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Romney scheduled to be in Craig Tuesday

By Staff

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to host a campaign rally Tuesday in Craig. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for the public rally, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Romney’s website includes a map of 576 ...


Military memorabilia given to VA center

By Rachel Sauer

Somewhere in the collection is a pin for the 134th Infantry Regiment of the Nebraska National Guard. It represents Russell Flatten’s dedication to his country, and it represents being called to active duty when World War II started. It ...

Former Rifle mayor in Redford film

By Dennis Webb

Rifle City Council member and former mayor Keith Lambert long has been a fan of such Robert Redford films as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “The Sting,” which both also starred Paul Newman. “I think the ...

Bark beetles take bite out of air quality, study says

By Matthew Berger

It appears that bark beetles are attacking more than just the trees. Research conducted outside Steamboat Springs has found that the beetles that have decimated pine and spruce forests throughout the western United States have also ...


Laying flags for fallen soldiers an honor, say volunteers

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Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado is adorned with nearly 3,800 American flags today. A handful of volunteers gathered Friday afternoon at the cemetery to poke 2,282 wooden posts attached to miniature flags into the ground at each ...

Program for minority students under budget review in District 51

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Nelly Garcia didn’t think she could go to college until her LEAG advocate said it was possible. LEAG, which stood for Latino Education Achievement to Graduation when Garcia was in school but changed its acronym last year to mean ...


Wind whips up Montrose County fire

By Melinda Mawdsley

A wind-whipped wildfire grew to more than 3,000 acres in Montrose County near the Utah line Saturday, and authorities ordered multiple evacuations and road closures in the area. The Sunrise Mine Fire ignited about 5 p.m. Friday in remote, ...

JUCO press box

Holy cow, new digs are great

By Melinda Mawdsley

Of course, Reford Theobold took the elevator. Are you joking? After more than 35 years of walking the steep cement stairs multiple times daily to get to and from the press box during the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, he relished the ...

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Choose paths wisely, graduates told

By Rachel Sauer

COLLBRAN — Ever the English teacher, Marie McGowan reminded her students of their Shakespeare: “For in a minute there are many days.” Sitting where they were Saturday morning, waiting for their names to be called, probably ...


Without her mother, Delta teenager counts graduation as latest feat

By Melinda Mawdsley

DELTA — Sheila Damazo had to grow up fast. Sitting among about 140 other Delta High School graduates Saturday, she could be confident that she possessed the traits of self-worth and perseverance emphasized throughout the ceremony. The ...

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