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Utah man dead in oil field machinery accident

By The AP

NINE MILE CANYON, Utah — A sheriff’s official says a 32-year-old Utah man is dead after he became caught in pumping equipment at an oil field in Duchesne County. Duchesne County sheriff’s Sgt. John Crowley tells the Deseret ...


Snowboarder hurt in 1,000-foot avalanche

By Dennis Webb

A snowboarder injured both ankles when she was carried the entire length of a 1,000-foot-long avalanche on the south side of Uneva Peak east of Vail Pass Saturday. The woman was partially buried in the debris field of the slide, which was ...


Renewable energy standards target of Colo. GOP

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado Republicans are lobbing their first shot at renewable energy requirements they say are hurting consumers. The state Senate starts work today on a bill undoing a requirement passed last year requiring that utilities get ...


Tipton to head subcommittee

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will lead the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade. Tipton was selected to head the subcommittee because of his background as a co-founder of a family-owned small business in Cortez that has ...


State lawmaker wants ag tax exemption reinstated

By The AP

DENVER — A Republican state lawmaker is trying to restore a state income tax exemption for farmers and ranchers. Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling says agriculture needs the exemptions from sales and use taxes for the agricultural ...


Colo. joins 4 states in defending marriage law

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado has joined four other states in defending a federal law that defines marriage as being a union only between one man and one woman when it comes to getting federal benefits. The Denver Post reports that Attorney General ...


Mountain biking liability under review in Colo.

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado’s mountain bikers could see more single-track under a bill up for review in the state Legislature. A Senate committee starts work today on a bill that would waive liability for landowners who build ...


Lawmakers try to protect severance tax

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Their bills are not expected to make it very far in the Colorado Legislature, but two Western Slope lawmakers want to protect severance tax revenue from being used for anything other than their intended purpose. Revenue from ...


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Boy, 4, found; great-grandma arrested in mall parking lot

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A 72-year-old Grand Junction woman was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of kidnapping her great-grandson after investigators say she failed to turn him over to his father. Relatives of Rosa Mae Welker, however, say the woman has ...


St. Joseph Catholic Church

Church banks on building new parish center on financial site

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St. Joseph Catholic Church has purchased a sliver of land from US Bank at the northwest corner of Fourth Street and White Avenue, hoping to one day soon build a new parish center to accommodate its expanding congregation. The church bought ...


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