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Christmas decoration: Don’t rest on your laurels, Clark Griswold

By Rachel Sauer

Ask them why — why all the lights, why the tremendous displays, why the snowmen and carols and everyone in a Santa hat — and the answer usually is this: “I just love Christmas.” Some people — the casual, maybe, ...

I’ll keep the change, you can have my dignity

By Steve Beauregard

“No, thank you,” I tell the cashier, “I do not want to round up my change to save homeless orphaned animals with breast cancer who are illiterate.” She doesn’t say anything. She doesn’t have to. She hands ...

Hire Me First pilot program teaches work skills at Central High School

By Greg Ruland

They teach true grit in a work skills class at Central High School, where business warriors are made. Grit, sometimes called work ethic, is one component of a class, Business Work Experience, taught by Emily Bollinger. This year, Bollinger ...

Interior: Budget rider affects some sage-grouse efforts, not others

By Dennis Webb

The Interior Department says a federal budget bill rider will have some consequences for greater sage-grouse management, and for landowners living in Gunnison sage-grouse country, but won’t affect efforts to develop federal and state ...

Email letters, December 17, 2014

By Staff

States can do a better job of administering land than the BLM Gee, Janice Shepherd, in her recent letter titled, “Public land should remain with the BLM, not the state,” stated that she “heard the sound of an owl ...

Obama pardons two with local ties

By Charles Ashby

President Barack Obama today granted clemency to 20 individuals, consisting of eight commutations and 12 pardons, including two men from the region. David Neil Mercer of Grand Junction was pardoned for violating the Archaeological Resources ...

Saturday will be opening day for Powderhorn

By Staff

The recent snowfall on Grand Mesa has been enough for Powderhorn Mountain Resort to announce that they’ll open for the ski season Saturday. First chair will be 9 a.m. and trails on the lower part of the mountain will be open to skiing ...

Colorado teen to get 10 years for killing father

By The AP

EAGLE — A 14-year-old Colorado boy will spend 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing his father and trying to conceal the slaying for six days by keeping the body at home and telling the man’s employer he was ...

10 Things to know for Wednesday, Dec. 17

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PAKISTAN SCHOOL SCENE OF HEART-WRENCHING LOSS Images of blood-soaked floors, torn notebooks and blown up children’s clothes show ...

Hunter shot, killed by friend who slipped in mud rural Utah

By The AP

LOGAN, Utah — Authorities say a 57-year-old hunter is dead after one of his companions slipped in the mud and accidentally shot him in the back in northern Utah. Cache County deputies say the man was shot about 2 p.m. Tuesday in a ...

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