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Massage message, don’t abandon core beliefs, GOP leaders say

By Charles Ashby

While the Republican Party is talking about whether it should retool itself in the face of several losses after this month’s elections, don’t expect the Grand Old Party to turn its back on its core beliefs, state GOP leaders ...

James Holmes

12 killed, 59 wounded in Colorado theater shooting

By The Associated Press

AURORA — As the new Batman movie played on the screen, a gunman dressed in black and wearing a helmet, body armor and a gas mask stepped through a side door. At first he was just a silhouette, taken by some in the audience for a stunt ...

Vatican searches for clues in unsolved mystery

By The Associated Press

ROME — Forensic police swarmed the crypt of a Roman basilica on Monday to exhume the body of a reputed mobster as part of an investigation into one of the Vatican’s most enduring mysteries: the 1983 disappearance of the teenage ...

Oil shale cut from transportation bill

By Dennis Webb

Two Republican congressmen from Colorado indicated Wednesday their party’s legislative attempts to foster more energy development, including of oil shale, appear doomed following U.S. Senate action this week. The Senate approved a ...

Authorities link resurgence of heroin in Grand Valley to prescription drug abuse

By Paul Shockley

Heroin’s foothold in western Colorado for years was isolated to the mountains, chiefly Pitkin County and Aspen, according to the Grand Junction head of the Drug Enforcement Administration. That high has come down to the valleys, ...

Cop suspected Bradford was drunk

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—The Denver police officer who pulled over Rep. Laura Bradford on Jan. 25 said he wanted to issue the Collbran Republican a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol, but he was told not to. Officer Brian Klaus also said ...

Vail Resorts to add Tahoe’s Kirkwood Mountain Resort

By Dave Buchanan

Vail Resorts, Inc, announced Wednesday its plans to purchase Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe, Cal. The resort would become Vail’s third ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area and seventh resort in all. The company already owns Heavenly ...

Tamayo Charlie Mug

Gymnast hopes to compete in London

By {screen_name}

When Charlie Tamayo raised his right hand and spoke the oath of American citizenship, he removed one of the last non-athletic obstacles to representing the United States in the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer. “Now that ...

Long-missing World War II airman buried in Denver

By Paul Shockley

DENVER — A World War II airman from Denver has been buried in his hometown, 67 years after he and other crewmen disappeared when their B-17G Flying Fortress crashed in Germany. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John J. Bono was buried Friday ...

Douglas Pass crash kills 3 Junction men

By Paul Shockley

Alcohol is a suspected factor in a crash that killed three Grand Junction men early Thursday on Douglas Pass, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Troopers were called about 6 a.m. by a passer-by who came across a green Ford F350 pickup ...

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