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Steamboat Springs council Oks marijuana referendum

By The AP

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs city council has approved a proposal to let voters decide in November whether to allow medical marijuana businesses to continue to operate in the city. If approved by voters, the measure would ...

State board proposing 4-tier teacher grades

By The AP

DENVER — New teacher-evaluation rules in Colorado got their first roll-out today at the state Board of Education. The proposed rules set a new four-tier grading system for teachers. The grades are “highly effective,” ...

Colorado hedging on illegal immigrant plan

By The AP

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper says he wants to find out if a program gathering fingerprints from prisoners to determine their immigration status is working. Hickenlooper has said he wants to make sure that there is no racial profiling ...

Rollover that hurt woman is investigated

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction Police Department on Tuesday said it still is investigating a rollover traffic accident that left a woman with serious injuries Monday evening. Michelle Davis, 27, was driving north on 25 1/2 Road, approaching the ...

Powderhorn sale will be latest of recent resort deals

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When Powderhorn is auctioned Aug. 4, it will become the third Colorado ski resort to find a new owner since the economy took a nose dive in 2008. Selling was a positive experience for Copper Mountain, according to its public relations ...

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Golden eagle family nesting in monument

By Dave Buchanan

The family’s just fine, thank you for asking. That would be the family of golden eagles that’s set up nest-keeping along the vertiginous sandstone walls of lower Monument Canyon in Colorado National Monument. The two adult eagles ...

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Sex-assault suspect free on $10,000 bond

By Paul Shockley

A De Beque man suspected of multiple counts of child-related sex-assault posted $10,000 bond and walked out of Mesa County Jail on Monday, the same day he was arrested. Wessley Wayne Franklin, 35, was arrested on a Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

Deadline nears for Extra Aviation to sign lease that would free up funds

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A $1 million grant that would help bring Extra Aviation to Montrose will disappear June 24 if a lease is not finalized between the company and Montrose County. Economic development and county officials said Tuesday the ...

BLM gives Oxbow OK to dig more coal at Elk Creek mine

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Oxbow Mining LLC has been cleared to pursue 3.8 million tons of recoverable coal, which would extend the mine’s operations by a year, the Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday. The BLM approved a lease ...

Feds must push shale, expert says

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The United States has the natural resources — oil shale among them — to achieve energy independence, the senior researcher for the RAND Corp. said. James T. Bartis, senior policy researcher for RAND, was questioned Tuesday by U.S. ...

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