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Delta students going to national competition

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Lincoln Elementary School in Delta will send 14 students to the Destination Imagination Global Finals on May 23–26 in Knoxville, Tenn. Two teams of seven Lincoln students qualified for Colorado’s Destination Imagination ...

Jump onto tracks likely suicide attempt

By Amy Hamilton

A Glenwood Springs man likely shocked Amtrak passengers when he jumped off a platform and under a train as it started to move Wednesday. Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson declined to give the man’s name, but he said the man ...

Man found dead in Colorado River; may be auto thief

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Authorities are investigating whether a man found dead Thursday in the Colorado River between Silt and Rifle was connected to a vehicle theft April 16. Garfield County Search and Rescue and Rifle Fire Department officials removed the body ...

Western Slope prime location for fire outbreak

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Colorado’s beetle-killed and drought-dried forests are among the spots that are worrisome for federal firefighting agencies. The number of dead trees leading to an increased level of hazardous fuels is marking the Western Slope of the ...

Senators invoke religion to rip civil unions

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Allowing gays and lesbians to enter into civil unions is against God’s law, and lawmakers should reject it, some GOP senators said Thursday. “My prayer as I stand here is for my words of truth to be spoken ...

Voter registrations lost or stolen from Dem group

By Amy Hamilton

Eighteen completed voter-registration forms were either misplaced or stolen, according to staff members of Grand Junction’s branch of Organizing for America, 546 Main St., No. 403. And state law indicates the disappearance of those ...

Student hosting concerts to benefit school bands

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Palisade High School freshman Josh Anders raised $1,600 last year during a fundraising concert for school bands. The 15-year-old hopes to raise thousands more for middle school and high school bands this year when he expands the fundraiser to ...


DNA clears man in 1994 rape, murder

By Paul Shockley

A man who has served nearly 16 years in prison for the 1994 rape and murder of a Palisade woman has been exonerated by new testing of DNA evidence in the case. Robert D. Dewey, 51, is scheduled to appear Monday before District Judge Brian ...


Robber strikes Alpine Bank in Clifton

By Paul Shockley

A man who robbed a Clifton bank after passing a threatening note to a teller was the subject of a manhunt Thursday night. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said the man entered Alpine Bank, 3243 Interstate 70 ...

Cheap gas filling in for hydropower

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Like many ranchers and farmers, the Western Area Power Administration is looking with trepidation at the minimal flows into reservoirs on the Colorado River Basin. Unlike those irrigators, though, the administration, which sells electricity ...

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