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Regional Housing Needs, Assessment Study Discussed by Garfield County Commissioners

Glenwood Springs—Jobs are plentiful, housing is not.  That about sums up a recent housing study and needs assessment that encompassed the region stretching from Battlement Mesa to Aspen to Western Eagle County.  David Schwartz, Executive Vice President of Denver-based Economic … Continue reading

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Results of Regional Housing Survey to be Unveiled

Glenwood Springs—There’s a major shortage of housing in the tri-county region according to the results of a recent study. The findings will be presented tomorrow morning during a special work session with the Garfield County Board of Commissioners. The study … Continue reading

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Victims of Fiery Crash Identified

Lakewood—The four people killed last week when a semi slammed into stopped traffic on eastbound I-70 near the Colorado Mills Shopping Center were all men from Colorado.  The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified them as 61 year old Doyle Harrison … Continue reading

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Regional Battles Over Greater Sage Grouse

Las Vegas, NV—The federal government’s plan to drill for oil and gas in a remote section of northeast Nevada may be challenged in court by conservationists who claim it will harm the habitat of the Greater Sage Grouse.  The Center … Continue reading

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Colorado Reinsurance Bill in Trouble

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Senators Bob Rankin and Kerry Donovan are working frantically on a bill to cut rural health insurance premiums by having the state help private insurers. But the reinsurance bill has been drastically changed. The reinsurance bill … Continue reading

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Former Colorado University Football Coach Going to Jail

BOULDER (AP) – A former assistant football coach for the University of Colorado has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.  Joe Tumpkin was sentenced in Broomfield District Court on Thursday after he pleaded guilty in … Continue reading

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Potential Legal Battles Loom Over Oil & Gas Bill

DENVER (AP) – Opponents of a new Colorado oil and gas law that puts public safety ahead of production are dropping an attempt to overturn it this year. They said Thursday that they may try in 2020. They had planned … Continue reading

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Horrific, Fiery Crash Closes I-70 in West Denver

LAKEWOOD (AP) – A truck driver blamed for causing a deadly pileup involving over two dozen vehicles near Denver has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges. Lakewood police spokesman Ty Countryman said today  there’s no indication that drugs or alcohol … Continue reading

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Mesa County Man may get a New Trial

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Prosecutors in Mesa County plan to appeal a ruling overturning the conviction of a man found guilty in the bludgeoning deaths of a woman and her daughter in 1996.  Verle Mangum, was 17 at the time … Continue reading

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Magazine Capacity is in the State Supreme Court Again

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s highest court is set to decide whether a law banning gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds violates a person’s state constitutional right to bear arms. The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Supreme Court … Continue reading

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