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110310 On Edge Skating

Smooth idea for skating, without hassle of rink

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It’s toasty and warm inside the warehouse where Charles Crawford practices arabesque glides on thin blades around his new ice rink. There is no need for a coat or even a pair of mittens because the ice he skates on is polymer flooring, ...

Glenwood pool chlorine spill is likely cause of fish deaths

By Dennis Webb

State officials believe an accidental release of chlorine into the Colorado River by the Glenwood Hot Springs on Tuesday was the most likely cause of 84 fish deaths. Representatives with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Water Quality ...

Mesa County offers its top post to fired executive

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Mesa County tentatively has offered the county administrator job to a former county manager in Florida who was fired from that job earlier this year. County Commissioner Craig Meis confirmed Wednesday the board instructed Human Resources ...

Glade Park school needs votes for $250K grant

By Emily Shockley

Glade Park Community School has a shot at $250,000 as a finalist in the Pepsi Refresh Project grant program. The school is competing against more than 300 other groups this month for money to build a new, permanent school building to replace ...

Feuding sides to meet today

By Staff

The Montrose County Commission is to meet this morning to approve an agreement with the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees that would lead to a settlement of the groups’ feud over operation of the hospital. Both sides have ...

Bennet wins Senate cliffhanger

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will begin his second term in the Senate with an unblemished electoral record. Bennet, appointed in 2009 to the Senate by Gov. Bill Ritter when Ken Salazar was appointed secretary of the interior, had never ...

Republicans appear to hold slim majority in Colorado House

By Charles Ashby

It’s still possible it won’t happen, but the Republican Party appears to have won a majority in the Colorado House, if only by a slim margin. While Democrats await the final results in three House races, the GOP already declared ...

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Tipton unseats Salazar

By Staff

Scott Tipton was exuberant Tuesday night about his bid for Congress, buoyed by the early, unofficial results that showed he had garnered 60 percent of the vote in Mesa County and 40 percent in Pueblo County. Final results remained to be ...

John Hickenlooper

Hickenlooper finishes 1st

By Charles Ashby

Democrat John Hickenlooper ended up the clear winner in Tuesday’s race for Colorado governor even though he barely won 50 percent of the vote. The Denver mayor pulled out the win because two conservatives in the race did just what some ...

‘Good year’ to be GOP in GarCo

By Dennis Webb

A Republican tidal wave of national election success washed through Garfield County, with the party headed to three major victories there as of midnight Tuesday. “I think it’s definitely a good year to be a Republican,” said ...

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