Western Colorado

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Attorneys see light 
at end of tunnel 
for state water deal

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An attorney for the Colorado River Water Conservation District said parties hope to get the final sign-offs and execute an historic in-state water agreement by the end of October. “We’re hoping for a month ...

Guv: Pot measure wrong for Colorado

By Charles Ashby

A measure to legalize marijuana in the state is wrong for Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday. The Democratic governor said legalizing marijuana would send the wrong message to the state’s youth. “Colorado is known ...

Coal still in energy mix, says speaker

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The switch from coal to natural gas for electricity is taking place with remarkable speed in the United States, but the world’s most reliable energy sources are far from obsolete, the Texas state geologist said Wednesday. Even while the ...


Land sale may shake downtown

By Duffy Hayes

A prime piece of real estate just north of the Mesa County Public Library District’s central library, once envisioned as a key piece of an ambitious multi-agency development project, is on the market — and a sale of the parcel ...


Lunchroom Lite

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Dietitian Vanessa Carter’s job was to strip School District 51’s school lunch recipes to the core and rebuild them piece by piece, accounting for the nutritional content of each ingredient. The results can be found in this ...

Rifle killer asking for supervised outings

By Dennis Webb

A judge on Thursday will consider whether a man who was sent to a state mental hospital after killing four people and wounding three more in a mass shooting in Rifle 11 years ago should be allowed to make supervised community outings. The ...


A big vision for fairgrounds

By Duffy Hayes

There’s no shortage of ambition in a draft plan to revitalize the facilities at the Mesa County Fairgrounds — with the idea of a 5,000-seat multiuse event center, a new exposition hall and an expanded BMX track at the top of the ...

Land swap would improve access to Timber Ridge area

By Staff

A proposed land exchange between Mountain Island Ranch and the Bureau of Land Management near Glade Park would provide access to nearly 9,000 acres of public land in the Timber Ridge area, the BLM said. Officials are now accepting comment on ...

Families can apply
 for free, reduced-price school meals

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Free and reduced-price meal applications are being accepted now at schools nationwide. In School District 51, third- through 12th-grade students eligible for reduced-price school meals can get school breakfast for free and lunch for a reduced ...

Palisade trustees pick Sundermeier for vacancy

By Duffy Hayes

After a couple of votes and a brief swearing in by Palisade Mayor Roger Granat, resident Robynn Sundermeier took her seat Tuesday night as the newest member of the town’s Board of Trustees. Sundermeier, who narrowly missed being elected ...

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