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State high court strikes down Amendment 54

By Charles Ashby

In a ruling released today, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down Amendment 54, the 2008 constitutional amendment designed to bar campaign contributions from anyone who has sole-source government contracts. The court said the amendment, ...

Aspen avalanche partially buries ski patroller

By The AP

ASPEN — The Aspen Daily News reports that an avalanche that partially buried a ski patroller was triggered by two skiers who ducked a rope and entered a closed area at Aspen Highlands. The patroller extricated himself from the slide ...

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Skating has ended at West Lake pond

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The ice is thin and dangerous at West Lake State Wildlife Area. For some it’s a welcome sign of spring but for others it’s a sad end to a special winter pastime many Grand Junction residents haven’t been able to enjoy in ...

Fire consumes south downtown building

By Amy Hamilton

A major fire this morning destroyed a large commercial building in south downtown Grand Junction and shut down several streets in the area. The fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. at Bestway Services, 735 Fourth Ave., a company that offers drain ...

No one is gunning for problems in national parks

By The Daily Sentinel

Some people believe you’ll be taking your life in your hands if you head into most of America’s national parks and monuments today. That’s because a new law takes effect today that allows licensed gun owners to carry firearms ...

CBI to solve backlogged forensic cases

By Charles Ashby

Despite years of asking, the Colorado Bureau of Investigations was unable to get what it desperately needed from the Colorado Legislature to address a mounting backlog of forensic cases at its Grand Junction office. So top officials in the ...

Scout troop reports theft of $5,000

By Melinda Mawdsley

When a local Boy Scouts troop went to pay its bills, one parent made an unwelcome discovery. More than $5,000 had been stolen from an account over the course of the past 12 months, prompting authorities to start investigating who would steal ...

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Quick-acting police officer saves neighbor from fiery fate

By Amy Hamilton

William Cox could barely believe his eyes when he spotted a man on fire with flames crawling up to his waist. In matter of seconds, just after the Grand Junction Police Department officer started his shift on a recent Friday night, Cox ...

GarCo backs off well-spacing concerns in two areas

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County has backed off plans to raise concerns with the state this month regarding natural gas well-spacing proposals in Battlement Mesa and the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area near New Castle. County ...

Roan drilling foes bring ozone rule into fight

By Dennis Webb

A federal proposal to tighten restrictions on ozone pollution bolsters the contention of environmental groups that the Bureau of Land Management violated the law in leasing the Roan Plateau for natural gas development in 2008, they say in new ...

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