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Local Briefs, Nov. 29, 2014

By Staff

Tree-care workshop on Dec. 4 The Western Slope Tree Care Workshop will be offered Dec. 4, at Two Rivers Convention Center. The workshop is an educational opportunity for tree and landscape professionals, homeowners and community members ...

Drainage district must work around history law

By Gary Harmon

Miles of ditches throughout much of the Grand Valley north of the Colorado River will get a once-over in the coming months as the Grand Valley Drainage District surveys its network of drains and canals. The cultural-resources survey was ...

Two entities stitch together a win-win plan

By Dennis Webb

A joint initiative that has been teaching professional sewing skills in Rifle has had another hoped-for result, helping prompt the founding of a related business in the city. Four Roaring Fork Valley women are planning to open the Whole ...

State board sends letter supporting test reform

By Emily Shockley

In a display of support for school districts backing standardized testing reform, Colorado State Board of Education members recently sent a letter to the state’s Standards and Assessments Task Force asking for reduced testing ...

Blotter: Nov. 29, 2014

By Staff

Local law enforcement agencies did not publish crime reports Friday due to the holiday.  ...


The right call

By Patti Arnold

Up three against a good 3-point shooting team in the final seconds. What do you do? Foul before they can get off a 3, that’s what you do. And that’s what Colorado Mesa men’s basketball coach Andy Shantz told his team to do ...


Optimum hustle

By Patti Arnold

Saane Lo’amanu took her coach’s instructions to heart: Be ready. She was ready when she was called off the bench Friday night and she was ready down the stretch when she was called to defend Simon Fraser’s outstanding guard, ...

Religion Briefs, Nov. 29, 2014

By Staff

Children’s Advent Workshop on Sunday All children are welcome to attend the Children’s Advent Workshop from 5–7 p.m. Sunday, at Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way. The workshop will feature fun and crafts ...


Couple take on ballot measure to keep darkness at bay

By Charles Ashby

Two Colorado residents are hoping to keep Colorado on daylight saving time year-round. Sean and Teri Johnson, who live in Lakewood, are trying to get a measure onto the 2016 ballot that would keep the sun up longer in the afternoons, ...

U.S. attorney files for cash, SUV in probe

By Paul Shockley

A North Avenue business has been a front for prostitution since at least 2011, and its owner hasn’t filed personal or business tax returns in five years, federal prosecutors alleged this week. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver ...

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