Ash Wednesday

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Margarito Betencourt, right, places ash on Barbara Kennedy’s forehead at an Ash Wednesday service at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church today. The event signifies the beginning of Lent which represents the 40 days Jesus Christ spent fasting in the desert. 

WPX sells Piceance oil fields for $910M

WPX Energy is cashing in on its sprawling Piceance Basin natural gas operation for $910 million.





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    SJ-White Iced Party
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    SD51 Foundation hosted a cocktail party to benefit teacher training Saturday.

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    Deputy Sheriff Shot
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    A deputy is shot after responding to a report of a man carrying a gun.

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    An officer was shot and the suspect apprehended in a Pear Park neighborhood.

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    A lot. Adoptees given rights to original birth certificates.

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    Scenes from Hanging Lake in the winter.

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    Fly tying contest, CMU baseball and softball, Fruita girls basketball.


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