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Heat wilts green thumbs

By Rachel Sauer

It’s dry. This is nothing new on the edge of a great desert, with its million shades of red and brown, but this summer is different. This summer is a drought, one predicted to last beyond this year. The ground in places is cracked. ...


The prize is right

By Katie Langford

The Price Is Right winner Terry Riddell arrived in the Grand Valley this week to enjoy her winnings of a six-night stay at Palisade’s Wine Country Inn and visit many of western Colorado’s sights and attractions. “I’ve ...

New agriculture program starting at WCCC

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Western Colorado Community College will launch a new agriculture program this fall. The two-year associate of applied science program will cover a broad spectrum of subjects with classes on crop production, pest management, marketing and soil ...

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Impressive body of work

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A professor of biomechanics in the Monfort Family Human Performance Lab is like a kid in a candy store. Some universities have a few of the motion capture, body composition, aerobic performance and health assessment tools that are stationed ...

City gives Rockies’ payments to JUCO

By Amy Hamilton

Annual payments of $25,000 from the Grand Junction Rockies that were going to go to the city of Grand Junction had been intended for Grand Junction Baseball, the parent company of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, city officials ...


Affidavit: Pair stalked holdup victim

By Paul Shockley

A felon suspected of absconding from parole in Weld County will be prosecuted as a habitual criminal after his arrest on allegations he beat a woman with a gun during a failed robbery outside a business on Riverside Parkway. Jeremyah ...

Two rethink guilty pleas in case of animal cruelty

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The Delta County couple facing 11 counts of animal cruelty will raise a challenge to the guilty plea they offered this spring to the original cruelty charge. When Charles and Patricia Keune appear before Delta County Judge Sandra K. Miller ...

Drought persisting despite recent rainfall

By Matthew Berger

As fire restrictions gradually drop away and precipitation brings some streamflows back toward normal, drought conditions still persist across Colorado. Wednesday, all fire restrictions in the White River National Forest were lifted after ...

Suspect shot at him first, Rifle cop says

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Rifle police officer testified Wednesday that he’s “more than 100 percent sure” that a man fired on him before police opened fire after they responded to a domestic dispute in 2010. Officer Garrett ...

Pair of new fires pop up on Western Slope

By Melinda Mawdsley

Two new wildfires have started in western Colorado, including one near Douglas Pass that could threaten up to nine structures, an official said Wednesday. The 100-acre Brush Creek Fire was reported at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday in the Pike Ridge ...

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