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Rocky Mountain park balances visitation growth, short staff

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — Rocky Mountain National Park’s number of search and rescue incidents hasn’t increased as of late, but visitation has — which puts a strain on resources, Chief Ranger Mark Pita said. The park, which often ...


Rockies beat Padres 8-4, open 2-game lead for last wild card

By The AP

SAN DIEGO — The Colorado Rockies are headed home in firm control of their playoff destiny. Gerardo Parra hit a tiebreaking single in a two-run third inning, Pat Valaika and Charlie Blackmon hit consecutive home runs in the ninth and the ...


Utah GOP brings battle over nominations to appeals court

By The AP

DENVER — Utah Republicans were pressing ahead with a legal battle that has divided the party for three years, arguing before a federal appeals court Monday that a state law changing how political parties nominate their candidates is ...


Bergeron’s late goal lifts Mavs over UCCS

By Staff

Dramatic finishes seem to be a theme for Colorado Mesa’s women’s soccer team this season. The Mavericks on Sunday continued that recent trend, getting the go-ahead and game-winning goal from Halie Bergeron in the 89th minute to ...


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Tope Elementary embraces new curriculum

By Katie Langford

It’s 10 a.m. at Tope Elementary, and Amy Modica’s first-grade class is learning how to build rafts out of apples, popsicle sticks and packing peanuts. Their creations will be tested on two tiny plastic people in a tub of water, ...


Panel celebrates freedom to read

By Kelly Slivka

For anyone who’s read them, it’s hard to deny the power of books. Books kept history professor Sarah Swedberg, who teaches at Colorado Mesa University, sane and engaged through a culturally spartan childhood in rural New ...


Test area shrinks for drilling near Rulison nuke site

By Dennis Webb

A revised plan of testing for radioactivity by oil and gas companies operating near the site of a 1969 underground nuclear blast test site in Garfield County shrinks the area where such testing is required. The revision, completed in July, ...


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Lonesome ranch aims to stay that way

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management has been dragged into a lawsuit over whether a road outside De Beque should be opened to public use, but the agency has yet to say where it stands on the issue. The legal battle also has shifted as a result from ...


Death notices, Sept. 25, 2017

By Staff

■ Florence Ellis, 95, Grand Junction, died Sept. 22, 2017, at Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center. Services will be at noon Wednesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial will follow at Palisade Municipal Cemetery. Survivors ...


Residents not putting off their medical care needs despite costs, survey says

By Charles Ashby

Despite the rising cost of health care insurance in recent years, fewer Western Slope residents are putting off seeing a doctor or buying the medications they need than in years past, according to a new survey on access to health care. The ...


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