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Arson cause of Parachute fire

By Staff

Arson was the cause of a Parachute structure fire Saturday in which three tanker trucks also were burned and more than $300,000 in estimated damages was done. The Parachute Police Department said in a news release that the fire was reported ...

Producer wins Emmys for film on monument

By Melinda Mawdsley

Rocky Mountain PBS producer Greg Mikolai won two Emmys for his work on the documentary “The Colorado National Monument: Celebrating 100 Years of John Otto’s Dream.” He received the awards Saturday at the National Academy of ...

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De Beque town manager has left post

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The town of De Beque is considering its next step after the departure of Town Manager Bruce Smith. Smith became De Beque’s first town manager in 2006 and left the job abruptly earlier this month. Shirley Nichols, the town clerk, began ...

Panel OKs bus fare hikes of 50 percent

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Grand Valley Transit riders will have to dig deeper into their pockets when they board the bus beginning this fall. The Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee voted 3–1 Monday to hike bus fares in a move operators say is needed ...

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Dawn of another Olathe Sweet harvest

By William Woody

OLATHE — In a field off Carnation Road, seven miles northwest of Olathe, a harvest crew began working at first light Saturday morning to fill the first truckload of super-sweet corn. The crop, grown on some 1,500 acres, is the largest ...

Growers only fashionably late with bumper crop of peaches

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They may be a little late, but at least they’ll be plentiful. Farmers at the downtown Palisade Sunday Market said certain peach varieties are one to three weeks behind because of chilly weather this spring. Early varieties are already ...


Death of man found in car at park declared suicide

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A man found dead Sunday in a parking lot on the south side of Long Family Memorial Park committed suicide, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. A passerby called 911 about 9 a.m. to report a man appeared to be unconscious in ...

Investors rush to gold as value of dollar sags

By Charles Ashby

Imagine being able to travel in time, say back to 1971. What would you do? Some might be tempted to plunk a hefty bet on the then-Baltimore Colts and grin as you clean up when they defeat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 in Super Bowl V. Others ...

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Baking soda plant continues expansion in Rio Blanco County

By Dennis Webb

A company that produces baking soda in Rio Blanco County is nearing completion of the first phase of a project to double its output. Concurrent with its expansion, Natural Soda Inc. is launching a program to help financially support community ...

More Glenwood Canyon path reopened

By Staff

The Colorado Department of Transportation has reopened more of the Glenwood Canyon bicycle path, but it remains partly closed because of flood damage. The two-mile stretch between the Grizzly Creek and Shoshone exits of Interstate 70 is open, ...

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