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First of bait-car cases prosecuted quickly

By Paul Shockley

The first in a series of auto theft cases stemming from police use of bait cars ended with a guilty plea in 38 days. “It’s kind of hard to explain what you’re doing in a stolen car that doesn’t belong to you,” ...

State refunds available for overpaid fees

By Charles Ashby

Businesses that have overpaid the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office but have not yet claimed their money now need to turn to the Colorado Treasurer’s Office. Secretary of State Scott Gessler is to turn over about $485,000 in ...

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Area residents of Filipino descent mark victory with ally U.S. over Spain

By Charles Ashby

Americans have to wait another month, but for Grand Valley residents of Filipino descent, Sunday was Independence Day. That’s the day in 1898 when Filipino and American forces booted Spain from the South Pacific islands after nearly 300 ...

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Movie Days return to Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Curators of the Museum of the Mountain West hope the second annual Tribute to Western Movie Days will lure thousands of movie and history buffs to Montrose next weekend. This year, four original members of the television ...

More School District 51 seniors interested in college, survey finds

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Nearly two-thirds of the School District 51 senior class of 2011 plans to attend a four-year college or university this fall, according to an exit survey conducted by the district this spring. Sixty-three percent of seniors said they plan to ...

Legislative redistricting work begins

By Charles Ashby

Western Slope residents will have their first opportunity Monday to make their feelings known about how their legislative districts should be redrawn. That’s when the Colorado Reapportionment Commission will begin accepting public ...


Authorities seek two suspects fleeing confrontation, accident

By Rachel Sauer

Two men were at large Saturday night after fleeing an accident after a knife fight, authorities said. Authorities suspect the men were involved in a fight on 26 3/8 Road near the Department of Energy site. They had been fighting Friday night ...

Representatives of volunteer groups talk about what directors’ roles entail

By Dave Buchanan

Every volunteer group needs a vibrant board of directors, but not every member is willing or is wanted on a board. After talking with representatives from several groups, here are some tips on how to be a better director. Know the ...

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Social networking a void between older leaders, younger rank and file in volunteeer groups

By Dave Buchanan

Mention Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, MouthShut or any of the hundreds of social media sites to aging birders, anglers and hunters, and you might get a blank look. For some, communication has become something they don’t ...

Report: Climate change could cut river flows

By Dennis Webb

Climate change may result in about a 9 percent drop in average Colorado River flows over the next half-century, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says in a new report. Drought frequency and duration are expected to increase under a ...

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