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Competitive ballroom dancers not constrained by age

By Daniel Humphries

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. You can teach a couple of spunky retirees to ballroom dance, though. Mo Bloemsma, 71, and Jim Eller, 65, along with 15 other dance students of various ages from La Puerta Dance Studio, will ...

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Multiple powers of Shoshone: Xcel plant also big influence on Colorado River flow

By Dennis Webb

With its twin turbines out of commission as protection against debris in the high water in the Colorado River, the 102-year-old Shoshone Generating Station in Glenwood Canyon looked like a museum during a public tour this week. Once the ...

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Roice-Hurst Humane Society moves into new facility

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Multiple rooms filled with cats leaping between shelves and curling up on couches were just a dream when Roice-Hurst Humane Society was at 3320 D 1/2 Road in Clifton. Now that the animal rescue organization has moved into the former Mesa ...

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Painting not to Mesa State’s tastes

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California artist Christian Quintin spent five months painting a “whimsical” interpretation of the Grand Valley’s rock formations and rivers to hang in Mesa State College’s Academic Classroom Building. When his $12,300 ...

Record number of visitors boosted tourism spending in state in 2010

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s tourist destinations set a few records in the number of visitors last year, according to an annual tourism report released Wednesday. The report, commissioned by the Colorado Tourism Office, showed the state remained the ...

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Hanging Lake designated natural landmark of national significance

By Staff

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has designated Hanging Lake above the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon as a natural landmark of national significance. Natural landmarks are areas recognized for outstanding and unique biological or geological ...

Roadless rules get once-over

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MONTROSE — A plan for managing Colorado’s roadless national forest land fell short of allaying the suspicions of many who attended its introduction Wednesday in the Montrose Pavilion. The plan encouraged others, however, who said ...

Tipton pulls support for natural gas tax breaks

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton was one of three Colorado congressmen who this week took his name off a bill designed to boost the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel. The measure, which awaits a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Energy ...

Police probe death of man in camper fire

By Paul Shockley

Witnesses told Grand Junction police they did not see anyone fleeing the scene of a burning camper Tuesday night before a man’s body was discovered inside “We have several witnesses who we believe were in the area around the time ...

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Pets freed from homes of hoarders

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Dogs barking at all hours of the night. Cats spilling out into the neighborhood anytime the front door opens. The stench of animal waste burning the nostrils of passersby. That’s what many people think of when they imagine the home of ...

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