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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 ...

Three years for man who dragged dog

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The man who dragged Buddy the dog to death last winter on Colorado National Monument will serve three years in federal prison and then a year of supervised probation. U.S. District Judge Philip A. Brimmer also fined Romero $500 and ordered ...

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McInnis still owes foundation $300,000

By Charles Ashby

Former congressman Scott McInnis still hasn’t paid the $300,000 he earned for his plagiarized “Musings on Water,” and the foundation that hired him is considering legal action to get it back. Drew Dougherty, executive ...

Suspect in wife’s murder hangs himself in jail

By Amy Hamilton

An inmate accused of stabbing his wife to death in March killed himself in his Mesa County jail cell Thursday night, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Octavio Vargas-Herrera, 25, was jailed on a first-degree-murder ...


Website goes after state GOP chairman

By Charles Ashby

An unknown group has started a petition to get the Colorado Republican Party to oust Dick Wadhams as its chairman. The group, which had not identified itself as of Thursday, is blaming Wadhams for taking “Colorado from a likely ...

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