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Romney mines Craig crowd

By Dennis Webb

CRAIG—Emily Weber of Craig credits the high-paying coal industry for enabling her to stay at home with baby daughter Baylei Padilla while Baylei’s dad, Marcus Padilla, works at Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Mine in Routt ...


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2 hurt as car careens off cliff

By Paul Shockley

One man was jailed and two passengers in his car were critically injured after an alleged alcohol-fueled joyride Tuesday ended in a crash in Colorado National Monument, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Timothy Tyler, 21, was booked ...


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Flags will wave in Clifton long after holiday

By Amy Hamilton

It’s the day after Memorial Day, but Old Glory flies proudly above most homes in a small area on D 1/2 Road. In fact, the seven American flags, most of them whipping in the breeze on poles about 20 feet high, will be there next week as ...


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Fire near Paradox about 30 percent contained

By Amy Hamilton

Pat Mann of Paradox Valley said she was lucky that the Sunrise Mine Fire that was still burning about 5,200 acres on Monday tore through pinon and cedar trees that had burned about five years ago. At that time, the fire came within a ...


Udall: Study hazards of old uranium mines

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More than 1,300 holes punched into Colorado by uranium miners would be studied to determine the extent of the hazard they pose, under legislation pending before the U.S. Senate. The provision sought by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., in the ...


CMU seeks $1 million grant from Garfield County

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Colorado Mesa University trustees are requesting $1 million from the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District. The lease district is an independent public body that manages federal mineral lease payments filtered through the ...


Suit challenges fee to pay for roads, bridges

By Charles Ashby

A shadowy nonprofit group has filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court challenging a 3-year-old Colorado law that increased annual vehicle registration fees to pay for road and bridge repairs. In the lawsuit, the TABOR Foundation claims the ...


Deadline nears to comment on coal expansion

By Dennis Webb

A public comment deadline ends Wednesday on a draft study of a proposal to expand two Bowie Resources, LLC, federal coal leases by a total of about 500 acres. The Bureau of Land Management says the lease modification proposal would prevent ...


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Memorial Day rites honor generations of veterans

By Amy Hamilton

Mary Gygax knows a little something about sacrifice. Her first husband, Randy Hodges, now deceased, served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War. Now her son, Michael Gygax, 28,  also in the Navy is aboard the USS New York heading toward ...


Uncompahgre skull tested for DNA

By Paul Shockley

A human skull found last fall on the Uncompahgre Plateau remains a mystery to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, which has pinned hopes in the case on DNA technology. Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Henry Stoffel said laboratory ...


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