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Garfield Re-2 weighs two school closings amid budget concerns

By Dennis Webb

The Garfield County Re-2 School District board this week decided not to rule out two school closures as possible budget-saving measures in light of state cutbacks and voter defeat of a local tax measure last fall. The board decided Tuesday ...

Glenwood man sentenced in child pornography case

By Dennis Webb

A Glenwood Springs man was sentenced Wednesday to 36 years in prison after being arrested in 2010 and accused of storing more than 1,000 sexually explicit images of children on a workplace computer. Christopher Carlyle agreed to the sentence ...

Sales tax boost for Montrose recreation center makes ballot

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Montrose city voters will decide in three months whether to raise the sales tax to build and operate a recreation center. The Montrose City Clerk’s Office on Tuesday verified that backers of the project gathered enough signatures to ...


Legislator wants to expand gambling; bill may face long odds

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Horse racing with casino gambling may be coming to the Grand Valley. Though he knows he will generate a lot of controversy in what already is expected to be a contentious legislative session, Rep. Don Coram is planning to ...

District considers clinic contract with Community Hospital

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School District 51 and Community Hospital are a final contract and School Board approval away from a partnership that would create an employee clinic for people insured through the district. The district, which is self-insured, decided to ...

Judge: BLM must explain Roan decision

By Dennis Webb

A federal judge is asking the Bureau of Land Management to better explain why it didn’t consider protecting the top of the Roan Plateau from oil and gas development by requiring that underlying gas instead be reached through directional ...

Western State poll yields five name ideas

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Two former favorites in the list of potential new names for then-Mesa State College have made a short list of possible new titles for Western State College of Colorado. University of Western Colorado and Western Colorado University are among ...

More eligible for uranium compensation

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People who worked at uranium mills in Grand Junction, Maybell, Nucla, Naturita, Rifle, Slick Rock and 10 other locations could be eligible for compensation if they suffer from radiation-related illnesses. The U.S. Department of Labor listed ...

Price falls for home at edge of Black Canyon

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Billed as the “only luxury home inside an American national park, with no peer or comparable,” Casa Barranca is on the block, to a benefactor. Thomas Chapman, who built the 4,754-square-foot house on the lip of the Black Canyon of ...

One injured in fire near Rifle

By Staff

An occupant of a home near Rifle suffered minor injuries in a fire that struck a home near Rifle early Tuesday morning. The Rifle Fire Protection District said it was notified of a fire at 7109 County Road 320 just after 5 a.m. The fire had ...

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