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Religious expert analyzes text in Smart case

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — An expert in religious texts says the writings of the former street preacher accused in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart are not entirely original, but drawn heavily from other books. Brian David Mitchell is on trial ...

Oklahoma City bombing conspirator denied again

By The AP

DENVER — A federal judge isn’t changing her ruling dismissing a lawsuit Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols filed over his prison diet. Nichols is serving a life sentence in a federal prison in Colorado for his role in ...

Ski company employee dies after skiing at Snowmass

By The AP

ASPEN — Aspen Skiing Co. says one of its off-duty employees has died after a skiing accident at Snowmass. A Pitkin County deputy coroner says 22-year-old Kiera Tongish of Aspen struck a tree Thursday. She was wearing a helmet. Company ...

Domestic worker rights sought in Colorado

By The AP

DENVER — Nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers in Colorado don’t have the kind of workplace protections most employees have. That could change if Colorado becomes the second state to enact a domestic workers’ ...

Weld ahead of Garfield in state oil, gas permits

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Colorado is closing in on the state’s third-best year for drilling permits, buoyed in part by increasing activity in Weld County that has it poised to end Garfield County’s five-year reign as the permit ...

County at odds over how to govern

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Mesa County commissioners plan to hire a new interim county administrator within the next month, even as they remain divided over whether they should hire a permanent administrator or take over the day-to-day operation of the county ...

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Housing vacancy rate drops to 7.9 percent

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Grand Junction’s rental housing vacancy rate decreased by one percentage point between the second and third quarters of the year, landing at 7.9 percent in September, according to data released Thursday by the Colorado Division of ...

Blotter, Dec. 3, 2010

By Staff

School briefly locked down Shelledy Elementary School in Fruita was locked down briefly Thursday morning after a resident reported a man walking with a rifle near the school. Fruita police said they determined the man lives in the area and ...

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Man facing assault charge after shooting

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A Montrose County man accused of shooting his neighbor’s wife with a shotgun was advised in court Thursday he faces a charge of second-degree assault causing bodily injury. John Jacob Wool, 52, along with his neighbor ...

State education panel approves tuition plan for Mesa State College

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The Colorado Commission on Higher Education unanimously adopted a Mesa State College tuition plan Thursday, two months after it was rebuffed by the head of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The plan permits the college to increase ...

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