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Man believed to have died in fire

By Dennis Webb

A witness says a burning barrel of trash appears to have been the cause of a fire believed to have killed a man in a mobile home near New Castle Sunday. Brit McLin, chief of the Burning Mountains Fire Department, said Monday it was his ...

Ritter appoints prosecutor to Montrose County judgeship

By Staff

MONTROSE — Gov. Bill Ritter announced Friday that retiring Montrose County Judge John J. Mitchel will be replaced by Jerry Joe Montgomery, assistant district attorney for the 7th Judicial District, effective Jan. 11. According to a ...

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Technology keeps teachers up-to-date

By Emily Shockley

Textbooks can’t keep up when information changes as fast as technology allows. That’s why Shawn Gregg, a ninth-grade science teacher at Fruita 8–9 School, adapted his teaching techniques to keep up. Last year, his students ...

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Coal miners fear for jobs

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More than 300 people, most of them coal miners or people tied to the industry, on Monday urged the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to reject plans to wean electricity generation off coal. The commission heard dozens of speakers in an ...

Baby boy killed in crash near Glenwood

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A 1-year-old boy died in a car accident west of Glenwood Springs on Sunday morning after he was ejected from his car seat, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Isaac Alessandro was pronounced dead at the scene of the rollover, which ...


Friends, family remember slain man, seek answers

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Friends and relatives of a man fatally shot by a Colorado State Patrol trooper shared tears, stories and a common desire Sunday night: to see accountability for Jason Kemp’s death. More than 30 people gathered on the steps of the Mesa ...

BLM advisory group against drilling ban in Vermillion Basin

By Dennis Webb

A diverse advisory group to the Bureau of Land Management is criticizing plans to prohibit oil and gas drilling in the 77,000-acre Vermillion Basin northwest of Craig. The Northwest Resource Advisory Council is calling on the BLM not to ...

Shale oil firm readies for pilot test

By Dennis Webb

You know you work in a remote location when visitors are impressed to see a UPS truck pull into your parking lot. If the employees of American Shale Oil LLC have their way, one day they’ll be putting their rural Rio Blanco County ...

Grand Valley governments share staff during recession

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If this had been any other year, the town of Palisade likely wouldn’t have hesitated to hire a full-time replacement when its only planner, Nathan Boddy, quit this summer. But as Grand Valley governments are reminded every time they ...

Traffic Alert, Aug. 30, 2010

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: CDOT widening of Interstate 70 Business Loop: This project will widen I-70B between 24 Road and 24 3/4 Road. Traffic has been switched to the south side in the construction ...

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