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Colo. unemployment rate up to 8.8 percent

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado’s unemployment rate reached 8.8 percent in December, which could qualify the state’s job seekers for an extra six weeks of unemployment benefits. Federal law allows states with a three-month average ...

E-mail letters, Jan. 25, 2011

By Staff

Children should be taught good sportsmanship After watching professional sports teams this past year, I believe they are setting a poor example for the younger generation of athletes. The key word is taunt. When young aspiring athletes watch ...

Mesa baseball team picked to win RMAC

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The Mesa State College baseball team, which finished second to New Mexico Highlands last season, is picked to win the RMAC championship this spring. The Mavericks, who went 24-10 in the conference last spring, received five of the eight ...

Gessler, Stapleton: No conflict from side jobs

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and state Treasurer Walker Stapleton say their side jobs at their old firms won’t present any conflicts of interest. Gessler, who oversees elections, will continue working for the ...

‘King’s Speech’ rules with 12 Oscar nominations

By The AP

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The British monarchy saga “The King’s Speech” reigned at the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, positioning ...

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Boarders, skiers launch from giant ramp in Denver

By The AP

DENVER — Skiers and snowboarders are getting ready to soar off a giant, snow-covered ramp in downtown Denver. The Denver Big Air competition begins tonight when skiers get a chance to launch off the 101-foot-tall ramp built across from ...

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A healthy helping of explanation helps program succeed

By Rachel Sauer

It was the sunflower seeds causing the traffic jam. They were OK with the whole-wheat English muffin, with the tomato sauce and pineapple, and definitely with the mozzarella cheese. But last in line for toppings on their energy pizzas was a ...

Broncos hire Dennis Allen as new D-coordinator

By The AP

ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos are turning to Dennis Allen to fix the league’s worst defense. The Broncos sent out a tweet late Monday night saying they had agreed to terms with Allen to become new coach John Fox’s defensive ...

House speaker calls for new budget rules

By The AP

DENVER — GOP House Speaker Frank McNulty says state revenues are too optimistic and he’s calling for additional cuts in next year’s budget. Lawmakers say they will have to cut at least $1.1 billion from the estimated $19.1 ...

Race crowded for City Council at-large seat

By Amy Hamilton

Get ready for the signs, speeches and campaigning. A number of contenders have surfaced to run for the three open Grand Junction City Council seats. The election is April 5. As of Monday’s deadline for applicants to submit all the ...

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