Western Colorado

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Banana shenanigans

By Gary Harmon

Nathen Channing said he hoped to “lighten the holiday mood” when he went out to practice a bit for a YouTube video that involved a banana, some unwitting deputy sheriffs and — perhaps unfortunately — no ...

Clifton water rates going up

By Staff

Water customers of the Clifton Water District will see their usage rates go up again starting the first of the year, the fifth time in as many years at the utility. Clifton water users will see their minimum monthly rate for 3,000 gallons ...


Temporary bridge to open over Dolores River

By Staff

Residents of Bedrock may be relieved to soon use a temporary bridge over the Dolores River as designs are underway on a new bridge. The current bridge is located on Colorado Highway 90 between Paradox and Naturita, a route that heads west to ...


Fire damages Gypsum energy plant

By Duffy Hayes

A Gypsum plant touted for its renewable energy promise suffered serious fire damage Saturday, after an all-day blaze that drew fire responders from multiple districts. The Eagle Valley Clean Energy biomass electricity plant — ...

Traffic Alert: Dec. 14, 2014

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ Safe Routes to Schools Project – Sidewalk Installation: Expect periodic lane closures and possible traffic delays on the south side of Orchard Avenue between ...


Church of the Nativity gives blessings at local cat shelter

By Rachel Sauer

Blessed were the purr in heart Saturday, for theirs was a sip of holy water if they wanted it. “Sure, she can have some,” said the Rev. Nature Johnston when Missy the cat indicated her extreme interest in the bowl of holy water ...


Church brings new life to an age-old story

By Rachel Sauer

The market was a chaos, a cacophony, a crush of motion and business. Centurions patrolled with a haughty swagger, deterring pickpockets but also hassling the occasional shopper. A woman hawked candles, three shekels each, while nearby at the ...


Years of checking alibis in Paige Birgfeld probe cast light on valley’s seedy side

By Paul Shockley

To get to Lester, they went through George, John, Timothy, Steven, Rob, Howard, Mark and Joseph. At varying degrees, they all inhabited Carrie’s world. Last month’s arrest of 63-year-old Lester Jones on suspicion of the 2007 ...


Palisade facelift: Downtown going uptown

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Downtown Palisade will see major cosmetic and infrastructure improvements in 2015, but those changes will also require a closure of Main Street to traffic for part of the year. Tuesday, trustees unanimously approved a budget including ...

State: Grouse 

By Gary Harmon

Colorado officials served a 60-day notice on Friday that the state will sue the federal government to prevent the listing of the Gunnison sage-grouse as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The federal government can avoid ...

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