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State lawmakers consider “zipper” lane for I-70

By The AP

DENVER — Some Colorado lawmakers are trying to push a temporary solution to weekend traffic backups on Interstate 70. Sens. Chris Romer of Denver and Dan Gibbs of Silverthorne, both Democrats, want to use moveable barriers to ...


Lawmakers consider delaying teacher tenure rules

By The AP

DENVER — State lawmakers are considering delaying enactment of proposed tougher teacher tenure rules for two years. The Senate Education Committee plans to take more testimony on the bill Thursday before voting on whether it should move ...


State lawmakers gear up for redistricting

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are hoping to avoid the chaos that erupted in 2001 when the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-dominated Senate failed to agree on Colorado’s new congressional district. In 2002, a Denver ...


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Denise Brown, sister to murder victim Nicole Brown-Simpson, speaks at Avalon tonight

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Commending the efforts being made from a variety of Mesa County organizations to prevent family and domestic violence this morning, Denise Brown appeared in advance of her speech tonight at the Avalon Theatre at 7 p.m.. Brown arrived in ...


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Penry takes over U.S. Senate candidate Norton’s campaign

By Charles Ashby

Republican voters will see some changes now that Josh Penry has taken charge as campaign manager for Jane Norton. At least, that’s what the Grand Junction state senator promised Wednesday not long after Norton’s campaign announced ...


Dead informant’s videos should be tossed in artifacts case, attorney argues

By Paul Shockley

Hours of conversation secretly recorded by a now-dead federal informant should be disallowed as hearsay in the trial of an Orchard Mesa man charged in a multi-state artifacts theft investigation, an attorney argued in recent court ...


State losing another natural resources chief

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Department of Natural Resource is losing its second leader in a half year’s time. President Obama has named the department’s executive director, Jim Martin, as the new regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental ...


Development applications take a big drop from 2009

By Emily Shockley

The number of development applications submitted to the city of Grand Junction in the first quarter of 2010 was nearly 53 percent less than in the first quarter of 2009. During the same time, local permit application revenue increased, going ...


Heads turn as gas creeps to $3 a gallon

By Amy Hamilton

Retirees Lance and Connie Fretwell of the Denver area keep an eye on fuel prices even though they don’t let the increases keep them from traveling. Yet, they noticed fuel prices have started to creep up across the West when they stopped ...


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Voter registration bill won’t go to vote

By Charles Ashby

Politics and fear caused Colorado House Speaker Terrance Carroll to nix introducing an election-reform measure this session, the Denver Democrat said Wednesday. Carroll said an idea to extend voter registrations closer to Election Day and ...


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