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Email letters, April 2, 2012

By Staff

What is liberal and what is conservative? Reinhold Niebuhr, esteemed Christian theologian of a few generations ago, begins his two-volume work on the Nature and Destiny of Man with this observation: “Man has always been his own most ...

Boulder imposes leash law to protect wildlife

By The Associated Press

BOULDER — Boulder is imposing a leash law on dogs at one of its parks to protect wildlife. The city says it imposed the restrictions on the west side Coot Lake to protect wildlife in the adjacent wetlands. According to the Boulder ...

Fracking bidders top farmers at water auction

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Front Range farmers bidding for water to grow crops through the coming hot summer and possible drought face new competition from oil and gas drillers. At Colorado’s premier auction for unallocated water this spring, ...


Mountain towns banning plastic bags at grocery stores

By Dennis Webb

Telluride has one. Aspen is about to impose one. Carbondale and Basalt voters will decide Tuesday on one. A movement to ban plastic checkout bags in mountain-town grocery stores is taking off like a tossed-away bag in the spring ...

Weather forecast: More of the same for next 3 months

By Charles Ashby

The weather has been nice, and that’s bad, forecasters say. Not only did the region see nearly five times less precipitation than it normally does in March, but it also shattered three record-high temperatures during the month, ...


Vandals strike campus; no suspects identified

By Charles Ashby

Final Four festivities or some quirky April Fool’s joke? Grand Junction police don’t know yet, but someone — or more than one person — committed several acts of vandalism around the Colorado Mesa University campus ...

Legislature will begin debate on $20 billion budget

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Legislature will begin debate today on the state’s 2012-13 budget now that the Joint Budget Committee has completed its work on it a week later than was scheduled. Still, getting the three Republicans and three Democrats ...

Federal court in GJ eyed for closure

By Paul Shockley

A courthouse without a court? That’s a worst-case scenario being eyed for later this year by Grand Junction officials affiliated with the city’s federal court. A paying tenant of the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building, Grand ...

Beeson re-election bid as 9th District DA raises term-limit question

By Dennis Webb

When 9th Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson was elected in a December 2005 vote that recalled Colleen Truden from office, it planted the seed of a legal question that has taken almost seven years to grow and ripen. Should the three ...

D51 administrator finalist for two superintendent jobs

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District 51 Executive Director of Instructional Support Jody Mimmack is a finalist for school superintendent positions in Durango and Cortez. Mimmack will interview for the lead position in Durango School District 9-R today. If she is not ...

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