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Race-based bullying in District 51 on the rise

By Katie Langford

Build a wall, deport them all. You’ll know what it’s going to feel like to be deported. You can’t play here because you look Mexican. Those are the words parents and teachers say have circulated in the hallways and on the ...


Blotter, Nov. 23, 2016

By Staff

Gang leader on the loose Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman said Tuesday that several high-ranking members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Gang have pleaded guilty to charges arising from the wiretap investigation, but the gang leader ...


Feds could mirror Jump-Start

By Gary Harmon

Colorado’s Rural Jump-Start Tax Credit Program could serve as a template for a federal effort aimed at boosting economic recovery, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said Monday. Gardner is planning a bill for the 115th Congress to ...

Delta narrows police chief field to 7

By Mike Wiggins

The city of Delta will pick from a group of seven men — including a former Palisade police chief — vying to become the next police chief. Tony Erickson resigned from the Palisade Police Department in 2015 and was paid $11,398 in ...

A year later, Colorado water plan progress assessed

By Dennis Webb

Colorado’s water plan hit its first birthday this month, prompting state water officials and some water activists to offer an assessment of how implementation has been going in addressing the state’s future water ...

County goes after grant for bike trail

By Gary Harmon

The Mesa County Commission on Monday applied for a grant to aid in planning for the Palisade Plunge bike trail, pushing the project a small step ahead. The commission approved a request for a $200,000 grant from the Colorado Department of ...

4 hunters sentenced in multiyear investigation

By Dennis Webb

A Nucla man will serve time behind bars and three other men also have been convicted in connection with illegal hunting on the Uncompahgre Plateau that took place for more than a decade and involved at least 17 poached bull elk. Colorado ...

Park Service seeks details on impacts of BLM leasing

By Dennis Webb

The National Park Service has weighed in on a proposal to offer more than 100,000 northwest Colorado acres in an oil and gas lease sale next May, seeking answers about potential impacts to Rocky Mountain National Park and Dinosaur National ...


Alternative gift fair evokes empathy

By Amy Hamilton

Lance Whitesides and William Smardo have always had a roof over their heads and food to eat. Yet the two ninth-grade students from Fruita 8/9 School did some deep thinking as they researched the living conditions of people in Haiti. Photos ...


Transgender lives honored

By Amy Hamilton

Three years ago, about a dozen people showed up for a local Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil. At the time, folks were scared to even walk into the gathering, fearing someone would be out in the night waiting to get them. On Sunday night, ...

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