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Flash flood watch issued for portions of western Colorado, Utah

By Melinda Mawdsley

A flash flood watch has been issued for portions of eastern Utah and western Colorado through the afternoon and evening hours today. The National Weather Service issued the watch Saturday in anticipation of heavy rain expected in the area ...

Groups plan to urge EPA to toughen air-quality rules for oil, gas industry

By Dennis Webb

Citizen and environmental groups say they plan to call for tougher air-pollution regulation of the oil and gas industry when the Environmental Protection Agency holds two public meetings on the issue this week. The agency is holding the ...

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Movie watching 2.0

By Amy Hamilton

Wanna watch a movie? There’s more than a few options anymore, the possibilities seeming to expand daily. You could always check the listings and head to the nearest theater. But for the at-home experience, watching what you want when ...

Inmate who tried to murder friend dies in prison

By Melinda Mawdsley

A former Palisade man serving 64 years for attempted murder and assault has died in prison. James Anthony Duran died July 24. He was 48. Duran was convicted in 2005 and 2008 of shooting his friend Brad Hatch in the head and leaving Hatch on ...


Clifton loaded with liquor stores; owners protest latest license

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A new convenience store offering gasoline, convenience items and liquor is too potent a mix for Clifton, a group of liquor-store owners say. The owners of Clifton Liquors and Mount Garfield Liquors, as well as others in the area, said they ...

State wants champions of breakfast

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In a time when education funding is hard to attain, the Colorado Department of Education is offering cash prizes to schools that increase the percentage of students eating breakfast at school. The Colorado School Breakfast Challenge, launched ...

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Scientist digging in to boneyard secrets

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John Foster wants to get a three-dimensional glimpse at the Mygatt-Moore dinosaur quarry. A $25,000 grant from the Bureau of Land Management could give him just such a look at the Jurassic burial pit in Rabbit Valley. The quarry, which has ...

Sheriff: No evidence of foul play in Rifle death

By Staff

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said Friday no foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday near Rifle. The Sheriff’s Department otherwise is saying little about the circumstances behind the ...

Hickenlooper is W. Slope bound

By Staff

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, the Democrat running for Colorado governor this fall, will be on the Western Slope this weekend. Hickenlooper will be at the High Mountain Institute in Leadville at 2 p.m. today. On Sunday, the mayor will head ...

Police blotter, July 31, 2010

By Staff

Attempted murder counts A Mesa County man formally was charged in court on Friday with four counts of attempted murder and other felony charges after a hit-and-run crash outside of a local nightclub last week. Robert Philip Helwig, 25, is ...

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