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Paonia

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Judge Halts West Elk Mine Expansion

A federal judge has blocked a coal mine expansion planned in Gunnison County, ruling that federal authorities wrongly ignored carbon costs when approving the expansion of Arch Coal Inc.’s West Elk Mine.

06/27/2014

An image of the mudslide (credit: CBS)

Western Slope Landslide: It’s Just A Matter Of When

The landslide that skidded down out of a bowl shaped drop-off from the Grand Mesa Sunday night had enough material to stretch out for three miles, and it was hundreds of feet deep in some spots.

05/30/2014

Black bear (credit: Jeff Ulvedal)

Bear Euthanized After Deaths Of 40 Chickens Near Paonia

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say they have euthanized a bear that killed about 40 chickens near Paonia.

06/10/2013

An image from the slide (credit:: CDOT)

1 Lane Of Colorado 133 Near McClure Pass Reopens

Colorado transportation officials have opened one lane of Colorado Highway 133 to alternating traffic near Paonia Reservoir, as workers finish cleaning up a rock slide.

05/07/2013

Bear Ranch near Paonia is owned by Bill Koch. (credit: CBS)

Gunnison Co. Deputy Suspended After Off-Duty Job At Koch Ranch

A Gunnison County Sheriff’s deputy will be suspended and has to teach an ethics class for not asking the sheriff if he could take an off duty job at a billionaire’s ranch.

12/13/2012

A public road on federal land runs through the middle of Bill Koch's Bear Ranch near Paonia. (credit: CBS)

Billionaire Seeks To Bridge Land Gap By Making Swap

A billionaire ranch owner in Western Colorado is upping the ante in his bid to make a swap for some strategic federal land.

11/16/2012

Bear Ranch near Paonia is owned by Bill Koch. (credit: CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses Billionaire Of Kidnapping Man

A billionaire is accused in a lawsuit of kidnapping and holding a man against his will. A Gunnison County Sheriff’s deputy is also said to be involved.

11/15/2012

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BLM Puts Off North Fork Valley Oil And Gas Sale

The Bureau of Land Management is putting off plans to lease 30,000 acres for oil and gas development in Colorado’s North Fork Valley.

05/02/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama in Denver in April (credit: CBS)

2 Colorado Women Invited To State Of The Union By First Lady

Two women from Colorado are among those invited to Washington to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

01/24/2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Proposes $375M Cut For Schools

Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing state lawmakers slash public school funding by $375 million to help come to grips with an estimated $1 billion budget gap that’s looming as federal stimulus money dries up and the economy continues to lag.

02/15/2011

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