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Thompson Divide protectors in high gear

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A group opposing oil and gas development southwest of Glenwood Springs has escalated its efforts due to a company’s plans to seek permission to drill there by next year. Zane Kessler, executive director of the ...

West Nile found in horse; animal treated in Olathe

By Bob Silbernagel

The first confirmed case of West Nile virus in a horse on the Western Slope was treated in Olathe last week. The horse, a 3-year-old gelding, suffered some neurological problems but was able to walk, load in a trailer and return home, said ...

3 killed, 1 injured in crash near Craig

By Staff

Three men, including one from Rangely, were killed early Saturday when the car they were in slammed head-on into a tractor-trailer near Craig, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Troopers say an Audi A4, driven by a 35-year-old Fort ...


Young Mormons prepare for trek with ‘faith in every footstep’

By Rachel Sauer

Maybe the pioneers, too, occasionally circled right instead of left, or forgot that a do-si-do was done without hands. Maybe, at the end of a long, long day on the trail, they forgot the steps or accidentally smashed other dancers’ ...


Group is horse power behind the herds

By Rachel Sauer

Whenever Beverly Madaris and her husband, Henry, went to a horse adoption, he tried to talk her into a bay or a paint or some other gleaming eye-catcher. But Beverly only had eyes for the palominos. They’ve always been her favorites. ...

For The Record, July 28, 2012

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Patrick Keating and Dusti Cooper, Grand Junction, a daughter, July 5. Jesse and Mysti McElroy, Clifton, a daughter, July 5. Wally and Amber Brackett, Grand Junction, a daughter, July 6. Frank and Brynn ...

Rains, mudflows take heavy toll on drought-stressed fish

By Dennis Webb

Heavy rain and mudflows that blocked a railroad northeast of Glenwood Springs Tuesday night also apparently contributed to the deaths of thousands of fish. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a news release that the dead fish have appeared ...

Police: Politics, alcohol fuel bow and arrow arrest

By Paul Shockley

A 68-year-old man menaced his neighbor with a bow and arrow in an alcohol-fueled dispute over politics, according to an arrest affidavit. Alan C. Klise, 135 S. 10th St., No. 7, allegedly admitted to responding Grand Junction police officers ...

Two more arrests in botched robbery, beating

By Paul Shockley

The alleged getaway driver and a woman who allegedly helped the two primary suspects in a failed robbery and beating of a woman earlier this month were arrested on Thursday. Devin Doyle Critchfield, 17, was wanted on suspicion of complicity ...

Forest Service considers future of cave closures

By Dennis Webb

Colorado cavers are anxiously awaiting a U.S. Forest Service decision about future management of caves in its Rocky Mountain Region after it closed them the last two years to protect bats from the deadly white-nose syndrome fungus. Janelle ...

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