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State snowpack below average

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado’s snowpack level is lagging the historical average, despite a recent snowstorm. On Tuesday, the statewide snowpack was 77 percent of the 30-year average for the date. Snowpack in several river basins is below ...

Suspect expected to plead guilty in New Mexico Ponzi scheme case

By The AP

SANTA FE, N.M. — Former Albuquerque real estate executive Doug Vaughan is due in court Wednesday to plead guilty to charges stemming from allegations he ran Ponzi scheme that swindled some 600 investors out of $74 ...

This time, it should stick: Snow on the way

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Grand Valley residents could wake up Thursday with a light blanket of snow on the ground. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction on Tuesday issued a winter weather advisory for most of west-central and northwest Colorado, saying a ...

Gas firm fears bias in fracking analysis

By Dennis Webb

Officials with Encana Oil & Gas (USA) are questioning whether draft Environmental Protection Agency findings suggesting a link between hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming and domestic groundwater contamination will undergo truly independent ...

Colorado’s economic outlook improves

By Charles Ashby

A rosier revenue forecast from state economists Tuesday spurred Gov. John Hickenlooper to back off a plan to impose additional cuts to K–12 spending. The economists, including one from the governor’s own budget office, predicted ...

GJ-area jobless rate holds steady for 3rd month

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate remained at 8.5 percent for a third consecutive month in November, according to data released Tuesday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The county’s unemployment rate dipped from ...

District 51, MVEA do right by taxpayers

By The Daily Sentinel

Most of the largest school districts in Colorado, it appears, pay a teacher’s salary while he or she takes time off from teaching to serve as a leader of the local teachers union. Thankfully, that’s not how it’s done here in ...

Gormley a go-to guy

By The Daily Sentinel

Pat Gormley received a well-deserved honor this week for his 50 years of service to St. Mary’s Hospital — as a fundraiser, as president and member of the hospital board and as a member of the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation ...

Printed letters, December 22, 2011

By Staff

Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking to disallow individual states from requiring voters to provide a photo ID as a prerequisite to casting their votes in each election cycle. Why would Holder be opposed to states requiring a valid ID in ...

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Fruita man sentenced to prison for killing roommate

By Staff

Mesa County District Judge Thomas Deister on Tuesday sentenced a Fruita man to 22 years in prison for the shooting death of his roommate in May 2010. Wayne Gert, 39, could have been sentenced anywhere from 16 to 48 years in prison following ...

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