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Mary Lou Ridenour replaces a flower that had fallen from a bouquet between the headstones at the new memorial for her son Clancy Nichols and grandson Danny Nichols at Collbran’s Clover Cemetery during a visit to the site. The two were buried by the West Salt Creek Landslide, which can be seen as the light gray streak at the base of the distant mountains above Danny’s stone.


One year after Collbran landslide, family and neighbors remember what was lost

COLLBRAN — The site of a monstrous landslide that captured the nation’s attention almost a year ago to the date is painful for Mary Lou Ridenour to look at.
The matriarch of the Nichols family, Ridenour, 85, mostly averts her eyes when someone drives her up the road out of town, 330 E, or the “peninsula,” as locals call it.

City market construction starts, but with new limits

Construction of a 60,000-square-foot big box City Market at 12th Street and Patterson Road started last week, but with changes to accommodate complaints from nearby homeowners.


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