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Group is horse power behind the herds

By Rachel Sauer

Whenever Beverly Madaris and her husband, Henry, went to a horse adoption, he tried to talk her into a bay or a paint or some other gleaming eye-catcher. But Beverly only had eyes for the palominos. They’ve always been her favorites. ...

For The Record, July 28, 2012

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Patrick Keating and Dusti Cooper, Grand Junction, a daughter, July 5. Jesse and Mysti McElroy, Clifton, a daughter, July 5. Wally and Amber Brackett, Grand Junction, a daughter, July 6. Frank and Brynn ...

Rains, mudflows take heavy toll on drought-stressed fish

By Dennis Webb

Heavy rain and mudflows that blocked a railroad northeast of Glenwood Springs Tuesday night also apparently contributed to the deaths of thousands of fish. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a news release that the dead fish have appeared ...

Police: Politics, alcohol fuel bow and arrow arrest

By Paul Shockley

A 68-year-old man menaced his neighbor with a bow and arrow in an alcohol-fueled dispute over politics, according to an arrest affidavit. Alan C. Klise, 135 S. 10th St., No. 7, allegedly admitted to responding Grand Junction police officers ...

Two more arrests in botched robbery, beating

By Paul Shockley

The alleged getaway driver and a woman who allegedly helped the two primary suspects in a failed robbery and beating of a woman earlier this month were arrested on Thursday. Devin Doyle Critchfield, 17, was wanted on suspicion of complicity ...

Forest Service considers future of cave closures

By Dennis Webb

Colorado cavers are anxiously awaiting a U.S. Forest Service decision about future management of caves in its Rocky Mountain Region after it closed them the last two years to protect bats from the deadly white-nose syndrome fungus. Janelle ...


Ela Sanctuary pond dries up, leaving behind fish kill

By Matthew Berger

One of the ponds at the Audubon Society’s Ela Sanctuary, next to Connected Lakes State Park, has essentially dried up in this year’s drought, with just a few inches of cloudy water, acres of cracked mud and hundreds of dead fish ...


Drought scorches amphibians

By Matthew Berger

Although the exact details won’t be known until months or years from now, the drought that is drying up ponds and streams throughout Colorado and across the country appears to be affecting wildlife in significant and diverse ways. Those ...


Summer projects spruce up CMU

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Colorado Mesa University students returning for the fall semester may not see any big changes on campus south of the new Orchard Avenue Apartments next month. But they may notice a few tweaks here and there. The university is finishing up ...


Cases being challenged in probe of officer

By Paul Shockley

Former Fruita police officer and House District 54 candidate Jared Wright is an endorsed prosecution witness in approximately 10 active criminal cases, while defense attorneys in those matters have been sent letters advising of possible ...

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