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Man dies in rafting accident

By Paul Shockley

A Littleton man drowned Thursday after he and four others were thrown from their raft in Westwater Canyon in Utah. Jaymond W. Brasher, 47, was among a party of about one dozen people who were on four rafts, two of which flipped around 12:45 ...

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Terrorism threat diminished, yet it remains, experts say

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — Nearly a decade after the 9/11 attacks and two months after the death of Osama bin Laden, terrorism is less of a threat to the United States, but the country should not let its guard down, several national experts said ...

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Shell chief promotes proper regs, practices for public protection

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — Proper industry practices and regulations are key to safeguarding onshore oil and gas development in the United States, the president of Shell Oil Co. said Thursday. Marvin Odum’s comments at the Aspen Institute’s ...

Schools seek input on property tax hike

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School District 51 plans to test the waters this summer to see whether a mill levy override to benefit local schools is something Mesa County voters would support. Superintendent Steve Schultz sent an email to district employees Thursday ...

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Powderhorn auction approaches

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Powderhorn Ski Resort may have a new owner, or owners, in fewer than five weeks. The rumor mill is churning out speculation about who may show up to bid at the 1 p.m. auction Aug. 4 at the resort, which hasn’t shown positive net income ...

Delegation set to work over holiday

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The Senate will remain in session over the Independence Day holiday in an effort to resolve differences between Democrats and Republicans over raising the nation’s debt ceiling. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Thursday the Senate is ...

State loses confidential patient information

By Charles Ashby

Even though the information was lost nearly two months ago, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing waited until Thursday to announce a computer disk containing confidential patient information was misplaced. The disk contained ...

Udall opposes all ‘enhanced interrogations’

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There should be an “ironclad” prohibition against enhanced interrogation techniques even in a so-called “ticking time-bomb scenario,” U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said. Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services ...

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Medics work their magic with U.S. troops

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Witch Doctors are strong, effective and safe, Maj. Andrew Pollart said Thursday when he updated Montrose community leaders about the 85 members of the Montrose National Guard 928th Area Support Medical Company. The 928 ...

Police seek suspect in early-morning knife attack

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction police Thursday were looking for a man suspected of stabbing two people in an early-morning incident involving two vehicles. Richard Dominick, 28, and Nichole Macelhaney, 29, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were ...

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