Western Colorado

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Ex-head of college has new job in N. Carolina

By Staff

Kerry Youngblood, former head of Western Colorado Community College, will be shoving off for North Carolina to take over as president of a coastal community college. Youngblood will begin March 1 as president of the Carteret Community College ...

Panel says no to special elections to fill U.S. Senate vacancies

By Staff

State lawmakers struck down a plan Wednesday evening that would have asked the people of Colorado and not the governor to fill its vacant U.S. Senate seats. On a 3-2 vote, the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee nixed Senate ...

TV host: Legislator Bradford is a patriot

By Staff

Conservative TV host Bill O’Reilly named state Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, a “patriot” Wednesday night for her efforts to toughen sentences for sex offenders that target children. “Colorado is one of just eight ...

REX to close, offers 25% off inventory

By Carrie Marfitano

Appliance and electronics retailer REX, 2469 U.S. Highway 6&50, is closing, and all merchandise will be 25 percent off starting today. The store will shut its doors Feb. 19, or earlier if products sell out. “We will literally be ...


For lease: Lots of commercial space

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For Edward Jones financial advisor Chuck Poland, one is definitely the loneliest number. A year and a half ago, Poland moved from an office space in Clifton to a new unit in a five-unit commercial strip built between Ace Hardware and Safeway ...

Stimulus favors union contractors, says head of builders’ association

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The stimulus package that has passed both houses of Congress is tilted toward union contractors, said the president of an association of nonunion builders. “Essentially, if you are not a unionized contractor, you need not apply” ...

Mom: Daughter, 6, was able to trick school into letting her go home sick

By Staff

The mother of a 6-year-old Chatfield Elementary student said her daughter was found Monday wandering around her neighborhood for two hours after the school just let her walk out the door during class. Auri Ogden said she had every intention ...

Residents urge state not to close prison

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Several hundred people turned out Tuesday night to urge state prison officials to reconsider a plan to close the Rifle Correctional Center. “For a community that has lived in a boom and bust cycle for many, many years, ...

Legislators: Gas board can still alter rules

By Staff

State lawmakers ruled out a plan Tuesday from a southeastern Colorado representative to bar the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from updating any wildlife-related regulations that could harm energy producers’ profits. Rep. ...

Dem looks at options in funding for state’s roads

By Staff

The Democratic state lawmaker tasked with ushering a massive transportation-funding bill through the House said Tuesday he is open to tapping Colorado’s mineral revenues to underwrite highway and bridge repairs. Rep. Joe Rice, ...

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