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German students visit Central High

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Sixteen German students and two of their teachers are one week into a three-week exchange program at Central High School. Visiting students are auditing classes at the high school and getting a taste of life in the United States while staying ...

House candidate admits taking items from grocery store

By Charles Ashby

The same day she officially became a candidate for House District 58, Tammy Theis was issued a citation on suspicion of shoplifting last week. The Democrat admitted to the Sept. 6 incident, saying she mistakenly placed a handful of items in ...


‘We’re scared’

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The mother of a woman killed in a 2001 shooting spree in Rifle told a judge Thursday that the assailant shouldn’t be allowed to have supervised outings from a state mental hospital. “I think if he is ready ...


Fruita woman getting mail finds body

By Rachel Sauer

The body of a man in his early 20s was found in a Fruita irrigation ditch Wednesday afternoon and authorities are trying to identify him. About 3:30 p.m., according to neighbors, a woman who lives nearby was walking to get her mail and saw ...

Multiblock project was to be ‘anchor’ for north downtown

By Duffy Hayes

With the possible sale of a key piece of property, the future of a complex development idea known as the Catalyst Project is uncertain. That project, proposed several years ago, envisioned a new central library, a new senior recreation ...

GJ truck driver killed in crash

By Staff

A truck driver from Grand Junction was killed early Monday in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 550 about 3 miles northwest of Silverton, the Colorado State Patrol said. The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. when a 1994 semi tractor-trailer, ...

West Nile threat urgent, official says

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A surge in the number of people contracting West Nile virus prompted health officials Wednesday to renew urgings that residents remain vigilant about protecting themselves. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now ...

Attorneys see light 
at end of tunnel 
for state water deal

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An attorney for the Colorado River Water Conservation District said parties hope to get the final sign-offs and execute an historic in-state water agreement by the end of October. “We’re hoping for a month ...

Guv: Pot measure wrong for Colorado

By Charles Ashby

A measure to legalize marijuana in the state is wrong for Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday. The Democratic governor said legalizing marijuana would send the wrong message to the state’s youth. “Colorado is known ...

Coal still in energy mix, says speaker

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The switch from coal to natural gas for electricity is taking place with remarkable speed in the United States, but the world’s most reliable energy sources are far from obsolete, the Texas state geologist said Wednesday. Even while the ...

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