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Poachers fined, lose privilege to hunt in Colorado

By Staff

Three Grand Junction men have been fined and banned from hunting in Colorado for at least a decade after pleading guilty to illegally killing six elk and mule deer in eastern Utah. Erik Ambriz and Michael Gordon shot and killed a trophy bull ...


Palisade a top travel spot

By Duffy Hayes

Positive word of mouth is a tourist destination’s best friend, and Palisade today is reaping the rewards of some great publicity online. Top travel recommendation website TripAdvisor — where users rate their travel experiences at ...

Insurance exec indicted in insider trading through Delta Petroleum

By Dennis Webb

A Denver insurance executive has been indicted for allegedly profiting from insider trading through confidential information provided to him by an executive of the now-defunct Delta Petroleum Corp. Michael Van Gilder, 45, of Denver, was ...


Doping scandal taints cyclist raised in Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

He was one of the last great bicyclists of his era not to have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Better yet, he was a product of western Colorado, having grown up in Glenwood Springs and graduated from high school there in ...

$1,500 fine meted out in meteorite fraud case

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The sale of a purported meteorite in a sting operation ended Friday with the seller getting a sentence of 500 hours of community service and $1,500 in fines. Steven Curry, 59, who painted himself as a maverick in meteorite science who ...

Terminal patient to donate van

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Friends of Dan Keenan describe him as a gentle and giving man. He’s a former Nordic skier, high school football star, rancher and truck driver. Even when facing his own mortality, his thoughts are with others stricken by the same ...

D51 Foundation seeking funds for Nooks

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The School District 51 Foundation hopes to raise more than $100,000 by the end of this year to purchase Nook e-readers for third- through fifth-graders in District 51 schools. The nonprofit foundation raises money for technology, reading, ...

Some doctors backpedaling on pot support

By Charles Ashby

As many as three Western Slope doctors who indicated to supporters of a ballot measure to legalize marijuana that they agreed with the idea later told those supporters they never really did. While backers of Amendment 64 say those doctors are ...


Glade Park trail users will ask county to reopen road

By Duffy Hayes

Former users of a rugged jeep trail that wends through scenic brush country to the top of Piñon Mesa on Glade Park — a road closed by Mesa County at the behest of adjacent landowners in April — will have a chance Monday to ...

Pot arrests up sharply, report says

By Charles Ashby

The number of arrests for marijuana use is up dramatically in Mesa County and elsewhere in the state, according to a study released Thursday by proponents of a ballot measure to legalize pot. That same study, conducted by two East Coast ...

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