• Tapia wants more debate time with opponent, Tipton

    The contest for the 3rd Congressional District has been quiet — too quiet to suit the challenger, according to former state Sen. Abel Tapia. The Pueblo Democrat is hoping to unseat...

  • Death Notices, Oct. 22, 2014

    ■ Terry Jick “T.J.” Balbach, 57, Loma, died Oct. 18, 2014, at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Western Slope Cattlemen’s Auction in Loma. Mr....

  • 102214_Unemployment

    Mesa County jobless rate hits 6-year low

    The Mesa County jobless rate fell to 4.5 percent in September — its lowest level in nearly six years — as more county residents became employed and the local labor force grew,...

  • Teacher cleared of wrongdoing

    A Fruita 8/9 social studies teacher suspected of hitting a student earlier this year is back in the classroom and will not face criminal charges, according to the Fruita prosecutor who...

  • Water official: Address 
Western Slope concerns

    A Western Slope water official wants to make sure that even if a draft state water plan doesn’t solve conflicts over Colorado River basin issues, it at least fully acknowledges their...

  • 102214_2a_tipton

    Tipton gets earful about regulations

    An expanding web of regulations means a less certain business environment, which is holding back the nation’s economic recovery, several business representatives said Tuesday during a...

  • GarCo debates 
who will inspect 
eateries, festivals


    The state is working on a contract with the Mesa County Health Department to have it do restaurant food safety licensing and inspections in western Garfield County. That’s prompting...



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  • Inspector: 'Serious lapse' at Secret Service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.

  • The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.

  • Feds loosen eligibility for parent loan program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students.

  • New Ebola 'czar' to meet with Obama, top aides

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is convening a meeting Wednesday with his new Ebola "czar," Ron Klain, and other top aides.

  • Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.

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