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552 acres join Gunnison Gorge Conservation Area

By Dave Buchanan

A key parcel of private land within the Gunnison Gorge Conservation Area near Montrose has been acquired by the Bureau of Land Management. The 552-acre inholding, formerly owned by the August Nicolas Family Partnership, was acquired for $1.4 ...


Colo. Senate passes uranium bill

By The AP

DENVER — The state Senate has passed a bill requiring uranium mines and mills to clean up nuclear waste before accepting more radioactive material. The Senate voted 24-9 in favor of the bill today. It now heads back to the House, where ...


Freedom is overrated — and flavorful

By Steve Beauregard

After a recent whirlwind international vacation, I could tell I was back on easygoing, laid-back American soil when my mother-in-law — a woman in her 60s with three grandkids — got carded when ordering a glass of wine. This took ...


San Jacinto takes over top spot in JUCO baseball poll

By Allen Gemaehlich

Five-time national champion San Jacinto (Texas) College moved up to No. 1 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Division I baseball poll. The Gators (37-7) won six consecutive games since the last poll two weeks ago to ...


State lawmakers consider major tuition overhaul

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are considering a major overhaul of the state’s college tuition program. The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday will debate a bill that seeks to raise an additional $300 million by requiring ...


Denver officer killed honored 72 years later

By The AP

DENVER — An officer who died months after he was injured during a gambling raid will be honored more than 72 years after he died. Officer Jacob Benner’s name will be etched Wednesday onto the Denver Police Department’s ...


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An Arizona law aimed at curbing illegal immigration is the predictable result of a failure of the federal government to take on the job, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday. That’s as far as agreement went, though. “When a ...


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Marijuana growers worry that drug enforcement agents will raid operations

By Dennis Webb

The arrival of spring has Colorado farmers planting, pruning, fertilizing and otherwise striving to produce a bountiful crop. Many face common challenges such as varying fuel costs and weather. But some relatively new players in the ...


Schools chief: Keep tenure bill strong

By Emily Shockley

During a visit Tuesday to Grand Junction, Colorado Education Commissioner Dwight Jones cautioned against weakening a tenure bill facing the state Senate today. Senate Bill 191 would task the Colorado Board of Education with redefining ...


Bill would extend life of Cameo power plant

By Charles Ashby

A bill that made it out of a House committee Tuesday would keep the Cameo Station power plant east of Grand Junction open eight months longer than currently scheduled. Introduced by Republican Reps. Steve King of Grand Junction and Laura ...


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