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Castle Rock: No immediate call on open carry vote

By The AP

CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock voters may have to wait a week to find out the results of their election on firearms in public spaces. Town officials said Tuesday night that they won’t have results for up to seven days. The all-mail ...

Aspen planning 12-hour uphill endurance race

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

ASPEN — Aspen Mountain is set to host a new kind of endurance race next month — to see how many times endurance runners can run up the mountain in 12 hours. The race is a quirky successor to the former 24 Hours of Aspen. That was ...

Printed Letters: Aug. 20, 2014

By Staff

Wilderness can exist with recreational use As a former federal land manager, I really appreciated the recent articles on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In the late 90s, Mesa County began to see the results of the Clinton ...

Dairy is a bummer, but news not all bad

By The Daily Sentinel

The closing of Graff Dairy in Grand Junction is disappointing on two levels. First and foremost it was one of those small businesses that could be called an institution. It didn’t just offer a superior product (ice cream), it provided a ...

Sheriff hopefuls should give position 
on militarization of law enforcement

By Bill Grant

Mesa County candidates for sheriff owe it to their constituents to clearly state their positions on arming local law enforcement agencies with military weapons. Should the sheriff, or police department, have the authority or the equipment to ...


Glenwood man says yes, then no, to murder plea deal

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A man accused of killing his stepdaughter’s boyfriend indicated twice to prosecutors that he would accept a plea deal before twice changing his mind and backing out of it, the second time in court Tuesday. Fredy ...


Food for thought on gas

By Charles Ashby

Hoping to build on efforts to block oil and gas lease sales in the North Fork Valley, farmers, ranchers, brewers and restaurant owners have teamed up. And they’re looking to go statewide. The new group, Colorado Farm and Food Alliance, ...

Foul play not suspected in death of inmate at Delta County Jail

By Paul Shockley

Delta County Coroner Kevin Lucy said foul play is not suspected in the death of an inmate at the Delta County Jail this past weekend, potentially the first Delta inmate death in more than two decades. Justin Stieb, 36, of Delta, was believed ...

Feds damaging economy, county board tells Tipton

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County commissioners fear federal overreaches every bit as much as they worry about Front Range thirst for water, commissioners told U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo, on Tuesday. Commissioners told Tipton that the Mesa County economy is in ...

School district fills about 300 open positions

By Emily Shockley

District 51 filled nearly 300 open teaching, administrative and support positions this summer following a domino effect created by the departure of some of the district’s top executives. Since May, the district has hired 148 teachers, ...

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