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Drug cops: Children found in squalid meth apartment

By Paul Shockley

Two parents are suspected of dealing methamphetamine with their young children nearby at a Palisade apartment on Iowa Avenue mired in squalor and “not fit for humans to reside in,” according to an arrest affidavit. Nathan Saffer, ...

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Message to expo visitors: Going green is affordable

By William Woody

By WILLIAM WOODY MONTROSE — Save energy to save money was the message delivered through demonstrations and education Friday at the Generating Possibilities: Smart Energy Living in Western Colorado energy expo at the Montrose ...

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Young Life groups mix faith with fun

By Rachel Sauer

The question seemed straightforward enough, so Jenna Maneotis raised her hand: Who likes bubble gum? She’s normally not the volunteer-in-a-new-situation type, but it was her first Young Life meeting, and she was going with the flow. So, ...

College student dies, 3 others injured in crash

By Dennis Webb

One Colorado Mountain College student was killed and three others suffered serious injuries in a one-vehicle rollover accident outside Glenwood Springs late Thursday night. The accident occurred on the road to Colorado Mountain ...

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Parachute man suspected of having child pornography

By Staff

Authorities in Garfield County arrested a Parachute man after uncovering more than 500 gigabytes of images of alleged child pornography in his possession. Dennis Salmonsen, 35, 149 E. Second St., was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual ...

Junction men ID’d in fatal pickup crash

By Paul Shockley

Alcohol and speed are suspected factors in a crash early Thursday on Douglas Pass that killed three men, the Colorado State Patrol said Friday. Stephen Geyler, 40, Joseph Orris III, 48, and Ryan Rouse, 37, all of Grand Junction, were thrown ...

Court upholds Clinton-era roadless rules

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Officials’ hopes to fashion a Colorado-specific roadless rule took a hit Friday when a federal appeals court upheld rules established by the Clinton administration a decade ago. In a ruling hailed by environmental groups, the 10th U.S. ...


Local unemployment rate down to 8.5 percent

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point since February 2009 this September, when 8.5 percent of the county’s work force was unemployed, down from 9.5 percent in August. The state unemployment rate also ...

Nickname in the future for Colorado

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In six months, Colorado may have a nickname that will eventually be as recognizable as “The Big Apple,” “The Big Easy” and “Sin City” are for New York, New Orleans and Las Vegas. The Colorado Office of ...

Chicken-raising debate takes roost in Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

Glenwood Springs City Council member Mike Gamba isn’t ready to run out and start building chicken coops if he and his colleagues agree to start letting people raise the birds in town. But after growing up helping his grandfather raise ...

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