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Lines West, May 6

By Staff

Stacking the Deck No matter what, poetry’s a hard sell, it causes ennui, you can count on it, cures insomnia, acute or chronic, if ever you read it you don’t dare tell. Skin the haiku, strangle the villanelle, sack ...

Colorado lawmakers finally confront state’s housing crunch

By The AP

DENVER— Proposals to tackle Colorado’s skyrocketing housing costs have finally been proposed in the state Legislature. But lawmakers don’t have much time to settle on complicated measures to expand affordable ...

‘Undie Run’ could go on despite pleas from CSU officials

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — More than a thousand Colorado State University students say they’re committed to participating in Friday’s annual “Undie Run” despite opposition from university officials. The Coloradoan reports ...

New veterans cemetery to be named after Pikes Peak

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — The new veterans cemetery that will be built to serve veterans in the Colorado Springs area will be named Pikes Peak National Cemetery. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the name at a meeting there on ...


Clifton man accused of raping at-risk adult

By Staff

A Clifton man has been arrested on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted an at-risk adult. Olando Eloy Oritz, 35, was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant alleging four counts of sexual assault on an at-risk adult, three counts of ...

Email letters, May 5, 2016

By Staff

Republican Party has dug its own grave The Republican Party has dug its own grave. With Trump as the presumptive nominee, will the leadership wake up and confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, or will they wait for a more liberal ...

Entertainment briefs: May 6–12

By Staff

Symphony has pledge drive Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra launched the pledge drive Take A Stand: The 1,000 for 100 Pledge in hopes of reaching a fundraising goal by June 30. The goals of the pledge drive are to help keep ticket prices ...


Quick Picks: Tulips and Juleps; Farewell Maestro; and area running events

By Melinda Mawdsley

Saturday, May 7 Join the pageantry Western Colorado will create a Churchill Downs atmosphere during the Tulips and Juleps Kentucky Derby viewing party from 2–5 p.m. on the lawn at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers ...

Health care executive confirmed as lieutenant governor

By The AP

DENVER — Health care executive Donna Lynne has been confirmed to be Colorado’s next lieutenant governor. The Senate unanimously approved her appointment to fil the vacant job Wednesday. All that remains is for Lynne to take the ...

Craig doctor acquitted on charge related to patient’s death

By The AP

CRAIG — A Craig doctor convicted of unlawfully prescribing controlled substances that led to the death of a patient has been acquitted of the most severe charge against him because of a missing word in a charging document. The Craig ...

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