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Man convicted of damaging Forest Service land

By Dennis Webb

A Colorado man was convicted on federal charges this week for destroying reclamation work done by the Forest Service in Gunnison County after he built an unauthorized pond, federal authorities say. U.S. Magistrate Gordon Gallagher found ...

Free portraits available for those short of funds

By Rachel Sauer

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes far fewer are necessary to make a point. So, the mission of the annual, worldwide Help-Portrait is this: 1. Find someone in need. 2. Take their portrait. 3. Print their portrait. 4. ...

Monument visitor center to close for repairs on Tuesday

By Staff

Colorado National Monument’s Visitor Center will be temporarily closed on Tuesday to allow for shutting down the main power supply in the visitor center as part of an electrical upgrade, and installation of a new fire suppression and ...

Feds pull grant from Internet service company

By Charles Ashby

A quasi-governmental company designed to help provide high-speed Internet service to areas of the state that don’t have it has been suspended by a federal stimulus plan that is funding it. In letter sent Wednesday to the ...

Sen. Udall kicks off 2014 re-election bid

By Charles Ashby

No sooner does one campaign season end, another one begins. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., officially kicked off his re-election bid for the U.S. Senate on Friday with a $1,000-a-head fundraising event in Denver that featured a who’s ...


Candlelight vigil honors two Palisade brothers

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Just weeks ago, it wouldn’t have been uncommon to see William and Tyler Jensen running around and throwing rocks in the Colorado River at Palisade’s Riverbend Park. On Friday night, an hour after dusk, the brothers could be there ...

Deputy chief takes Front Range job

By Staff

Grand Junction Police Deputy Chief Troy Smith, who has served in that position for the past nine years, will become the next chief of police in Commerce City, officials from the two cities announced Friday. Commerce City said in a news ...

GJ sewer fees to rise in 2013, 
next few years

By Duffy Hayes

It’s been a few years since customers of the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant have seen their monthly bills rise, but plans for each of the next three years call for a boost in customer fees. A budget adopted this week for 2013 ...


Man will face up to 36 years in baby’s death

By Paul Shockley

A tentative plea agreement calls for a prison sentence of 24 to 36 years for a man charged in the beating death of a toddler boy, the man’s attorney told a judge Thursday. Public Defender Dorothea Reiff told a judge that Justin Keel, ...


Elementary schools improve; online academy has work to do

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Chatfield and Fruitvale elementary schools, the only two School District 51 schools tasked by the state last year with writing “priority improvement” plans for themselves, have improved enough to move off those plans in ...

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