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Arrest made in Montrose motel fire

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Police believe a disgruntled guest set fire to a Montrose motel in April, and they arrested him Monday on suspicion of first-degree arson. Ronnie Barrett, 54, is being held on a $50,000 bond at the Montrose County Jail and is ...

Death on train tracks possible suicide

By Paul Shockley

The death of a person who was hit early Wednesday by an oncoming 76-car Union Pacific train is being investigated as a suicide, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said. Grand Junction dispatchers were notified by Union Pacific around ...

Truck driver cited in fatal crash

By Staff

The Colorado State Patrol cited a Del Norte man on suspicion of careless driving causing death after he allegedly ran a red light in a logging truck Tuesday, striking a vehicle driven by a Glenwood Springs woman. The State Patrol said John H. ...

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Debris makes Colorado a treacherous river to float

By Paul Shockley

Shifts in the Colorado River are believed to be responsible for a growing collection of debris where Tuesday’s fatal rafting accident happened, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. Sheriff’s Department ...


Official drops filing fee to lure outside firms

By Charles Ashby

Secretary of State Scott Gessler hopes to send a message to out-of-state companies that Colorado is a good place to do business. That’s why the Republican temporarily is lowering the foreign-business filing fee his office charges ...

Colorado ranked 25th by Kids Count in annual report on child well-being

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Colorado is the 25th-best state to raise children, according to a national study released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The annual Kids Count report ranks states based on child health, safety, education and economic factors ...

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River rips man, 22, from father

By Paul Shockley

Kevin French said he never saw his son go under in the Colorado River on Tuesday. He never saw him come up, either. In the frantic seconds before 22-year-old Alex French slipped out of his view, Kevin French said he desperately tried to ...

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Wienermobile’s visit to Western Slope thrills kids of all ages

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Thank the city of Delta for bringing the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to the Western Slope this week. Delta won a visit from the iconic car through an online Facebook competition in which 75 small cities were chosen. The competition honored the ...

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CSU leaders take tour of West Slope ag interests

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From agricultural literacy to water, Colorado State University administrators, professors and researchers expect to have a better grasp of Western Slope agricultural issues after a visit to the Western Slope. The delegation, headed by Craig ...

Driving duo knows that in this life, you’re either a wiener or a loser

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Yolanda Borrego and Traci Johnson have jobs they relish. They’ve bid “bun voyage” to the traditional job search and joined the elite Oscar Mayer team known as “hotdoggers” who drive the famed Wienermobiles to ...

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