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Immigration program pricey, Colo. sheriff’s say

By The AP

GRAND JUNCTION — Several Colorado County sheriffs say can’t afford to pay the costs of an expanding federal program that uses fingerprints to identify illegal immigrants. The Denver Post reports today that about two dozen sheriff ...


Slaw: Best of summer

By Dixie Burmeister

Potato salad lovers may claim potato salad is “the No. 1 outdoor summer salad,” but is there any salad that seems to complement barbecues, picnics and any form of outdoor eating better than the good ole’ coleslaw?  And, ...


Routt County looks to beef up its oil, gas rules

By The AP

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County commissioners are looking at beefing up the northwest Colorado county’s oil and gas permitting regulations. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports commissioners indicated Tuesday they may require ...


Feds propose elk hunting on Colorado refuge

By The AP

DENVER — Federal officials are proposing to open a national wildlife refuge in north-central Colorado to more hunting. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it is proposing expanding hunting opportunities on 10 ...


Violent crime up in Colo. but homicides down

By The AP

DENVER — New statewide statistics show the number of violent crimes rose in Colorado last year. According to a Colorado Bureau of Investigation report released Tuesday, violent crimes rose overall by 3.4 percent between 2009 and 2010. ...


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Tons of marijuana-growing items dumped near Rifle

By Dennis Webb

Authorities are seeking tips on who may have dumped more than three tons of equipment and debris from an indoor marijuana growing operation on public land near Rifle. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said bagged potting soil, ...


No pot shops for one year, Fruita says

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Wanting to negate the possibility of a medical marijuana center opening in Fruita after being shuttered in another community, the Fruita City Council on Tuesday agreed to enact a yearlong moratorium on such businesses. Council members ...


Library asks for comments in survey about branches, programs, services

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Do you use the library more to download eBooks or use the Internet — or not at all? The Mesa County Public Library District is seeking answers to such questions from users and non-users alike as part of a usage ...


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Former travel agent ordered to repay airlines almost $600,000

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction travel agent was ordered Monday to pay nearly $600,000 in restitution and court fees for a scheme that defrauded major airlines out of tens of thousands of dollars. Rodney Thompson, the former owner of Travel Masters, ...


Udall presses Forest Service over timber, jobs

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is asking the Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service to address beetle-killed trees, timber contracts and preservation of three of the state’s largest sawmills. In a letter he sent ...


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