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Cop’s widow drops lawsuit against police

By Paul Shockley

A widow who blamed local authorities for the suicide of her husband, a former Grand Junction police officer who was facing rape allegations, has dropped a federal lawsuit. Florida resident Michelle Coyne, through her Denver attorney, filed a ...

Traffic Alert, Jan. 30, 2011

By Staff

The following road closure and maintenance project may impact traffic this week: Downtown Uplift: The 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street are closed to traffic, and a small portion of Sixth Street is closed from Main Street south to the alley ...


New Fruita venue opens for creative endeavors

By Melinda Mawdsley

Josh Ott and Max Connors grew tired of Fruita residents complaining about having nothing to do. With the help of friend Michelle Cools, the trio opened Mirth on New Year’s Day to generate more activity in downtown Fruita and provide a ...

Scorpion-like creature becomes latest species found in caverns

By Dennis Webb

When Steve Beckley began bringing visitors into Glenwood Caverns, he had no idea of the diversity of life already inside. Beckley, owner of the caverns,  says more than 50 new species have been discovered in the Glenwood Springs tourist ...

Jobless rate in Montrose at 14-year high

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The unemployment rate in Montrose County reached a 14-year high when it rose to 11.2 percent in December, according to unadjusted figures released this week by the Colorado Department of Labor. December figures show 2,236 ...


College students spend winter break building houses for destitute in Tijuana

By Amy Hamilton

Where there were houses made of cardboard, tarps and mud floors, three sturdy homes now stand. A group of 31 people, including Mesa State College and University of Northern Colorado students and other adults, built not only homes, but ...

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Ouray, Forest Service close to land agreement on ice park

By William Woody

OURAY — The city of Ouray is one step closer to acquiring land encompassing the Ouray Ice Park from the U.S. Forest Service as both sides await news from a federal reviewer on the land’s appraisal value. “We should have the ...

State legislators want ballot changes made

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — State legislators are eyeing several measures this session designed to make the state’s ballot measures clearer to understand. The measures range from requiring backers of citizens’ initiatives to identify who they ...

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Legislator barred from Senate after dust-up over redistricting

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Without a single line being drawn, a fight erupted this week between members of a bipartisan panel that is to determine new congressional district boundaries, resulting in one state representative being barred from the Colorado ...

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Man wins chamber honor for feeding hungry kids

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His day job charges him with helping investors build their financial wealth. But Mike Berry probably never dreamed of the notoriety he would gain through assisting those who have very little. Berry, the founder of an initiative that feeds ...

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