Breaking News: Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5

By The AP

SALT LAKE CTIY — A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can. Police in Springville aren’t saying who killed the family or whether one of the parents might have been involved. Toxicology results have not determined an exact cause of death, but search warrants obtained ...

Bowie coal mine lays off 150

By Dennis Webb

The Bowie #2 mine near Paonia is eliminating 150 jobs in the latest setback to coal mining in the region. Bowie Resources Partners, LLC, said in a news release that its subsidiary, Bowie Resources, is scaling back production there due to termination of a coal supply deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority and continued weakness in coal demand in the region. Bowie said relocation assistance will be available to employees who fill open positions at other mines owned by the company. Bowie ...

10 Things to know for Thursday, Oct. 30

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. EBOLA CRISIS STIRS DEBATE OVER QUARANTINES   Medical experts are debating the benefits of isolating patients of deadly diseases—many are saying in this case quarantines may not be warranted or effective. EBOLA-QUARANTINES 2. IRAQI KURDS SLOWLY MAKING WAY TOWARDS SYRIA The ability of the peshmerga troops to break a siege of Kobani by the Islamic State group will depend on the ...

Popular headliner added to Country Jam lineup

By Staff

Keith Urban has been added to the list of headliners expected at next year’s 24th annual Country Jam Festival. Urban will join previously announced headliners Tim McGraw and The Band Perry. Country Jam will take place June 18-21, 2015.  ...

2 Anglo candidates to face off in Spanish debate

By The AP

DENVER — Two candidates for Colorado’s sixth congressional district are facing off in a historic Spanish-language debate. Organizers say the encounter Thursday between Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff will be the first time two congressional candidates who are not of Hispanic descent have debated in Spanish. The debate for the Aurora-area congressional seat will be at the Univision studios in Denver. The race for Coffman’s seat ...

Loveland Ski Area set to open Saturday

By The AP

GEORGETOWN — Loveland Ski Area is set to become the second resort in Colorado to open for the winter season. Despite unseasonably warm weather, resort officials say they will have enough snow for opening day Saturday. The first chair up the mountain is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Nearby Arapahoe Basin kicked off Colorado’s ski season when it opened Oct. 17. It was the third straight year that A-Basin won the race with Loveland to be the first resort in the state to open. Warm ...

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