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Student hosting concerts to benefit school bands

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Palisade High School freshman Josh Anders raised $1,600 last year during a fundraising concert for school bands. The 15-year-old hopes to raise thousands more for middle school and high school bands this year when he expands the fundraiser to ...


DNA clears man in 1994 rape, murder

By Paul Shockley

A man who has served nearly 16 years in prison for the 1994 rape and murder of a Palisade woman has been exonerated by new testing of DNA evidence in the case. Robert D. Dewey, 51, is scheduled to appear Monday before District Judge Brian ...


Robber strikes Alpine Bank in Clifton

By Paul Shockley

A man who robbed a Clifton bank after passing a threatening note to a teller was the subject of a manhunt Thursday night. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said the man entered Alpine Bank, 3243 Interstate 70 ...

Cheap gas filling in for hydropower

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Like many ranchers and farmers, the Western Area Power Administration is looking with trepidation at the minimal flows into reservoirs on the Colorado River Basin. Unlike those irrigators, though, the administration, which sells electricity ...

11 students in region are Daniels Scholars

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Eleven high school seniors from Delta, Garfield, Mesa and Montrose counties are among this year’s Daniels Fund Scholarship Program winners. The scholarship program pays all undergraduate college costs for recipients, minus funding from ...

Person hurt after jumping under train

By Staff

A person jumped from the platform at the Glenwood Springs Amtrak station under a westbound train Wednesday but wasn’t killed, an Amtrak spokesman said. The California Zephyr, which left Chicago on Tuesday, was leaving the station when ...


Eckert takes over as monument superintendent

By Amy Hamilton

Wednesday’s installation of a new superintendent at Colorado National Monument marked a full circle for Lisa Eckert. Eckert, a 30-year veteran of the National Park Service, worked in 1984 as a seasonal ranger in the fiery sandstone ...

State may not see electric car emission benefits

By Matthew Berger

Hybrid and other high-mileage, gasoline-powered vehicles driven in Colorado may produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than all-electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf, according to a report released Tuesday. The report, from ...

No community consensus on monument status

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Grand Valley residents are knotted in disagreement about whether to seek national park status for Colorado National Monument, a study committee concluded. Committee members next month will tell U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and U.S. Sen. ...

Club 20 sets lineup for leadership conference

By Staff

A GE Healthcare executive, a former head of the Colorado Democratic Party and a former justice of the Colorado Supreme Court headline a list of speakers for Club 20’s leadership conference in May. Retired Rear Adm. Arnold Lotring, who ...

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