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Hickenlooper sworn in as Colorado’s 42nd governor

By The AP

DENVER — Democrat John Hickenlooper took the oath of office today as Colorado’s 42nd governor and promised to immediately go to work on the state’s top issues: jobs and the economy Hickenlooper told hundreds of people ...

Plea deal: Man nearly four times DUI in fatal accident

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man who pleaded guilty this morning in a fatal drunk driving accident from August had consumed nearly four times Colorado’s legal limit for alcohol while behind the wheel, according to a plea agreement formalized this ...

Marijuana challenge turned away by Colo. court

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado’s Supreme Court won’t hear a sweeping challenge to the state’s new medical marijuana laws. The court has turned down a request by some marijuana advocates to hear arguments on whether parts of those ...

Frigid weather remains across Colorado

By The AP

DENVER — Frigid weather remains across Colorado and winds are making it seem even colder. Conditions are among the worst in the far Eastern Plains. The National Weather Service says wind chill values of minus 25 and below were possible ...

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Suspect in wife’s killing confessed, affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A Paonia man suspected of stabbing his wife to death confessed the killing to his mother in a phone conversation before he surrendered to law enforcement, according to an arrest affidavit made public Monday. Julie Yager, a South Dakota ...

Male victim identified in Fruitvale party shooting

By Paul Shockley

A man who was shot repeatedly during an early morning party Saturday in Fruitvale was “stable” at a local hospital, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Monday. Burton “Butch” Shoebridge, 51, was wounded ...

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Collbran man booked in ‘sexting’ case

By Paul Shockley

A 60-year-old man traded sexually explicit text messages over several days with a Mesa County sheriff’s investigator who was posing as a young girl as part of a “sexting” investigation, an arrest affidavit alleges. Cyrus ...

Champion in girl’s eyes named stock show winner

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

All the cold morning feedings, all the rope burns on newly calloused hands, all the emotional attachment that is inevitably forged between animal and cowgirl — it all was worth the effort for Morgan Young when her steer, Buddy, was named ...

No special precautions, Tipton says

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., won’t change the way he deals with the public in the wake of the shooting of an Arizona representative on Saturday. Tipton, who was sworn into office last week, said his thoughts were with Rep. Gabrielle ...

Meis jabs at Acquafresca in e-mail

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Officially, Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland was appointed Monday to lead the board of commissioners in 2011. Unofficially, she and Commissioner Craig Meis agreed to that arrangement in an exchange of e-mails two months ago, with Meis ...

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