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Land along Roaring Fork won’t be sold after rare plant discovered

By The Associated Press

EL JEBEL – The U.S. Forest Service has decided not to sell land along the Roaring Fork River because of the discovery of a rare, threatened plant. However, the federal agency is refusing to identify the plant because it doesn’t ...

Police seeking men who assaulted teen mom

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police are searching for two men suspected of assaulting a teenage mother while she was walking with her baby. Police say the assault was reported Saturday near the Colorado Springs ...

March in Denver to protest shooting death of Trayvon Martin

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Marchers in Denver are planning to converge on Civic Center Park to protest the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. According to the Denver Post, the march today is part of a campaign to promote racial ...

‘Helicopter parents’ blamed for Easter egg hunt cancellation

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS — Organizers of an annual Easter egg hunt attended by hundreds of children have canceled this year’s event, citing the behavior of aggressive parents who swarmed into the tiny park last year, determined that their ...


Budding designer gives preview

By Melinda Mawdsley

Before Julie Tierney takes her clothes on the road, the fashion designer wants locals to catch a glimpse of what she has been designing and constructing in her Grand Junction apartment. Tierney, who recently appeared on Season 9 of ...

Parachute interchange work to begin today

By Dennis Webb

Work will begin a year earlier than scheduled on a new Interstate 70 interchange west of Parachute. The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction will start the work today. It will provide entrance and exit ramps ...

Kids Voting to host 5K run as fundraiser

By Staff

Kids Voting Mesa County will host its first 5K Freedom Run/Walk at 8 a.m. April 28 at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave. Registration for the race is open now through the day of the event. Registration is $25 for adults, ...


Constitutionality key focus of Supreme Court’s review

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In a political year marked by early hyperbole, one of the most significant legal battles is being waged beginning today in the U.S. Supreme Court. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who signed on early to the constitutional challenge of ...

Housing agency eyes more aid for families with schoolchildren

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The Grand Junction Housing Authority is applying for funding to continue a program that assists homeless families, but for the second time in a row, fewer people will receive help paying their rent. Launched in 2006, the Next Step Housing ...

This Week in the Legislature, March 26, 2012

By Staff

Initially, the Joint Budget Committee planned to have ready its proposed spending plan for next year, but budget negotiations are ongoing and will continue through the week. ■ Today: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear a ...

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