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Student Spotlight, May 2, 2016

By Staff

2 go to Economics for Leaders program Scholarships to the Economics for Leaders program were presented last week to Kaylee Ferrell and Kazuo Salazar, juniors at Caprock Academy, by the FREE Foundation. The students will attend a weeklong ...


Interior official looks toward Roan

By Gary Harmon

The Roan Plateau is high on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s list of issues to be resolved in the remaining months of the Obama administration. Jewell recently discussed the next 100 years of conservation and a “course ...

Drones could fight fires,Tipton says

By Gary Harmon

The next big thing in fighting wildfires might be the drone, said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Unmanned aerial vehicles, frequently referred to as drones, could aid firefighters on the ground, as well as help with forest management, Tipton ...


Holding court: Renaissance Festival

By Amy Hamilton

Queen Zephyrine took nary a step without her dutiful court tending to her every need Sunday. Zephyrine, whose mundane name is Rutheyi Thompson, was quite the beauteous queen with her doting court always one step behind her, shading her ...

This Week in the Legislature for 5-2-16

By Staff

This is the last full week of the 2016 session of the Colorado Legislature. As a result, bills will move from committee to committee, legislative chamber to legislative chamber, sometimes all on the same day. Among the issues that are still ...


Road race caps Maverick Classic

By Staff

The fifth annual Maverick Classic wrapped up the weekend with the Whitewater Road Race. Colorado Mesa University had riders place third in both the men’s and women’s races. Natalia Franco had a good day with her third-place ...


Competitors laud event, course at Grand Valley BMX competition

By Jon Mitchell

Nick Adams has soaked in all of the positive feedback he’s gotten this weekend from the participants at the USA BMX Mile High Nationals. After all, some of that feedback came from some pretty prestigious competitors. “It’s ...

Lawsuit won’t affect events, operator says

By Jon Mitchell

A Grand Valley BMX official said he doesn’t believe a lawsuit involving the BMX track at the Mesa County Fairgrounds will keep events from happening in the future. Track operator Nick Adams said Saturday, during the Mile High Nationals, ...

Drainage district vote on Tuesday

By Gary Harmon

About 10,000 voters in the western end of the Grand Valley Drainage District on Tuesday will have the first chance to weigh in on the district’s $3 per month stormwater fee. The two candidates for the open seat on the drainage board ...

This Mental Health Month, let’s
 embrace a ‘zero suicide’ model

By Guest Columnist

Imagine, for a moment, that another country attacked the United States and killed 40,000 Americans. Now imagine that such an attack struck the U.S. every single year. That’s the crisis we face right now — except it’s not ...

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