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Controlled burns blamed for school evacuation

By Dennis Webb

Authorities believe controlled burns in the area and a temperature inversion were to blame for smoke odors that forced the brief evacuation of Graham Mesa Elementary School in Rifle this morning. The incident occurred at the same school where ...

$1 million Powerball ticket sold at local store

By Staff

DENVER – Colorado Lotto officials report a Powerball ticket worth $1 million in Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at Albertsons at 2512 Broadway in Grand Junction. The lucky winner matched 5 numbers to win $200,000, and because ...

Uranium mill clears hurdle

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The company planning to build a uranium mill in Montrose County has obtained federal approval to build evaporation ponds and a tailings impoundment area. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a construction approval to Energy Fuels ...

Hickenlooper names new supreme court justice

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today his appointment of Brian Boatright to the Colorado Supreme Court. Boatright replaces Justice Alex Martinez, who is retiring Monday after 14 years on the bench. “Brian Boatright has a great ...

Colorado Secretary of State slashes filing fees for businesses

By The AP

DENVER — Secretary of State Scott Gessler is slashing fees on business filings to boost jobs. Gessler said Thursday the state already has some of the lowest fees in the nation. The new fees will be effective Nov. 1. The biggest cut ...

Colorado has issued first marijuana dispensary licenses

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado has begun issuing medical-marijuana business licenses to dispensaries that meet tough new rules. The Department of Revenue issued 11 licenses to businesses in Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and ...

State may require uranium mill cleanup near Canon City

By The AP

CANON CITY — Colorado officials say a new law may block Cotter Corp.‘s plan to restart a uranium mill near Canon City. The company has sent a notice to the state that it plans to restart operations using ore shipped in from New ...

Winter storm leaves thousands without power and heat in Colorado

By The AP

DENVER — Thousands of people are still without power and people are waking up in shelters after a snowstorm dumped up to a foot and a half of snow across the state. A Colorado State University student was hospitalized after a tree ...

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Sheriff: ICE move may botch smuggling case

By Paul Shockley

Four illegal immigrants who were witnesses in a human smuggling investigation in San Miguel County were expected to be deported by federal authorities in a move puzzling local law enforcement. “It’s certainly frustrating, ...


Bank branches in Fruita, Orchard Mesa will close in January

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American National Bank branches on Orchard Mesa and in Fruita will close in January. The Fruita branch inside the Fruita City Market at 135 S. Plum St. will close at 5 p.m. Jan. 9, and the branch inside the City Market at 2770 U.S. Highway 50 ...

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