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Bill would ask feds to give public land to Utah

By The AP

LOGAN, Utah — The federal government would face a Dec. 31, 2014 deadline to dispose of most of its public lands in Utah under a bill proposed by a state lawmaker. Rep. Ken Ivory wants the state to exert rights that he claims are rooted ...

Colo seeks more money for high-risk health program

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado’s high-risk health insurance pool has asked the federal government for nearly $15 million more than planned because claims have been higher that expected. The Denver Post reported Monday ( ) ...

Immigration courtrooms silent during ICE review

By The AP

DENVER — U.S. prosecutors in Denver and Baltimore are reviewing thousands of deportation cases to determine which illegal immigrants might stay in the country — perhaps indefinitely — so officials can reduce an overwhelming ...

Western State

Western State contractor accused of unsound work

By Dennis Webb

A former worker on a student apartment complex at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison is accusing the general contractor of improper construction practices that could make the building structurally unsound. The college and the ...

New board tackles Parachute schools budget

By Dennis Webb

Three new members have been appointed to the Garfield County School District 16 school board, which now will consider budgetary measures that could range anywhere from closing a school to again asking voters to pass a tax increase. The ...

Storm expected to dump snow in high country

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A state snowpack that’s dropped to its lowest level in a decade will receive a boost thanks to a pair of weather systems that moved into western Colorado overnight. The bone-dry Grand Valley should see some precipitation, too, though it ...

Vectra Bank will present economic forecast event Wednesday in webcast

By Staff

Local businesses and consumers for the first time will be able to participate in a Colorado bank’s annual economic forecast breakfast this week. Vectra Bank Colorado will stream the event online from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at ...

Death Notice, Jan. 16, 2012

By Staff

Debbie Young, 57, Grand Junction, died Jan. 14, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Survivors include her husband, Craig of Grand Junction; two sons, Eric Harris of Denver and ...

Blotter, Jan. 16, 2012

By Staff

Pair accused of threat, theft A boyfriend and girlfriend were arrested early Saturday morning after they were accused of threatening people with a baseball bat during a house party and stealing a credit card, a debit card and cash from one of ...


Diving right in: Fruita diver making a splash in first year on board

By Nick Walter

Tamera Newland is getting used to falling head-first. A former gymnast, the Fruita Monument High School first-year diver had to get used to hitting the water with her head pointed down. For eight years in gymnastics, she’d been ...

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