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Man gets 30 years for killing stepdaughter’s boyfriend

By Dennis Webb

A restaurant owner was sentenced to 30 years in prison today for the shooting death of his stepdaughter’s boyfriend last year. Fredy Cabrera, 40, had faced a sentence of 16 to 48 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in ...

Colorado hospitals advised to be alert for Ebola

By The AP

DENVER — Health officials are advising Colorado hospitals to prepare for the possibility seeing patients with the Ebola virus after the first U.S. case was confirmed in Texas. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ...

Email letters, October 1, 2014

By Staff

Protecting species on the brink of extinction is pointless Help me out - 99.99 percent of all animals and plants that ever lived are extinct. This trend will probably continue for a many hundreds of millions of years until the sun cools, ...

Rain, snow, freezing weather to start October

By Mike Wiggins

The first day of October has brought with it a mixture of rain and snow and unseasonably cool weather for the Western Slope, as a winter weather advisory and freeze watch are in effect for many of the higher elevations and some of the lower ...

10 Things to know for Wednesday, Oct. 1

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. EBOLA CASE FUELS CONCERNS FOR LIBERIANS IN TEXAS   The first case of the disease diagnosed in the U.S. sends chills through the West ...

Storms through the day, dusting of snow possible on Grand Mesa

By Staff

The National Weather Service says the rain showers this morning are expected to increase and become more numerous this afternoon ahead of a cold front that should sweep across the region today. The local office says there should be numerous ...


At head gate atop pass, Western Slope, Front Range interests meet

By Dennis Webb

TENNESSEE PASS — A water-measuring flume on a ditch sitting exactly astride this pass outside Leadville might be as good a place as any to bring Western and Eastern Slope interests together to talk about water. Those interests met in ...


A foster child’s short life remembered

By Emily Shockley

Angel Place made life worth living for O’Neal Blackwell, father of the 11-month-old baby’s first foster mother, Misty Blackwell. “It’s like my reason is gone to be here,” Blackwell told a gathering of about 60 ...

Capitol dome reopening set for Thursday

By The AP

DENVER — State officials will be holding a dedication ceremony Thursday to mark the reopening of the newly restored Colorado Capitol dome. The $17 million project was necessary because Colorado’s intense freeze-thaw cycle caused ...

Printed Letters: Oct. 1, 2014

By Staff

Republican Men’s Club opposes Amendment 68 The monthly discussion topic of the Mesa County Republican Men’s Club was, “Do you support Amendment 68?” Amendment 68 is known as the attempt to turn racetracks into casinos ...

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