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11 students in region are Daniels Scholars

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Eleven high school seniors from Delta, Garfield, Mesa and Montrose counties are among this year’s Daniels Fund Scholarship Program winners. The scholarship program pays all undergraduate college costs for recipients, minus funding from ...

Person hurt after jumping under train

By Staff

A person jumped from the platform at the Glenwood Springs Amtrak station under a westbound train Wednesday but wasn’t killed, an Amtrak spokesman said. The California Zephyr, which left Chicago on Tuesday, was leaving the station when ...


Eckert takes over as monument superintendent

By Amy Hamilton

Wednesday’s installation of a new superintendent at Colorado National Monument marked a full circle for Lisa Eckert. Eckert, a 30-year veteran of the National Park Service, worked in 1984 as a seasonal ranger in the fiery sandstone ...

State may not see electric car emission benefits

By Matthew Berger

Hybrid and other high-mileage, gasoline-powered vehicles driven in Colorado may produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than all-electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf, according to a report released Tuesday. The report, from ...

No community consensus on monument status

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Grand Valley residents are knotted in disagreement about whether to seek national park status for Colorado National Monument, a study committee concluded. Committee members next month will tell U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and U.S. Sen. ...

Club 20 sets lineup for leadership conference

By Staff

A GE Healthcare executive, a former head of the Colorado Democratic Party and a former justice of the Colorado Supreme Court headline a list of speakers for Club 20’s leadership conference in May. Retired Rear Adm. Arnold Lotring, who ...

Sentencing of couple for animal cruelty delayed

By Amy Hamilton

A Delta County couple who pleaded guilty in an animal-cruelty case had their sentencing delayed nearly three months so they can come up with enough money to retain an attorney. Patricia and Charles Keune each entered a guilty plea on a ...


CMU students put innovation on display at annual showcase

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More than 340 students showed off research papers, projects and posters featuring topics they delved into this semester at the third annual Student Showcase at Colorado Mesa University on Wednesday. CMU and Western Colorado Community College ...

Irrigators put call on Colorado River

By Matthew Berger

The first call was placed on the Colorado River on Monday, from the Grand Valley Irrigation Co., which feared flow levels in the river would stay exceptionally low. Flows went back up shortly thereafter, and the call was back off, but water ...

Civil unions bill gets early OK in Senate; fate in House murky

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gays and lesbians were one step closer to being able to form civil unions under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Wednesday. The measure, introduced by one of four openly gay lawmakers in the ...

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