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Couple honors late daughter, a friend to dogs

By Daniel Humphries

When people remember Teresa Whiteman, their thoughts often wander to her love of man’s best friend. “You couldn’t talk to Teresa without talking about dogs,” said Debbie Whiteman, Teresa’s stepmother. As a ...


Report details multiple spills in Piceance Basin

By Staff

A new report says oil and gas companies spilled 5.6 million gallons of wastewater, oil and other substances in the Piceance Basin from 2001–10, but state regulators say the industry has done much to cut down on such incidents over that ...


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Eighth-graders at Dual Immersion say goodbye, scatter into high schools

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As other students race out the door this afternoon ready for summer trips and swimming pools, the eighth-graders at Dual Immersion Academy will likely share hugs and tearful goodbyes. The bilingual school started nine years ago with a ...


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Two elementary principals retire

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Today is the last day of school for thousands of District 51 students as well as Appleton Elementary Principal Mark Schmalz and Orchard Avenue Elementary Principal Denise Hoctor. Both principals will retire June 13 and have no plans to spend ...


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California man held as suspect in carjacking

By Amy Hamilton

A California man wanted on a warrant as an accomplice in a February carjacking at a Fruita convenience store was booked Thursday into the Mesa County Jail. Simon Infante, 29, was extradited recently and received a $100,000 bond Thursday after ...


Birthday Bash belly-flops

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The organizer of Bobby’s Birthday Bash pulled the plug Thursday on the country music festival slated for the Mesa County Fairgrounds next month, dimming the lights on an event that was saddled with skeptics and ultimately failed to ...


New judge now sought for Montrose district

By Charles Ashby

The 7th Judicial District, which serves Montrose and five other Western Slope counties, is looking for a new district court judge. Under a new law approved by the Colorado Legislature earlier this year, introduced by Sen. Gail Schwartz, ...


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Coroner: May most deadly month

By Amy Hamilton

More people died in May than any other month in Mesa County last year. Of all accidental deaths in 2010, people are most likely to die after sustaining a fall. And, deaths by cardiovascular disease far outweighed cancer-related deaths in ...


Lawsuit to halt uranium mill can proceed

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A suit by a Telluride environmental organization to stop a proposed uranium mill in Montrose County can go forward, a Denver judge ruled. Denver District Judge Brian Whitney denied motions to dismiss the suit by the Sheep Mountain ...


TABOR suit not a threat, Skaggs says

By Charles Ashby

Never mind what a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights is, former U.S. Rep. David Skaggs said Thursday. What it isn’t is a challenge to the state’s initiative and ...


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