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Activists set pace in Senate race; will they hold?

By Charles Ashby

Trying to find meaning in caucus votes in any election cycle is more art than science, but this year’s preference polls were a little more complicated, political observers say. The dynamics of this year’s elections — an ...


Emergency workers mourn loss of boy

By Amy Hamilton

It’s hard enough for a family to lose a child, but a whole community of loved ones and medical workers felt the loss when 7-year-old Dustin Walkowicz died. Paramedics were often at the Walkowicz home on Orchard Mesa because Dustin, who ...


Insanity arguments pivotal in Grabe trial

By Paul Shockley

In a case expected to hinge on the testimony of doctors, 53-year-old Allen Grabe’s fate will be decided by how the jury answers a two-pronged question. Was he, under state law, “diseased or defective of the mind” in ...


Hilltop leader takes ‘sledgehammer’ to problems

By Amy Hamilton

Sally Schaefer relishes a good crisis. Under her various leadership roles at Hilltop and as head of the organization since 1998, Schaefer expanded the nonprofit organization’s programs, unapologetically staring down and fixing many of ...


Uranium mill owner eyes startup by 2012

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Energy Fuels Inc.‘s $150 million uranium mill could be operating in early 2012, perhaps as prices for uranium begin to rise again, Energy Fuels President George Glasier said Saturday. “Uranium is back in favor,” Glasier told ...


Skunk freed after sticking head in peanut butter jar

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Division of Wildlife handled a call Saturday involving a skunk that managed to get its head stuck in a peanut butter jar. Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton said an officer was called around 10 a.m. after a resident at ...


Gravel pits don’t fluster bald eagles, but new project may upset Rifle

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners last week approved two gravel pits on land near the home of two bald eagles, although the commissioners’ discussion focused more on possibly ruffling the feathers of the city of Rifle. A plan is in place ...


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Habitat gives keys to its first family of 2010

By Paul Shockley

Susette Montoya had signed the paperwork on her family’s first mortgage, only to become ill. A day later, her bout with the spring sniffles failed to dampen her spirits during her first few hours Saturday as owner of a three-bedroom ...


Raft bill sinks in legislature

By Charles Ashby

Not only would river rafting outfitters have earned the right to float through private land, but everyone else would have, too. That’s partly why the Colorado Senate on Friday turned House Bill 1188 into a study of the issue, one that ...


Habitat delivers hope

Habitat delivers hope

By William Woody

Carlos Montoya along with his wife, Susette, and two daughters, Amiriza and Maleah, moved into their newly remodeled home off Park Avenue during a dedication by Habitat of Mesa County Saturday morning. (See related STORY.)  ...


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