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Getting It Right, Aug. 20, 2017

By Staff

A headline in the In Brief section on page 3A Saturday should have said that an inmate from the Montrose County Jail died Friday morning at an area hospital.  ...

Blotter, August 20, 2017

By Staff

Coroner IDs inmate who died in Montrose jail cell The Montrose County Coroner’s Office has identified the inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell at the Montrose County Jail on Friday morning. The man was identified as Robert ...


Need-to-know info about cats in Mesa County

By Erin McIntyre

Why doesn’t Mesa County Animal Services accept cats at the shelter? Mesa County commissioners adopted a new policy in 2014 stating the agency would no longer accept cats, effectively removing it from being a middleman in cat adoptions. ...


Officials suspect gas leak in Fruitvale home explosion

By Charles Ashby

Some people heard or felt the explosion of a Fruitvale home early Saturday, others just slept through it. Many who live near the home in the 500 block of 30 Road or were just driving though saw the aftermath, one that left no one injured but ...

Enviros want governor to oppose mine royalty request

By Dennis Webb

Environmentalists are calling on Gov. John Hickenlooper to oppose Arch Coal’s request for a reduced federal royalty rate for part of its West Elk Mine operations in the North Fork Valley, arguing that supporting it would run counter to ...


Cat conundrum

By Erin McIntyre

When Stacy Schoolfield and Jennifer Hancock found the newborn kittens living in a filthy litter box hidden in the weeds behind the empty neighbor’s house, covered in urine and feces, they knew they had to do something. Schoolfield had ...

Expanding 18 Road bike system on hold, not forgotten

By Jon Mitchell

Efforts to improve the trails and facilities at the 18 Road bike systems north of Fruita haven’t wavered despite recent obstacles that have put things on hold. Ture Nycum, parks and recreation director for the city of Fruita, confirmed ...

Utah’s loss, Colorado’s gain

By Joe Vaccarelli

When Mountain Racing Products owner Tim Fry visited a distributor last year in Apt, France, he was shown a brochure for the small city in southern France near the Luberon mountain range that referred to itself as “Little ...



By Julie Norman

We’ve been out exploring campgrounds and new bike areas this summer. One great new spot we discovered is Redstone Campground. A few weeks ago Joel Evans wrote about fly fishing on the Crystal River, so consider this a follow-up on ...

Weekly Calendar, Aug. 20, 2017

By Staff

Aug. 20 Palisade Sunday Farmers Market, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., downtown Palisade, fresh produce, arts and craft vendors, live music, chef demo by Clark Sarchet from Center at Foresight, 464-5602, ...

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