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Tipton to support Boehner plan

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said he’ll vote for a proposal today that would require budget cuts in exchange for an increase in the nation’s debt ceiling. Tipton, whose 3rd Congressional District includes most of the West ...

BLM backs Christo’s river proposal, with changes

By The AP

DENVER — Artist Christo’s plan to suspend nearly six miles worth of fabric over parts of the Arkansas River in Colorado is largely intact under a version that federal land managers have identified as the preferred alternative for ...

Young being sworn in as newest legislator

By The AP

DENVER — A longtime Weld County educator is being sworn in as the Legislature’s newest member. Dave Young was appointed to the state House to fill a vacancy created when Democratic Rep. Jim Riesberg of Greeley was named Colorado ...

Police seeking info on woman’s assault

By Staff

The Grand Junction Police Department this morning asked for help developing information on the alleged assault of a woman overnight. Around 2:40 a.m., police were called to Northern Way and Patterson Road on a report of unknown problem, ...

Jailed standoff suspect again refuses to come to court

By Amy Hamilton

A man accused in a standoff with police earlier this month in Clifton again refused to leave his jail cell to appear in court in front of a judge today. Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley said at a review hearing for 34-year-old George ...

State panel reviewing school discipline policies

By The AP

DENVER — Young students in Colorado schools can face ticketing or charges for scrawling doodles on a desk, accidentally hitting a teacher with a beanbag chair, or swiping a stick of gum from a teacher’s purse. That’s what a ...

Pitkin County joins opposition to water diversion

By The AP

ASPEN, — Pitkin County commissioners are joining Redstone-area residents in opposing water rights on the Crystal River that could divert water for new reservoirs and canals. For several decades, the plan included reservoir rights that ...

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Sheriff releases videos of ‘Dog’ catch

By Paul Shockley

Surveillance videos in the lobby of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department show visitors and employees in coughing fits after the arrival of a pepper-sprayed fugitive delivered by celebrity bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and ...

District 51 schools survey will cost $48,000

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School District 51 will pay public finance firm George K. Baum & Co. $48,000 to survey local voters and analyze the survey results. Baum & Co., which has an office in Denver, created and mailed budget update fliers to more than 32,800 ...

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Marshals capture escaped killer

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A convicted murderer who escaped incarceration 32 years ago in Florida was arrested early Wednesday morning by federal officers at a cabin on the Uncompahgre Plateau in Montrose County. Frederick Mark Barrett, 60, was taken ...

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