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Sex offender guilty of exploiting children

By Dennis Webb

A Glenwood Springs-area man agreed to a plea deal instead of going to trial Monday on charges he stored more than 1,000 sexually explicit images of children on his workplace computer. Christopher Earl Carlyle, 35, pleaded guilty to four ...

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CMU attracting students with better grades, test scores

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Students new to Colorado Mesa University this fall are better prepared for college course work than past classes, according to the school’s president. Census data taken earlier this month show the portion of first-time Colorado Mesa ...

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I-70 crash kills man on way to new home

By Paul Shockley

A man driving a U-Haul truck and en route with family to their new home in California died Thursday when the truck went off the paved shoulder of Interstate 70 and slammed into a support beam at the 26 Road overpass. Erik K. Bartholomew, 27, ...


Four arrests made in robbery; one man sought

By Paul Shockley

Four people have been arrested and police are looking for a fifth in connection with an armed robbery of a home near Norwood where medical marijuana is grown, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday. The five suspects ...

Ruling balances public info, voter privacy

By Charles Ashby

Ballots are public records as long as they don’t identify the people who cast them, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The ruling stems from a Colorado Open Records Act case filed by an Aspen woman following her failed ...

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Congregants celebrate Judaism’s Rosh Hashanah, time of renewal

By Rachel Sauer

It was time for renewal, to start fresh beyond the burden of past mistakes. So, members of Congregation Ohr Shalom stood above the Colorado River on Thursday afternoon, breaking pieces of bread from larger loaves and tossing them into the ...

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World War II-era Flying Fortress in Montrose, along with other warplanes, for salute to vets

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Of the tens of thousands of military aircraft built during World War II, none is more iconic than the B-17 Flying Fortress. One such airplane, the “Sentimental Journey,” touched down in Montrose on Thursday to ...

Truck driver won’t face felony charge in fatal crash

By Dennis Webb

Prosecutors decided against filing any felony charges against a Del Norte man accused of running a red light in a log-hauling truck and killing the driver of a vehicle near Glenwood Springs on Aug. 16. Jim Leuthauser, chief deputy district ...

University plans alumni awards banquet

By Staff

Four alumni and the Mesa State College 1982 football team will be recognized tonight at the Colorado Mesa University Awards Banquet in the University Center Ballroom. Michael Burke, class of 1990, and Greg Walcher, class of 1979, will receive ...

Injury crash closes westbound lanes of Interstate 70

By Staff

Westbound traffic on Interstate 70 was diverted Thursday night as authorities responded to the scene of a rollover crash that occurred roughly across the roadway from Fruita Monument High School. Three vehicles were involved in the crash, and ...

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