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Threat of flooding eases in parts of state

By The AP

DENVER — The threat of flooding has eased a bit in parts of Colorado. Authorities in Vail said today that water levels dropped overnight following two straight nights of high flows. Fifteen homes there already have flood damage but no ...

Man pleads guilty in De Beque sledgehammer killing

By Paul Shockley

A Rifle man who faced trial next week in the bludgeoning death of a De Beque rancher pleaded guilty this morning to second-degree murder. Kenneth Earl Wright, 44, could be sentenced to prison between 16 and 48 years under the terms of a plea ...

Obama signs bill to rename building for Udall

By The AP

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — President Barack Obama has signed legislation that honors former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall by naming the Interior Department’s building in Washington, D.C., for him. The measure was sent to Obama ...

Ex-regulator Erin Toll gets $55,000 settlement

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado’s former top real estate regulator is getting about $55,000 from the state under a resignation settlement. Erin Toll resigned last week after a three month suspension that followed a clash with a state ...

Bill on college tuition hikes to be signed

By The AP

DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter is preparing to sign a bill giving Colorado colleges more flexibility to set tuition rates. Lawmakers say the bill is necessary because the state plans to cut state funding by $300 million next year to cover a ...

Person bitten by rabid bat

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One Mesa County resident is being treated for rabies after being bitten by one of two rabid bats recently found in Mesa County, officials said. The discovery of rabies prompted authorities to warn people not to handle wildlife that is acting ...

Verizon outage may boost image of land lines

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Lost in all of the teeth-gnashing and hair-pulling from Grand Valley Verizon Wireless customers fretting about a loss in cell-phone service Monday and Tuesday was a message from yesteryear: Hello, I’m a land-line phone. Yes, I still ...

Verizon customers can ask for credit

By Amy Hamilton

Verizon Wireless customers who were without service for nearly 26 hours on Monday and Tuesday can request credit from the company. Cell phone service agreements have a clause that calls for reimbursement if coverage is interrupted for more ...


Statues come to life in museum fundraiser

By Daniel Humphries

Strange things have been happening recently within the walls of the Museum of the West. At night, wax statues of historical figures seemingly come to life. “We’ve had the arrival of the Cortez calendar, and ever since the Cortez ...

Online reporting system to complement 911, tip lines

By Paul Shockley

A new online reporting system, mostly geared toward cold property crimes, is up and running in Grand Junction. The system is aimed at saving a trip to the police department for people who need to file a report for insurance reasons, but ...

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