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Activists protest geothermal lease over sage grouse

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is preparing to auction leases for geothermal development on more than 8,300 acres of federal land in southeastern Gunnison County Feb. 9. amid concerns about the potential impact on the Gunnison sage ...

1 critically hurt, 1 held in drunken-driving crash

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One person was critically injured and another is under arrest in connection with a drunken-driving accident in Clifton late Friday night, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Nickolas Luis Prieto, 30, 533 Jay Lee St., was booked into the ...


Christmas all in a day’s work for some

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While many families are checking their stockings or rolling out of bed Sunday morning to prepare a Christmas feast, Laura Cartwright will be at work. Cartwright, an associate pastor at First United Methodist Church, will give the Christmas ...

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De Beque cookin’ with new gas stove

By Amy Hamilton

They have quilters on Thursdays and bingo on Tuesdays. Lunches for seniors through the Gray Gourmet arrive on Wednesdays. And what would the last Friday of the month be without a breakfast of bacon and eggs or biscuits and gravy that folks ...

Fearing ‘Black Sunday,’ Rifle urges oil shale caution

By Dennis Webb

A city that was hard-hit by the oil shale boom and bust of the early 1980s is urging the federal government to take a conservative approach to commercial development of the resource. The city of Rifle’s position stands in stark contrast ...

Koch land swap gets endorsement from Delta panel

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A proposed land swap in the North Fork Valley won the support of the Delta County Commission, making it the second county to back the deal. All three Delta County commissioners signed a letter of support for the trade, which billionaire ...

Bureau gives green light to Ridgway hydropower project

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Construction of a hydropower project at Ridgway Dam will have no significant impact on the environment and won’t affect recreational users of the reservoir behind the dam, the Bureau of Reclamation has determined. With the finding, made ...


Tipton: Tax holiday deal not ideal, but he won’t oppose it

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Acceptance of a deal to extend the current payroll-tax holiday is “less than the best of both worlds,” a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said Thursday. Tipton, however, won’t voice opposition to the agreement, ...

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Three arrested in separate methamphetamine cases

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Three people were arrested early Thursday morning in two separate investigations in which they allegedly arranged to sell methamphetamine to an informant or an undercover police officer. Karen Ruth Drapeau, 25, 4176 U.S. Highway 50, and ...

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Rivera sentenced to 17 years in death of daughter

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A Clifton man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison in conjunction with the Oxycodone overdose death of his toddler daughter, according to court records. Manuel Rivera, 31, pleaded guilty last month to child abuse resulting in death as ...

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