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Chicken Mike for president

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

In another cheep bid for attention, the city of Fruita has announced that Mike the Headless Chicken is running as a write-in candidate in the November presidential election. Mike, the world-famous mascot of Fruita, kicked off his campaign ...


I-70 roadwork finishing early

By Staff

A contractor has completed an Interstate 70 road reconstruction project in Glenwood Canyon 10 days ahead of schedule, bringing an end to a detour that restricted travel to a lane in each direction. Interstate Highway Construction, Inc., ...


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Newspaper honored for pioneer grit

By Rachel Sauer

It can’t have been easy, guiding a mule train over Stony Pass, the animals carrying parts of an antique printing press. John Curry did it, though, assembling the pieces once he reached a busy mining town called Silverton. On July 10, ...


Naked men roaming Garfield trails

By Dennis Webb

Recreationists who may have been hoping to see wildlife in the woods around Carbondale have been getting an eyeful of something else instead. The Garfield County Sheriff’s office has taken multiple reports of naked men being spotted on ...


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Trooper says he wants his job back

By Paul Shockley

Cleared of criminal wrongdoing but facing a federal lawsuit relating to a fatal shooting under administrative review by the Colorado State Patrol, Trooper Ivan “Gene” Lawyer said Thursday he wants his job back. “That’s ...


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Lawyers argued Dewey jury misdeeds

By Paul Shockley

In an appeal that was ultimately rejected, Robert Dewey’s post-conviction lawyers argued his 1996 trial was tainted by jury misconduct, among other issues, including the fact that the jury foreman was personally acquainted with or knew ...


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Trust nears finishing line for securing land

By Amy Hamilton

You know the power of the area if you’ve ever watched the sun climb over Grand Mesa from the ridge on Curt’s Lane. Maybe you were bitten by the outdoor bug when you first felt the thrill of mountain biking up Pet-e-Kes without ...


State snowpack 19% of average

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A warm, dry April shrunk Colorado’s snowpack to 19 percent of average, and more than half of the snow survey locations in the state no longer have snow, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service reported Thursday. Snowpack levels, ...


Man says he was fired for filing safety violation

By Amy Hamilton

A Durango man is suing BP for $5.2 million after he said he was fired for filing a safety violation. Larry Holland, a certified automation professional who worked as a contractor for BP from June 2007 to January 2012, said he received ...


New medical center planned for Battlement Mesa

By Dennis Webb

The Grand River Hospital District said Thursday it will build a $16 million medical facility in Battlement Mesa. The 35,000-square-foot building will house the district’s Battlement Mesa Clinic and Occupational Health and Safety Center, ...


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