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Willie Nelson plays GJ, Blues and Brews

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Before he sets foot on stage in Grand Junction, Willie Nelson will headline with The Flaming Lips and Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the 18th annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. The other big player at festival Friday through ...

State may widen I-70 to ease congestion

By The AP

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation is considering a plan to widen Interstate 70 to ease mountain congestion. The department is holding a meeting Sept. 27 in Idaho Springs on a plan to widen the highway to three eastbound ...

St. Vrain State Park may be opened to oil and gas drilling

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado parks commissioners have given tentative approval to a plan to open a state park to oil and gas drilling. The commission voted Thursday to let an energy company drill in St. Vrain State Park north of Denver. ...

BLM closes Spring Creek Basin for horse roundup

By The AP

DOLORES — The Bureau of Land Management has closed the Spring Creek Basin area in southwestern Colorado during a wild horse roundup. BLM district manager Lori Armstrong said the agency believes that some people were planning to disrupt ...

Residents have fond memories of White Hall

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The prime acoustics of the building that housed a congregation, a performing-arts center and a string of private events over nearly a century disappeared Thursday in a column of flame and smoke. When flames gutted the interior of the former ...


De Beque tries another mill levy override to help shrinking school

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De Beque School District 49-JT Superintendent Steve Strong hopes a mill levy override on November’s ballot will put students back in empty desks. De Beque’s has decreased by one-third in two years. Strong believes students who ...

Loma business owner, Fruita mayor latest to join race for Mesa County Commission

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Loma rancher and small business owner Wes D’Aponti declared his candidacy for the Mesa County Commission on Thursday, portraying himself as a defender of agriculture and promoter of responsible energy development. Dressed in a cowboy ...

Ruling favors tax exemption for utility firms

By Charles Ashby

Machinery that Xcel Energy and other power producers purchase to generate electricity are exempt from the state’s sales and use taxes, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Taxing that machinery, including the transformers used ...

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Mavericks hope run game takes off with Cimolino

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Scoring points and piling up offensive yards has been difficult for the Colorado Mesa University football program in recent years. The Mavericks scrapped the complex pro-style offense, brought in Shawn Marsh as the new offensive coordinator ...

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Fast-strike offense leads Fruita to rout of Glenwood

By Scott Schlaufman

Entering Thursday’s game against Glenwood Springs, the Fruita Monument High School football team put an emphasis on blocking. That was evident right from the start in the Wildcats’ home opener at Stocker Stadium. Devin Dance ...

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