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Rifle girl’s essay a winner in ‘If I Were Mayor’ contest

By Staff

A Rifle student was one of four winners of the Colorado Municipal League’s annual essay contest. Annie Schmidt of Rifle Middle School won in the West region. Hers was among more than 350 essays from seventh- and eighth-graders across ...

Tope fifth-grader takes on bullies

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Eleven-year-old Aubrey Emmons didn’t want her classmates at Tope Elementary to suffer the taunts of bullies or think it was OK to become one. She created an anti-bullying club at the elementary school after her older sister was bullied ...

Guv signs ag tax repeal, anti-bullying laws

By Charles Ashby

Farmers and ranchers won’t have to pay a sales tax on agricultural products anymore now that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday reinstating an exemption on the tax. The measure the Democratic governor signed in Sterling repeals ...

Getting It Right, May 24, 2011

By Staff

Ward Churchill was fired by the University of Colorado, Boulder. A Page One story Monday incorrectly identified the institution from which Churchill was fired.  ...

Country Jam must follow liquor advisory

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday unanimously agreed to renew the liquor license for Country Jam and Rock Jam but attached conditions intended to curb underage drinking and serving intoxicated patrons. The conditions require festival ...

Three men sought in Glenwood armed robbery

By Staff

Authorities are seeking information about an armed robbery in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday. Glenwood Springs police say three Hispanic males, one of them brandishing a black handgun, stole an undetermined amount of merchandise early that ...

TABOR under fire as ‘fiscal dysfunction’

By Charles Ashby

After nearly 19 years since voters approved it, a bipartisan group of Colorado residents is challenging the constitutionality of the popular Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. TABOR, which Colorado voters approved in 1992 to limit how much ...

Ethics office: No discipline for McInnis

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A state office that regulates Colorado attorneys has found “no clear and convincing evidence of dishonest conduct” by former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis, R-Colo., in connection with allegations that he plagiarized a Colorado Supreme ...


Record class graduates from Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE —  Montrose High School Principal James Barnhill took pride Sunday by proclaiming the 2011 graduating class was the largest in school history. The school graduated 269 students Sunday in front of a massive audience at the ...

Voters may decide tax, TABOR issues

By Charles Ashby

Legalize marijuana, raise taxes to fund education and make it harder to amend the state’s Constitution. Those are some of the more well-known measures that may make the ballot this year or next. But, as there are every year, the fall ...

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