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Tancredo blasts Dems, GOP alike

By Charles Ashby

It didn’t matter if they were Republicans or Democrats, American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo criticized both in an address before the Western Slope Conservative Alliance on Wednesday. The former GOP congressman who left ...

Chevron gives $125K to math, science program

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Mesa County high school students next year will be able to tackle issues surrounding new-energy technology under the auspices of the John McConnell Math and Science Center of Western Colorado. The center will have a $125,000 grant from ...

Pilots recount tricky rescue of hunters in GarCo

By Gretel Daugherty

GYPSUM — In the hangar of the Colorado Army National Guard’s High-Altitude Army Aviation Training Site in Gypsum, pilot and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dale Jensen of Eagle swung the back door of the OH-58 helicopter open ...


Ex-agent’s book covers death of JFK

By Melinda Mawdsley

The conspiracies and misinformation tied to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination became so crazy for Gerald Blaine to read or hear that he finally decided to do something about it. On Tuesday, Blaine’s book, “The ...

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Montrose hospital tiff lands in court

By Staff

A judge pleaded with Montrose County and hospital officials to settle a feud that on Wednesday landed them for the second consecutive day in court. District Judge Jeff Herron told county officials he was “heavily leaning” toward ...

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Turn-of-the-century De Beque home destroyed

By Amy Hamilton

One of De Beque’s original turn-of-the century homes was destroyed by fire Wednesday, but no one was injured in the blaze. Homeowner Elda Hiatt was leaving the house, 317 Denver St., at about 10:30 a.m. and had just stepped off the ...

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Pool may soon need a lifeline

By Amy Hamilton

Eight-month-old Baylee DeMers already loves the water. Her mother, Mary Ellen Russell, toted the delighted infant around the Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool during swimming lessons one day last week while the baby’s father watched ...

Horses abused, man says in lawsuit

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A Paonia man is suing to have a herd of Arabian horses taken from the owner, whom the suit says is starving and mistreating the animals. The owner of the herd, Dona Bellinger, also owns a prize stallion whose performance this week at the U.S. ...

Garfield assessor challenger would continue oil, gas audits

By Dennis Webb

The challenger in the race for Garfield County assessor says he would continue audits of oil and gas valuations but take a less adversarial approach to the industry than the incumbent did when he took office. “I definitely have an ...

Tancredo in GJ today

By Staff

Tom Tancredo, the American Constitution Party candidate for governor, will be on the Western Slope today for three get-out-the-vote rallies this afternoon. Tancredo will start the rallies at 2 p.m. at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 ...

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