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BLM: Leave trails, roads for dry spell

By Dave Buchanan

This week, instead of the usual Outside Connection in which we offer free or low-cost events to do and activities to share, we have something you shouldn’t do. Officials with the Grand Junction Field Office of the Bureau of Land ...


Labeling rules strict regarding Champagnes

By Dave Buchanan

A recent article on two Colorado wineries headed this month to the U.S. Ambassador’s tasting in France brought a response from Rick Turley, owner and winemaker at Colorado Cellars, one of the oldest wineries in the state. One of the ...


Glenwood Canyon rockslide

By Duffy Hayes

Scenes from along the I-70 rockslide in Glenwood Canyon  ...


January unemployment higher than any time in 2009 in GJ

By Emily Shockley

Seasonally adjusted unemployment climbed to 9.4 percent in January in Mesa County, according to figures released today by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. In 2009, local unemployment peaked at 9.1 percent in July. The ...


Families: 3 Americans detained in Iran call home

By The AP

MINNEAPOLIS — Cindy Hickey had rehearsed what she would say to her son when she finally got to talk to him months after he was detained in Iran. When the time came, the conversation lasted only about a minute, she said, “so it ...


Appeals court takes up ban on new roads in forests

By The AP

DENVER — A federal appeals court in Denver will hear oral arguments on a ban on building new roads in national forests. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing a lawsuit filed by the state of Wyoming challenging the ban, ...


Colorado unemployment rate edges up to 7.4 percent

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado’s unemployment rate is up one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.4 percent. The state Department of Labor and Employment released seasonally adjusted figures for January today. Donald Mares, director of the ...


Businesses cope, and in some cases turn a profit, from interstate closure

By Dennis Webb

When rockfall started out the workweek by closing Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon Monday morning, it cut off about one-fifth of the American Gypsum workforce from the company’s plant. The wallboard maker, located in Gypsum east of ...


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Airfares shoot up with I-70 closure

By Amy Hamilton

The rockfall damage that shut down Interstate 70 Monday and Tuesday sent some travelers scrambling to find alternatives to driving the state’s two lengthy detours. The best advice for frugal travelers who want to head east or west ...


New warning system used for Glenwood Canyon rockslide

By Dennis Webb

Monday’s closure of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon resulted in the first use of a new system designed to notify the public of emergencies and issue other community alerts. Garfield County sheriff spokesman Phil Strouse said the system ...


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