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. 

Date for deputy’s funeral set

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said today that a memorial service will be held Monday for Deputy Derek Geer, shot Monday and being kept alive on life support following the shooting.





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    Warming up Mr. Snowman, a city’s fallen hero, Ash Wednesday service.

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    SD51 Foundation hosted a cocktail party to benefit teacher training Saturday.

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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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