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El Paso sheriff: Slur led to investigator’s retirement

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County sheriff says a racial slur directed at President Barack Obama prompted the retirement of a veteran department official. Lt. Robert Jaworski retired May 5 before a disciplinary board was convened to ...

Fort Lewis College student killed in home invasion

By The AP

DURANGO — Four men from Arizona are being held in the shooting death of a Colorado college student during a home invasion. Twenty-year-old Samuel Gordon, a junior at Fort Lewis College in Durango, was shot in the head after police say ...

Trustees may take high road to 2nd pot vote

By Amy Hamilton

A public vote on retail sales of marijuana likely will get another chance to bloom in Palisade, according to town trustees during their Tuesday night meeting. Trustees said they are interested in seeing draft language for a November ballot ...

Blotter, May 25, 2016

By Staff

Work-release walkaway A 21-year-old Grand Junction man accused of walking away from a court-ordered work-release assignment a day after his six-month sentence began has been arrested and could face new charges. Timothy Simpson in January ...

Email letters, May 24, 2016

By Staff

Both EPA and BLM need to address separate but complementary issues Last week the Environmental Protection Agency took a critical first step to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. The agency’s new rule establishes ...

Woman dies after own car rolls into her in parking lot

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Police say an elderly woman was killed when her car rolled into her in a parking lot in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reports the woman, whose name and age have not been released, got out of her car in a Walgreens ...

Authorities investigate fatal police shooting in Boulder

By The AP

BOULDER — Authorities in Boulder County are investigating after police shot and killed a man who had reportedly been shooting into Boulder Creek on Sunday. Police say the man pointed his gun at two officers who went to investigate, ...

Ex-Craig doctor heads to prison for unlawful prescriptions

By The AP

CRAIG — A former Craig doctor who was convicted of overprescribing narcotic painkillers has been sentenced to five years in federal prison. The Craig Daily Press reports that Joel Miller was sentenced after being found guilty of ...

Printed Letters: May 24, 2016

By Staff

Family excited for return to valley for JUCO games My son, Conrad Flynn, played in the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction in 2008 with Grayson and won. He also won the Robert Purkey Outstanding Pitcher Award, of which we were very proud. Your ...

Waiting for the state to save our schools?

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado is a top-performing state in several economic growth categories, but a legislative knot prevents lawmakers from backfilling the $5 billion the Legislature has cut from public schools since the Great Recession hammered the state ...

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