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CMU official to study European issues on trip

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Colorado Mesa University Vice President for Student Services John Marshall will embark Wednesday on a four-week, fellowship-funded trip to Europe. Marshall is one of fewer than 50 young U.S. leaders selected to participate in the annual ...

Child agency severing ties with national group

By Dennis Webb

Entities involved with a Garfield County center for neglected and abused children are moving to sever ties with a national organization that had helped it get off the ground. The board of the Childhelp River Bridge Center in Glenwood Springs ...

Global warming first topic for museum lecture series

By Matthew Berger

The “dust events” that deposit desert sand on Grand Mesa and, especially, the San Juan Mountains each spring have become more frequent and intense in the past 10 years — and are getting worse, according to Jim Donovan, ...


Science Monday, June 18, 2012

By Staff

Researchers agree western U.S. will have more fires Almost all of North America and Europe will see increased wildfires by the end of the century, primarily because of higher temperatures across those regions, according to a team of ...

GJ man uses family as inspiration against meth

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It all sunk in when Adrian Chavez’s son asked him why he didn’t love him. Sitting on the other end of a visiting room table a few weeks into treatment at Summit View Drug Treatment Center, Chavez couldn’t believe what he ...

Spill from well pipeline limited to dry creek bed

By Charles Ashby

About 50 barrels of “produced water” from a natural gas well spilled into Dry Hollow Creek near Silt on Saturday, an EnCana spokesman said. Doug Hock, spokesman for the natural gas company, said a pipeline carrying water from a ...

Enviros pan pick for utilities board

By Charles Ashby

Several environmental groups aren’t too happy with Gov. John Hickenlooper’s recent choice for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The groups say the appointment of Pam Patton of Bayfield establishes a trend against renewable ...

Asphalt firm, organic farm again at odds

By Dennis Webb

The owner of an organic farm southeast of Rifle is voicing concerns about a company’s revised proposal for use of neighboring land, after Garfield County commissioners’ rejection of an asphalt plant plan there earlier this ...


Sex-offender’s residence with legislator roils primary

By Charles Ashby

A state representative running for the Colorado Senate has a convicted sex offender living in his Hot Sulphur Springs home, Grand County records show. And it’s causing some alarm for his neighbors. The sex offender, 32-year-old Michael ...

Library laptops will help with Medicaid applications

By Staff

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has installed laptop computer in 50 libraries to help low-income Coloradans apply for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus benefits. The libraries include the Norwood Public Library ...

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