Western Colorado

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Ski-loving Aspen celebrates 
its summer passion: bikes

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN—The value of having the USA Pro Challenge bicycle stage race come to a town like Aspen comes in lots of ways, not all of them tangible. Besides things like restaurant meals sold and lodging beds filled, there’s the ...


Wright apologizes but won’t leave race

By Charles Ashby

Jared Wright apologized. The embattled Republican candidate for House District 54 told a small group of supporters Tuesday that he was sorry for the mistakes he made with his job at the Fruita Police Department and his personal finances. The ...


‘Kingpin’ who forced children to sell drugs gets 40-year sentence

By Paul Shockley

Federico Lerma forced his teenage children into the drug business — hiding five- to six-figure amounts of cash in his infant granddaughter’s diaper bag — as part of a network that imported three to five kilograms of cocaine ...

Testimony: Cell pics 
helped crack case

By Paul Shockley

Text messages and photos recovered from cell phones helped incriminate two Clifton brothers in the fatal stabbing of a Fruita man earlier this year, according to testimony during a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Julio Ortiz, 30, was ordered to ...

Parkway connector 
to open Thursday

By Staff

The 25 Road-Riverside Parkway connection will reopen on Thursday with the completion of work at the U.S. Highway 6&50 intersection. The intersection was closed to complete work on highway expansion at the intersection of 25 Road on the ...

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Plea deal may not hold up

By Paul Shockley

A plea agreement calling for 12 years in prison for a man who tried to molest and kidnap a young boy may be thrown out for being too lenient, a Mesa County judge signaled Tuesday. Thomas Lee Dausel, 47, had been scheduled to be sentenced ...

Both candidates support portable
 homestead exemption for seniors

By Charles Ashby

The two candidates for House District 55 tried to reach out to elderly voters Tuesday, with both saying they would introduce legislation to allow seniors to keep their homestead exemptions even if they move. Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, ...

D51: All busing concerns will be addressed

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Parents concerned about new busing boundaries have sent 101 e-mails and left even more voicemail messages for District 51 Safety and Transportation Director Tim Leon. Leon assured a small audience at Tuesday night’s District 51 school ...

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: Crested Butte was ready to roll

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CRESTED BUTTE — The first time went so well, Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte didn’t have to do much to get a finishing stage for the USA Pro Challenge again this year. Mount Crested Butte was the finish for Stage 2 on ...


Second stage of Pro Cycling Challenge a ‘scene to watch’

By Nick Walter

MONTROSE—With many downtown streets closed off for an hour Tuesday morning, and on the heels of eight months of city planning, the second stage of the USA Pro Challenge began in Montrose with 158 multicolored riders pouring out of ...

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