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Lafayette’s fracking ban tossed

By The AP

BOULDER — Colorado’s oil and gas industry has again won another court battle against a town that banned or limited fracking. A Boulder District Court judge on Wednesday tossed out a voter-approved fracking ban in Lafayette. The ...

Windsor library’s policy on weapons challenged

By The AP

WINDSOR — Gun-rights activists are expected to attend a Windsor library board meeting Thursday to protest the system’s weapons policy. The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group is challenging the Clearview Library District’s ...

Area veterans health system to resume surgeries

By The AP

DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System is restarting surgical procedures. The Denver Post reports that surgeries resume Thursday. The system ceased surgical procedures on Friday over concerns about its ...

Crested Butte’s big mistake was secrecy

By The Daily Sentinel

Some residents of Crested Butte are rightfully indignant that the town council secretively struck a handshake deal with Bud Light to turn their charming ski hamlet into a living beer commercial. If there’s no such thing as bad ...

Printed Letters: Aug. 28, 2014

By Staff

Green River nuke plant
 a dangerous proposition Oh goody, the Green River nuclear power plant has been given more approvals to build just 86 miles in a straight line from Grand Junction. Should something happen there, a breeze could have ...

Cop cams are worth considering

By Rick Wagner

It’s been a difficult week in law enforcement on the Western Slope with two officer-involved shootings, one in Montrose and the other in Grand Junction. There’s never a good time for events like these but they’re especially ...


GJ Rockies’ late rally falls short

By Allen Gemaehlich

Grand Junction’s winning run was at second base with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but he didn’t advance. Ogden held off the Rockies’ rally for a 5-4 victory Wednesday night at Suplizio Field to move into first place ...

Ogden wins appeal, then game vs. GJ

By Allen Gemaehlich

Ogden got a reprieve and held on to defeat the Grand Junction Rockies 4-3 in the completion of Tuesday night’s suspended game. The umpires originally ruled the game a forfeit win for the Rockies after Ogden manager Jack McDowell refused ...


Marriotts enjoy Western Slope Senior Games

By Dale Shrull

If Marshall Marriott was into nicknames, “Torch” might be good, because he was on fire. The Arvada man drained four straight 3-pointers, then trotted to the corner for his final three shots. After clanking those next three, maybe ...


A Major help

By Patti Arnold

Sam Howard was waiting outside of the visitor’s clubhouse in Billings, Montana, as his teammates finished showering after a game. Michael Cuddyer strolled up and stunned the Grand Junction Rockies’ 21-year-old pitcher. “I ...

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