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Apples of their students’ eyes

By Debra Dobbins

Apples are wonderful gifts for teachers, but words are, too. Taking part in Teacher Appreciation Week, students express thanks to educators who made a difference in their lives: # # # Dear Mrs. Sellers, You made the biggest impression on ...

I-70 rollover injures 3

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Three people were sent to the hospital following a rollover accident early Sunday morning. Colorado State Trooper Matt Jakopic said John Polen was driving when a truck rolled one and a half times around 1:45 a.m. near mile marker 33 on ...

Vilsack allows movement on mine proposals

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack has agreed to let a coal mine near Paonia proceed with pursuing the installation of three methane vents in a federally inventoried roadless area. Vilsack decided not to block plans by Oxbow Mining LLC ...

Hire standards: Employers picky

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About 10 people stroll into Finish Line at Mesa Mall every day searching for a job, according to General Manager Rickie Harris. Some applicants walk into the store in ripped jeans and wrinkled shirts. Others wear suits and have earned ...

Death notices: May 2, 2010

By Staff

John Reese “Jack” Ellis, 91, died Dec. 4, 2009. Services will be at 1 p.m. May 10 at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery. James Frederick Litton, II., 62, Crawford, died April 28, 2010, in Delta. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. ...

Apricots safe, but growers still worry about cold weather

By Amy Hamilton

David Morton of Palisade was ready for some well-earned sleep Saturday night after working the previous two nights to keep his farm’s precious apricot blooms from freezing. Low temperatures were expected to be around 35 degrees Saturday ...

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27th Cinco de Mayo festival has big turnout

By Amy Hamilton

With plumes of peacock feathers on their heads and decked in shiny, gold-embroidered costumes, members of the dance troupe Ihuicatl awed audiences by moving to ancient Aztec rhythms Saturday at the annual Cinco de Mayo festival. The group ...

Rifle part of pilot sustainable-downtowns initiative

By Dennis Webb

The state of Colorado has selected Rifle as one of four pilot communities that will participate in a new program aimed at benefiting downtowns. Gov. Bill Ritter announced the city will join Fowler, Monte Vista and Denver’s Five Points ...

You said it: May 2, 2010

By Staff

Thank you to the JUCO committee for not raising the JUCO season passes this year. Also, thank you very much for bringing the buses back. It is really a convenience as parking at Lincoln Park is so limited. OK, OK! Now I love animals as much ...

Police blotter: May 2, 2010

By Staff

Unusual scam reported Deputies took a report Friday about what may be one of the more unusual scams they’ve encountered, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. A woman who lives in the 100 block of 29 Road reported ...

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