• Officials remind parents to check children’s candy

    Candy tampering isn’t considered a large problem in the area, but law enforcement still suggested adults inspect each piece of candy before children dive into their trick-or-treating...

  • Taser deployed on student at Palisade High

    A student at Palisade High School described as “disruptive” was shot with a Taser Thursday, and injured both the police officer and the high school’s principal in the...

  • Keith Urban to perform at Country Jam

    The Country Jam 2015 festival got a major lineup boost Thursday with the announcement that four-time Grammy Award winner and “American Idol” judge Keith Urban will headline one...

  • Police: 35 children given sleep aid dose

    Montrose police believe that some 35 children who were charges at a Montrose day care center were each given an adult dose of the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin last week, and have...

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    150 mine layoffs rock North Fork

    The North Fork Valley is reeling from news that the Bowie No. 2 mine near Paonia is eliminating 150 jobs in the latest setback to coal mining in the region. Bowie Resource Partners, LLC,...

  • Blotter, Oct. 31, 2014

    Man suspected of leaving car on train tracks Danny Carey, 54, was issued a summons on suspicion of careless driving Oct. 18 after he allegedly tried to beat a Union Pacific train to a...

  • Briefs: Oct. 31, 2014

    Taco bar raises funds for deputy A catered taco bar fundraiser, to benefit Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Keith Chadd, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, will be from...


  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

  • Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.

  • Suspected ETA member arrested in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.

  • Yemen's Shiite rebels give president ultimatum

    ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the president 10 days starting from Friday to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.

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  • Baker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — After a tight campaign, could the race for Massachusetts governor come down to a fish story?

  • Medicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law five years ago.

  • Early votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake.

  • US blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Friday blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.

  • Pentagon gives defense civilians options on Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says its civilian employees who return from Ebola response missions in West Africa will not be required to undergo the same 21-day quarantine-like monitoring that is required of most returning U.S. military members.

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