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Pete Isaacson of Montrose surveys the display of a wickiup that was found in southwest Colorado in the 1970s and was painstakingly reassembled at the Ute Museum in Montrose. The museum closed Tuesday temporarily for a major renovation that will double its size. The lighted display on the wall depicts Ouray, chief of the Ute tribe, and his wife, Chipeta.

Revamped museum to bring Ute history into the present

MONTROSE — Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk recalls annual trips to the Montrose area and the Ute Indian Museum south of Montrose on U.S. Highway 550. She and her siblings played in the artisan foundation that is protected by a cement teepee.

State will meet goal on power, group says

A conservation group says Colorado already is on track to achieve three-quarters of the carbon emission reductions required of the state by the Environmental Protection Agency under its clean power plan.

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