Western Colorado

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Water experts to discuss area drought, low rivers

By Staff

With the Colorado River seemingly running on empty this year, several water observers, managers and users will discuss Wednesday the implications of the drought. The State of the Rivers public meeting will ask “How low will they ...

Powderhorn saw bump in business in 2011-12

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As most Colorado ski areas sloshed through a tough season of historically low snow levels, Powderhorn Mountain Resort received a boost in business this winter and is working to secure funding to enhance both winter and summer activities. That ...

Dewey press conference

By Christopher Tomlinson

Parties discuss the case of Robert Dewey at a April 30 press conference.  ...

Woman accused of taking drug from hospital emergency room

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Georgette Nichol Wollin, 39, 821 Chipeta Ave., was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of taking medication from Community Hospital’s emergency room, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. A person in the emergency room ...

Delta County tinderbox fuels fire anxieties

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Emergency officials are considering taking measures to prevent outbreaks of fire in tinder-dry Delta County. “We’re close” to calling for a ban on open fires, Rob Fiedler, emergency manager for Delta County, said ...

Budget cuts limit summer school programs again

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School District 51 will not fund a summer extended-learning program for the second consecutive summer. Rocky Mountain Elementary School will host an enrichment program with grant dollars, and Chatfield, Clifton and Rim Rock elementary schools ...

Racing bill slow getting out of gate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Don Coram’s goal is to bring live horse racing to the Western Slope. If that’s done by the owners of the state’s only existing racetrack on the Front Range or a new one from out of state, the Montrose ...


Evidence of pugnacious prehistoric fish unearthed

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A nasty bruiser of a prehistoric fish, with sharp teeth jutting from his prominent jaw giving him a pugnacious glower, xiphactinus patrolled the shallow seas of what now is western Colorado some 85 million years ago. Under circumstances ...


Dewey chose ‘easy way’ while wrongly incarcerated

By Paul Shockley

Robert Dewey dreamed of riding. Interviewed in January by investigators behind the walls of Colorado’s Limon Correctional Facility, the 51-year-old Dewey said he chose “the easy way” to live in prison over the course of ...

Douglas Thames

Convicted killer who lived ‘down the street’ eyed in Taylor slaying

By Paul Shockley

He lived down the street. Investigators in recent months learned 39-year-old Douglas Thames Jr., in 1994 rented an apartment on the opposite side of the street, “two to three buildings down,” from where 19-year-old Jacie Taylor ...

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