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More students not ready for college courses

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Nearly two of every five students who graduated from a local high school in 2010 and enrolled for the first time in a Colorado college or university in the fall that year were deemed ill-prepared for postsecondary math or language ...

Laura Bradford

Lawyer: Ethics probe ‘ridiculous’

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The ethics complaint against Rep. Laura Bradford is “ridiculous” and should be dismissed, the Collbran Republican’s Denver attorney said in a response letter Tuesday to the House panel investigating her. In ...


Coroner: Killer had shed ankle monitor

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa man who shot and killed his estranged girlfriend, then took his own life, was not wearing his court-ordered ankle monitor when he stormed her home last week, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office investigator in the ...

Colorado victory gives Santorum 3-state sweep

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—No one was more surprised than Mitt Romney when, at the end of the evening Tuesday, GOP rival Rick Santorum won Colorado’s presidential preference poll. Though Santorum took an early lead, larger Colorado counties began to ...

Thrift, water storage dominate county board discussion

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Republican candidates for the two open Mesa County Commission seats unveiled their pitches to voters Tuesday, stressing thrift, common sense, opposition to a pipeline from Wyoming and more. The Daily Sentinel attended several of the 57 GOP ...

Garfield OKs completion of water study in gas field

By Dennis Webb

The Garfield County Commission on Monday approved moving ahead with completion of a study that the county’s former oil and gas liaison says found a possible link between natural gas development and methane in shallow groundwater south of ...

Asphalt plant decision delayed over concerns of organic farm owner

By Dennis Webb

A decision on a proposed asphalt plant southeast of Rifle was postponed Monday over concerns its air pollution could jeopardize a large, adjacent organic farm. “It’s actually the worst possible neighbor that an organic farm could ...

Guv helps Romanoff repay campaign debt

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper was a supporter of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in his bid for the U.S. Senate two years ago. So, it came as somewhat of a surprise Tuesday when Bennet’s Democratic primary opponent, former House ...

West needs water projects, Tipton says

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The growing West needs new water projects, but federal regulations are hindering efforts to increase storage for agriculture and growing populations, a U.S. House subcommittee was told Tuesday. “We need a sensible storage plan to plan ...

Local snowpacks rise, but are still below normal

By Staff

Snowpack conditions improved in the Upper Colorado and Gunnison river basins in January, but the statewide average changed little and remains well below normal, the Natural Resources Conservation Service says. The Upper Colorado was at 68 ...

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