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Colorado Springs homes evacuated after wall collapse

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — The residents of at least three houses in Colorado Springs could be out of their homes for several days after a retaining wall collapsed in the rain. The Gazette reports that the wall on the west side of the city ...

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park to reopen 2 years after wildfire

By The AP

CANON CITY — The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is opening for its first full season since a 2013 wildfire destroyed 90 percent of its structures. The Canon City Daily Record reports that the park will showcase new rides and attractions ...

A rural winner

By The Daily Sentinel

Pushing water uphill. Herding cats. Choose a metaphor, but it was no easy feat getting Jump Start Colorado from idea to enabling legislation. But Senate Bill 282 passed the state House on a 50-13 vote Wednesday and will now head to Gov. John ...

Local-control argument should cut both ways, but it’s selectively applied

By Rick Wagner

In the Netflix series “House of Cards,” the ethically and morally unfettered politician Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey (who will always be Keyser Söze to me), encourages the idea that whenever politics are involved, ...

Printed Letters: May 7, 2015

By Staff

Cities that prosper develop
 an atmosphere for growth Will it be a long hot summer? Is it going to be a repeat of 1968?
I certainly hope not. I lived in Columbus, Ohio a few years ago and saw how that city dealt with problems of ...

Grand Junction’s fleet division selected 27th best in Americas

By Amy Hamilton

The city of Grand Junction is doing something right when it comes to operating and managing its vehicles. In fact, the city of Grand Junction’s fleet division was recognized as being the 27th best in North and South America during a ...

No ceremony for GED grads planned in ‘15

By Emily Shockley

For 22 years, Mesa County residents who passed the General Educational Development battery had the opportunity to have their achievement recognized and celebrate with their families and other GED-earners at a local graduation ceremony. But a ...

What people are saying about the tax-friendly zones

By Staff

■ “We are primed for this opportunity and we are going to use it to the fullest.” — Grand Junction Economic Partnership Executive Director Kristi Pollard. ■ “The Rural Jump Start Zone legislation was a ...


Award-winning Mavs

By Patti Arnold

Austin Wallingford’s phone kept buzzing Wednesday as he was taking a test. “I was in class taking an anatomy test, and my phone started vibrating,” the Colorado Mesa senior catcher said later in the afternoon as rain pelted ...

Using wild-card system to seed playoffs silly

By Dale Shrull

A travesty, ridiculous, absurd, sickening, wrong. WRONG! But enough about Kim Kardashian’s wardrobe. Actually, I’m talking about the Colorado High School Activities Association’s use of a baseball wild-card points system ...

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