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Student finds new species at monument

By Charles Ashby

A Colorado Mesa University graduate discovered a new species at Colorado National Monument this summer. But don’t go looking for it unless you bring along a microscope. It’s that small. What student Kaitlynn Felipe found on the ...

Voters to weigh in on collective-bargaining agreements for teachers

By Charles Ashby

A measure to ensure that school board discussions of collective bargaining agreements with school teachers are open to the public will be on this year’s ballot. The Colorado Secretary of State said proponents of the measure, a ...


Book plan with a plot twist

By Emily Shockley

First quarter reading plans are on hold for District 51 sixth-grade language arts classes pending the decision of a curriculum and materials review panel set to debate the pros and cons of having middle-schoolers read a best-selling but ...

Fracking issue still uncertain, Beauprez says

By Charles Ashby

Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez is glad the two anti-fracking ballot measures won’t be placed before voters this fall. But then again, he isn’t. The Republican and former congressman said Tuesday that not having them on the ...

Western Slope water users want conservation from rest of state

By Mike Wiggins

Efforts to forge a state water plan to bridge the anticipated gap between supply and demand should focus on enhanced conservation efforts on the Front Range and shun any new transmountain diversions, according to a group of primarily Western ...


Man makes bizarre visit to mother’s house

By Paul Shockley

A Denver man is facing charges after authorities say he showed up at his mother’s home in Fruitvale demanding he be let inside, while flashing a badge and identifying himself as a police officer. Robert Sheetz, 24, is free on a ...

Climate activist: ‘We have to do this’

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — A billionaire climate-change activist throwing $50 million into political races, including efforts to get U.S. Sen. Mark Udall re-elected in Colorado, says events and impacts from global warming are unavoidable. “But not ...

Hot coal starts fire at idled Elk Creek mine

By Gary Harmon

A fire that consumed much of the Elk Creek coal mine conveyor system started when a chunk of hot coal that had been stored in a silo rolled down a conveyor belt, setting it ablaze on Tuesday morning, company officials said. No injuries were ...


Carter: ‘Nutcase’ deniers hamper climate efforts

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — Climate change was hardly on Jimmy Carter’s radar when he served as president in the late 1970s. But it’s a major concern for him now, and so is the political obstacle climate-change deniers pose in responding to ...


Two eyed in death of convict

By Paul Shockley

A spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections said two suspects, both offenders at the Sterling Correctional Facility, have been identified but charges have not yet been filed in the killing of a former Mesa County resident. Cody ...

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