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Coloradan revisits desegregation fight

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — For three decades, Carlotta Walls LaNier chose not to dwell on a high school experience in which she helped make history. LaNier, now a real estate broker in the Denver area, lived in Little Rock, Ark., in the 1950s. In 1957, ...


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Drug take-back can quell danger at home

By Paul Shockley

Alex Hunter doesn’t know for sure if the painkillers he stored on his bathroom counter were the same pills that factored in his son’s death. “In my mind, I’ll always believe he got into mine ... I was careless about ...


Agency gathers data about salinity of water under Paradox Valley

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The U.S. Geological Survey began using a helicopter last week to study the features of the Paradox Valley in western Montrose County, collecting soil salinity data to learn how the area formed over the past 250 million ...


Bennet’s office accepting applications for internships

By Staff

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students and recent graduates for his Washington, D.C., and Colorado offices. Internships are available year-round in the Grand Junction, Durango, ...


Winefest attendees fewer, but sales strong

By Dave Buchanan

Blame it on the weather or the torpid economy, but fewer people sipped and slurped their way through the 2011 Colorado Mountain Winefest than in previous years. The latest attendance numbers from the Winefest offices shows 6,174 tickets were ...


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Cancer patient rejects chemo, chooses to walk across Spain

By Melinda Mawdsley

Faced with chemotherapy, Montrose’s Inge Cheatham did what she felt best: She fled to Spain. From mid-September until her Saturday return to western Colorado, Cheatham, 67, along with her great-niece, Carrie Lane, of Grand Junction, ...


Junction man, 29, dead after interstate rollover

By Paul Shockley

A man was killed early Saturday after his sport utility vehicle rolled on Interstate 70 near De Beque. Vicente Lima Leon, 29, of Grand Junction, lost control of his Chevrolet Tahoe about two miles east of De Beque. The SUV left the roadway ...


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Students aim for moon in radio event

By Paul Shockley

Max Adamson talked to the moon Saturday morning. He was greeted with silence, punctuated by a braying donkey curiously observing from a property adjacent to Yolanda Pacheco’s eighth-grade science classroom at Holy Family Catholic ...


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Shotgun, pills turn up in felon’s hotel room

By Paul Shockley

A convicted felon from California with ties to Mesa County was arrested Friday night driving a stolen car, before a search of his hotel room turned up narcotics and a shotgun, according to an arrest affidavit. Zachary B. Hagood, 26, of ...


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Swap gets second, sweeter shot

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PAONIA — Billionaire William Koch has added 811 acres of rugged territory overlooked by Ragged Mountain and legal access to popular, rogue, mountain-bike routes near here to a package he hopes to swap for lands that will consolidate his ...


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