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I-70 Business Loop to close Thursday night for overpass work

By Staff

Interstate 70 Business Loop at 29 Road will close overnight Thursday as crews lay concrete for the deck of the new overpass at 29 Road, Grand Junction city officials said in a release today. The closure and detours, affecting both eastbound ...

Colo. St. Parks joins crackdown on drunken boaters

By The AP

DENVER — State parks officials are aiming for a dry summer on Colorado lakes. To keep it dry — as in no drunken boating — law enforcement officers will be out in force this weekend. Colorado State Parks is participating in ...

Court rules Ritter cell phone records not public

By The AP

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled records of official cellphone calls made by former Gov. Bill Ritter made while in office are not public records. The court ruled Monday the records are not open for mandatory public ...

Firefighters say steep terrain limits fire fight

By The AP

WESTCLIFFE — Firefighters say steep terrain is hampering their efforts to contain a wildfire in southern Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service says the potential for the fire to grow on the west flank of the Duckett fire remains moderate, ...

Council wants another TABOR override vote

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction voters agreed in 2007 that the city could use tax revenue that exceeded TABOR limits to more quickly pay off the loan on the Riverside Parkway. Debt on the 6.8-mile beltway around the city’s southern edge could be paid ...

Baby dies at hospital in Denver

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction infant, who was hospitalized in Denver for 16 days with an unspecified medical problem, died earlier this month, authorities said. The Grand Junction Police Department said Monday that it continues to investigate the death of ...

Study on drilling effects questionable

By Dennis Webb

Efforts to design a long-term environmental and health monitoring study for Battlement Mesa residents facing natural gas development are under way, despite questions about whether the experts doing the work are anti-industry. The Colorado ...

14 employees cut from staff at St. Mary’s

By Amy Hamilton

St. Mary’s Hospital laid off 14 employees last week in an effort to brace against further health care reimbursement cuts while balancing increasing demands for services, hospital officials said. Most of the positions were part-time ...

Ag agency’s proposed rules may hurt more than help, Tipton says

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Proposed rule changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture aimed at increasing transparency in the food-supply network would increase paperwork and harm businesses, industry officials said. Two congressmen, including U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, ...

Mesa State expanding student housing

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Just weeks before the scheduled completion this summer of a residence hall on Bunting Avenue, Mesa State College trustees decided Monday to add another 182 beds to its ever-expanding roster of student housing complexes. The college’s ...

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