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Juvenile Charged with Starting Grand Junction Fire

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A juvenile has been charged with arson after authorities say he sparked a brush fire by setting off an illegal firework in western Colorado. The July 4 fire burned about 9 acres near Connected Lake … Continue reading

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State Confirms Vesicular Stomatitis in La Plata, Larimer and Weld Counties

DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials are asking ranchers to report sick animals after a disease that primarily affects horses and cattle has been confirmed in the state. The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed more than two dozen cases of … Continue reading

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Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction

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BLM Headquarters Moving to Grand Junction

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner says the Trump administration is moving the headquarters of the federal government’s largest land agency to western Colorado. Gardner said Monday the Bureau of Land Management’s Washington office will move to Grand … Continue reading

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Vernal Man Sentenced for Possessing Non-Native Sheep on Private Hunting Ranch

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A man has been sentenced for possessing prohibited, non-native sheep at his private hunting ranch in Colorado. 34-year-old Michael Gates pleaded guilty June 19 to illegally possessing and importing exotic sheep species. Gates received a … Continue reading

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Man Killed by Lightning

DENVER (AP) – A Denver man has died after being struck by lightning while hiking on a Colorado peak. The 36-year-old man died while his 37-year-old wife sustained non-life threatening injuries Sunday on Bear Peak. Officials did not release their … Continue reading

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One Lane of Highway 325 Open

State Highway 325 north of Rifle is open today with one lane of alternating traffic after a portion of the road collapsed into Rifle Creek on Friday. The road was completely closed Friday afternoon when the roadway collapsed past the … Continue reading

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Road Alert: Bank Failure on Hwy 325 North of Rifle

8:40 AM 7/13/19 Update: Colorado Department of Transportation said there was no movement overnight. Highway 325 has been reopened at MM 7 with 1 lane and traffic signal. 10:00 PM Update: As you would expect, the Colorado Department of Transportation … Continue reading

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USDA Rural Development

Glenwood Springs—With tax revenues expected to decline in the coming years, Garfield County is going to be hard-pressed to fund every program and project that comes along.  Fortunately, there’s help through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Sallie Clark is the … Continue reading

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Senior & Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption

Glenwood Springs—Time is running out for Garfield County senior citizens to get a big break on their property tax bills. Thanks to Referendum A, passed by Colorado voters in 2000, 50% of the first $200,000 of actual value of a … Continue reading

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