sale a 1,324-acre oil and gas lease the company inadvertently let ...


Tipton: Insurance mandate
 will be stripped from ACA

By Gary Harmon

The mandate that individuals obtain health insurance “will be eliminated” as Congress goes about dealing with the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said. A priority will be removing the mandate, as well as many ...


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FAA’s desert 
radar tower
 is shot up

By Gabrielle Porter

Authorities are looking for information about the people responsible for shooting and damaging a Federal Aviation Administration radar tower in the desert near C Road this week. Mesa County sheriff’s deputies responding to a vandalism ...


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Sex assault charges
 against man dropped


By Gabrielle Porter

Prosecutors dropped sex assault charges against a former Grand Junction man who was originally slated for a jury trial in April. Robert Ortego, 51, won’t be prosecuted for the alleged rape of a then 24-year-old woman who told police she ...


Man with severe injuries 
airlifted after canyon fall

By Gabrielle Porter

An adult man with life-threatening injuries was flown by air ambulance from the Bangs Canyon area to St. Mary’s Hospital Friday evening after an hours-long rescue effort. Rescuers responded at 3:20 p.m. Friday to help the unidentified ...


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This joint offers drive-thru

By Dennis Webb

Motorists already can order a burger and shake from the comfort of their cars, or do their banking. It might only make sense, then, that motorists in Colorado soon will get the chance to purchase pot from a drive-
thru ...


Seedlings growing in peat moss pots

Possibilities are endless, but success takes a little work

By Erin McIntyre

If you think about it, seeds are amazing things. Seeds allow plants a chance to spread, to delay emergence if the conditions aren’t right, and allow humans to save them for the perfect plot, miles away from their point of ...


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