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Laramie, Delta plan joint venture

By Dennis Webb

Laramie Energy II and Delta Petroleum are pursuing a joint venture to pool their resources in the Piceance Basin under a bankruptcy reorganization plan to be proposed by Delta. A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge this week approved Delta’s ...

Guv calls special session for civil union vote

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado legislators should have approved a civil unions law, said Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday, and he’s going to make them come back to the Capitol to do it. On the last day of the 2012 session, and a day after ...


Phoenix couple held after arrests near Rifle; man is suspect in slaying

By Dennis Webb

A murder suspect arrested near Rifle was wanted in connection with what a Phoenix police officer says was an act of “pure evil” in that city two days earlier. The Colorado State Patrol arrested Phoenix residents Allen Robinson, ...

Man pleads not guilty in July crime spree that involved slaying at Taco Bell, robberies, burglary

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 16 charges in connection with a crime spree in July that included the shooting death of 31-year-old Jorge Alberto Carrasco. Lester Miranda-Davis, 19, is scheduled for a three-week trial ...

Palisade fire station

Palisade finalizes plans for new fire station

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The Palisade Board of Trustees has tentatively agreed to spend $1.76 million to build a new fire station as part of a project that would include a training tower and the makings of a new police station. Trustees informally gave their approval ...

Retired prof charged with sex assault on child

By Dennis Webb

Authorities in Chaffee County have arrested an 81-year-old author and retired Cornell University professor now living outside Carbondale for alleged sexual assault on a child. Detectives from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the ...

Powderhorn shines in tough winter for ski industry

By Dave Buchanan

Powderhorn Mountain Resort bucked a national trend this past winter, seeing a 7 percent increase in skier and snowboarder visits while the rest of the nation saw visits drop an average of 15 percent. According to the Lakewood-based National ...

King’s driving-while-high bill among the casualties

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The final day of the 2012 session Wednesday was more unusual than previous years. That’s because lawmakers in the Colorado Legislature were scrambling to repair as much damage as they could in resurrecting about 30 bills ...

Vision school board president resigns

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The Mesa Valley Vision Home and Community Program Board of Stewards has many changes to consider over the next few months. Following the resignation this week of the board’s president, Kim Howard, one of the most pressing changes will ...


Job of relocating coaster to Glenwood filled with twists, turns

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—If you’re ever looking to buy and erect a used, Italian-made Windstorm roller coaster, the first thing you might want to do is find Allan Litts. Oh, and remind him to pack his photo album when he comes to ...

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