• Local Briefs, Nov. 29, 2014

    Tree-care workshop on Dec. 4 The Western Slope Tree Care Workshop will be offered Dec. 4, at Two Rivers Convention Center. The workshop is an educational opportunity for tree and...

  • Drainage district must work around history law

    Miles of ditches throughout much of the Grand Valley north of the Colorado River will get a once-over in the coming months as the Grand Valley Drainage District surveys its network of...

  • Two entities stitch together a win-win plan

    A joint initiative that has been teaching professional sewing skills in Rifle has had another hoped-for result, helping prompt the founding of a related business in the city. Four Roaring...

  • State board sends letter supporting test reform

    In a display of support for school districts backing standardized testing reform, Colorado State Board of Education members recently sent a letter to the state’s Standards and...

  • Blotter: Nov. 29, 2014

    Local law enforcement agencies did not publish crime reports Friday due to the holiday. ...

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    Couple take on ballot measure to keep darkness at bay

    Two Colorado residents are hoping to keep Colorado on daylight saving time year-round. Sean and Teri Johnson, who live in Lakewood, are trying to get a measure onto the 2016 ballot that...

  • U.S. attorney files for cash, SUV in probe

    A North Avenue business has been a front for prostitution since at least 2011, and its owner hasn’t filed personal or business tax returns in five years, federal prosecutors alleged...


  • Rare optimism ahead of climate talks in Lima

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Energized by new targets set by China and the United States, the world's top climate polluters, U.N. global warming talks resume Monday with unusual optimism despite evidence that human-generated climate change is already happening and bound to get worse.

  • Venezuela gets ballet commemorating Chavez's life

    CARACS, Venezuela (AP) — In life, Venezuela's exuberant leader Hugo Chavez often captivated supporters by bursting into song, even the occasional dance. Now that he's gone, supporters are turning to the musical arts to help immortalize him.

  • French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.

  • Taiwan local elections test pro-China ruling party

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's relations with historic foe China are playing a key role in local elections on the self-ruled island Saturday as the ruling Nationalist Party meets increased resistance to forging stronger ties with Beijing.

  • Chicago police: 1 killed in shooting at Nordstrom

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a man shot his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself in a Nordstrom in Chicago's River North neighborhood.

  • Protesters break windows in San Francisco shops

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through downtown San Francisco streets packed with Black Friday shoppers to protest a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Protests temporarily close malls, shut down trains

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as other rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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  • Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's future

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.

  • Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House now that the official tree has arrived.

  • Southern Democrats urge a return to party basics

    ATLANTA (AP) — Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well.

  • Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.

  • Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground

    ATLANTA (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.

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