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Volunteers needed to help injured, orphaned wildlife

By Dave Buchanan

If you like to be around wildlife and have some spare time on your hands, the Colorado Division of Wildlife has an offer for you. The Grand Valley Wildlife Rescue Team, a well-trained cadre of volunteers working with professional wildlife ...


El Nino pushes state snowpack higher in south, lower elsewhere

By Dave Buchanan

The seemingly endless run of January storms wasn’t enough to raise Colorado’s snowpack even to long-term average. Most of the storms hit southwestern Colorado, thanks to an El Nino weather pattern that tracks storms to the south. ...

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Ex-county employee sentenced for welfare fraud

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A former Mesa County Department of Human Services employee whose husband earned more than $104,000 in a year has been sentenced to 10 years on probation for stealing more than $18,000 in welfare benefits. Under the terms of a sentence handed ...

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Grand Junction sales and use tax down 20 percent

By Emily Shockley

The city of Grand Junction will have to adjust its 2010 budget just two-and-a-half months after adopting it. The city took in less sales and use tax revenue than expected in January, and the trend is likely to continue through the rest of the ...

5 vie for 3 spots on Fruita City Council

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There will be some competition for the three Fruita City Council seats up for election this spring. Incumbents Bruce Bonar and Lori Buck and candidates Bob Fuller, Victoria Gunyan and Brandon Schuette turned in their nomination petitions to ...

Coalition looks at biofuel crops

By Dennis Webb

A new coalition hopes to help plant the seeds for western Colorado farmers to play a role in meeting the nation’s need for clean, renewable energy. Colorado Mountain College, Colorado State University, the city of Rifle and the ...

DA’s sons in drinking party bust

By Amy Hamilton

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said Tuesday his two teenage sons will answer to both the court and him — at home — after they received summonses alleging underage consumption of alcohol at a weekend party. Hautzinger said by ...

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Denny’s slammed during breakfast offer

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Denny’s Restaurant didn’t quite crack the number of free Grand Slam breakfasts it served last year, but it made a plucky effort. The 1,003 free Grand Slams served at the restaurant at 710 Horizon Drive “was smaller than last ...

Convenience stores go it alone in beer sale fight

By Duffy Hayes

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are in the middle of another fight over who gets to sell full-strength beer, but this year the battle is more complicated. Convenience stores and supermarkets once fought together for the right to sell more ...

CEO: Colo. uranium mill could be online by 2012

By The AP

DENVER — A company says its proposed uranium mill in southwest Colorado could be operating by early 2012. Energy Fuels Corp. wants to build a mill in the Paradox Valley of Montrose County, about 12 miles west of Naturita. Energy Fuels ...

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