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State wants pool to pay for fish kill

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The Colorado Division of Wildlife will seek compensation from the Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool for the deaths of 84 game fish earlier this month. The spill of water containing 10 percent bleach into the Colorado River was reported Nov. 2 ...

Palisade Art and Chocolate Walk to feature affordable local work

By Amy Hamilton

It’s the event all art lovers hope their friends and family will attend. On Saturday, Palisade’s Art & Chocolate Walk promises to tickle participants’ taste buds. And, lucky you if you’re the recipient of any of ...


Driver in girl’s death suspected of DUI

By Paul Shockley

A 19-year-old man already in jail was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of his third drunken-driving offense, but he will not be charged in connection with the death of a woman who fell out of his truck on Oct. 16, the Mesa County ...

Police ID driver in fatal crash

By Amy Hamilton

Rachel E. Counts of De Beque, a 19-year-old mother of a 2-year-old, was driving a Dodge Durango when she died Tuesday night in a crash near De Beque. The toddler, the only occupant who was strapped into the vehicle with safety restraints, was ...

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Neighbors’ meeting turns violent on rural Montrose County road

By Amy Hamilton

A confrontation between two less-than-friendly neighbors erupted into violence after they encountered each other on a rural Montrose County road. One woman was shot, and the shooter was temporarily blinded with bear pepper spray, according to ...

Soldier’s reason for thanks: 10 days on leave

By Rachel Sauer

First it was the wrong plane. “Is this his?” someone asked, and the answer, unfortunately, was no. This one was United from Denver, and they needed American from Dallas, so there was no point in scrutinizing every person who ...

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Woman gets 146 years for stabbing death

By Paul Shockley

A 20-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to serve 146 years in prison for the January stabbing death of a man and her attempt afterward to hire a hit man to silence witnesses. In handing down the sentence, District Judge Brian Flynn said a ...

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Family’s Bible story at key juncture

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Margaret R. Baker Williams is desperately seeking Margaret Ann Holmes Rhodes so she can pass along to her a valuable family heirloom after she dies. Williams, 85, of Grand Junction, inherited a 178-year-old Bible from her cousin, Margaret L. ...

Gratitude lifts spirit not just on Thanksgiving

By Rachel Sauer

The winter of 1620-1621 wasn’t especially harsh by New England standards, but scurvy and starvation and cholera made it nearly unbearable. Huddled aboard the small ship Mayflower where it was docked in the Massachusetts Bay, the ranks ...

Driver killed, four injured when car, truck collide

By Amy Hamilton

UPDATE: Wednesday, 4:45 p.m Rachel E. Counts, 19, of De Beque, has been identified as the deceased driver of a two-vehicle crash near De Beque, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Five other passengers were in the vehicle at ...

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