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Colo. cities, towns see increase tax revenue

By The AP

DENVER — The Colorado Municipal League says sales tax revenue increased an average of 6.5 percent across the state during the first four months of this year compared to the same time span last year. The organization says in a survey ...

Colorado pot campaign starts Thursday

By The AP

DENVER — The anticipated campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado is about to begin. Backers of a suggested ballot measure to make pot legal for adults in small quantities say they’ll start gathering signatures Thursday ...

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Blogger represents state in cookie contest

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

If Colorado was a cookie, what would it taste like? Maybe nutty? Perhaps it would need a bit of sweet color? Definitely it would be hearty enough to sustain an outdoor enthusiast after a mountain hike. Kristen Lummis, a Colorado native and ...

Area spared significant wildfire damage over holiday weekend

By Dave Buchanan

High temperatures and drying winds are reminders that wildfire season has arrived in western Colorado. No new fires were reported over the holiday weekend, said the recorded message from the Montrose Interagency Fire Center, an indication ...

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Recreationists throng Grand Mesa over Fourth holiday weekend

By Dave Buchanan

Grand Mesa certainly was a grand mesa this weekend. With the weather forecast calling for triple-digit readings, residents of the adjacent lowlands raced the thermometer to see who could get higher first. Americans have learned to turn a ...

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Wildflower festival bloomin’ good time

By Dave Buchanan

Nothing says “summer’s finally here” more than the annual Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. This week-long celebration of all things that bud (and in Crested Butte this can include many things) includes wildflower hikes, ...

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Summer success depends on right pattern at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,652 asl Water Temperature: 75-80 F PAGE, Ariz. – Lake Powell has risen over 42 feet since the yearly low point was reached in April. The monthly increase during June was 26 feet in 30 days. The shoreline of the lake ...

Immigration program pricey, Colo. sheriff’s say

By The AP

GRAND JUNCTION — Several Colorado County sheriffs say can’t afford to pay the costs of an expanding federal program that uses fingerprints to identify illegal immigrants. The Denver Post reports today that about two dozen sheriff ...

Slaw: Best of summer

By Dixie Burmeister

Potato salad lovers may claim potato salad is “the No. 1 outdoor summer salad,” but is there any salad that seems to complement barbecues, picnics and any form of outdoor eating better than the good ole’ coleslaw?  And, ...

Routt County looks to beef up its oil, gas rules

By The AP

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County commissioners are looking at beefing up the northwest Colorado county’s oil and gas permitting regulations. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports commissioners indicated Tuesday they may require ...

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