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Father held in overdose death of tot daughter

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A Clifton man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his 18-month-old daughter earlier this month. Manuel Angel Rivera, 30, 3233 White Ave., Unit 4, was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of a single count of child ...


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MacHale named superintendent of Montrose schools

By Staff

MONTROSE — Dolores School District Superintendent Mark MacHale has been hired as the new superintendent for Montrose County School District RE-1J, concluding a monthslong search. MacHale was one of three finalists, along with Tammy ...


Energy leases sit idle, Salazar says

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Energy companies aren’t drilling enough on public lands, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday, releasing a report that showed nearly half of all leases to private companies are inactive. The Interior Department, meanwhile, is ...


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FBI divers will continue mysterious river search

By Paul Shockley

FBI divers will resume searching the Colorado River this morning after they came up empty-handed for a second day. What they are looking for, or why, no one with any of the law enforcement agencies involved is saying. Seven Washington, ...


School Board asks for names on comments

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Anyone planning to anonymously call a school board member might as well hang up. That was the message District 51 School Board members had Tuesday night for people fond of calling or writing with concerns about the district without giving a ...


Bill passed by House closes loophole giving tax break on disputed ag land

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Homeowners who are paying a lower tax rate reserved for farm and ranch land would no longer be able to use that agricultural assessment under a bill that won approval Tuesday in the Colorado House. The measure is designed to ...


48 juvenile killers lose possibility of parole

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House committee killed a bill Tuesday that would have provided the possibility of parole to 48 Colorado prison inmates who are serving life terms for murders they committed as juveniles. They stood trial as adults, and their ...


Palisade appeals closure of bank branch

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Palisade town leaders may ask Palisades National Bank and the federal agency that regulates banks to reconsider the impending shuttering of the bank’s downtown branch, concerned the closure will hurt an already struggling downtown ...


Payday loan measure tweaks origination fee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Payday lenders would be able to keep all of the upfront money they charge for short-term loans under a bill approved in a House committee Tuesday. The bill, which heads to the full House, alters a controversial measure approved ...


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New bridge for falls near Ouray

By William Woody

OURAY — Construction is scheduled to resume Monday on a structure to replace the narrow Bear Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 550, two miles south of the town of Ouray. Traffic will be limited to a single lane, and alternating traffic flows ...


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