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Rep. Jared Polis announces run for Colorado governor

DENVER – U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is joining a crowded field in the race for Colorado governor. The Democrat from Boulder said Sunday that he wants to see the state use 100 percent renewable energy by...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Do you wonder where your letters went?

Some of your letters to the editor were misplaced. After a recent update to The-Journal.com , some letters to the editor – about 50 of them – languished in our website’s out basket, never reaching...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez protesters take Tipton to task on health care

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, encountered a passionate group of protesters during an appearance at the Montezuma County Commissioners’ meeting on Monday. About 40 people lined up on the street...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bill to prevent federal violations of Colorado constitutional rights dies

DENVER – A measure to protect Coloradans from federal overreach was unexpectedly killed Monday at the request of the bill sponsor. House Bill 1331, which would prohibit state agencies from...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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GOP kills Trump inspired tax return disclosure bill

DENVER – A Democratic-backed effort to force presidential candidate to disclose their tax returns met its end Monday in a GOP-held committee. House Bill 1328, which would have made the disclosure...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State Democrats reject compromise on hospital fee

DENVER – Lawmakers continue to struggle to find a compromise that would spare Colorado’s hospitals from the budgetary chopping block. Negotiations on Senate Bill 267, which contains a number of...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative Roundup: Bill to push back last call dies

DENVER – The end of the legislative session is creeping up and with it comes a unique way of killing pieces of legislation that are unlikely to survive the two chambers and the Governor’s veto pen:...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan coal mine gets new review

The U.S. Department of Interior will take another, closer look at an expansion plan for the San Juan Coal mine in northwestern New Mexico. The Interior Department had faced a 2013 lawsuit filed by...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man gets 17 years after fatal burglary in Durango

The first of four men arrested in a home-invasion style robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a Fort Lewis College student was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison. Daniel Nelson Wright,...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tipton talks current events at Cortez Middle School

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, took questions from students at a forum at Cortez Middle School on Friday afternoon. Students asked the representative from the 3rd Congressional District...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Western governors see a partner in EPA’s Pruitt

Just a few days in office, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency hosted an early Sunday morning breakfast for 11 Western governors. Scott Pruitt told them face-to-face what...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The gap between conservatives and conservationists

While the Bundy family’s exploits in Nevada and Oregon have drawn new attention recently as trials proceed, the Sagebrush Rebellion has been advancing steadily on another front in Utah. Over the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News