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DRILLER’S MARKET: Slowdown in oil industry yields cheap drilling costs

By Dennis Webb

These are far from the best of times for energy companies in western Colorado and across the country, with a drilling slowdown and layoffs resulting from low oil and gas prices. But the slowdown also has produced at least one upside for ...

Teacher sues high school for religious discrimination

By The AP

DENVER — A high school in southern Colorado is facing a religious discrimination lawsuit from a teacher who says on-campus prayer and distribution of religious materials violates the constitution’s First Amendment. The Denver Post ...

Rocky Mountain National Park to raise entrance, other fees

By The AP

DENVER — Rocky Mountain National Park will raise its entrance fees and other costs in October. The weekly pass for a car entering the park will climb from $20 to $30. The new single-day pass for cars will cost $20. The annual park pass ...

Driver in fatal state patrol crash due in court in Boulder

By The AP

BOULDER — The driver accused in a crash that killed a Colorado State Patrol cadet and critically injured a trooper is due to make his first court appearance. Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Gebers is scheduled to be advised of the ...

Printed Letters: May 27, 2015

By Staff

Will the next massacre near Meeker involve coal? Looking west from Steamboat ski area, the visual picture is one of pristine unlimited visibility. This is the rugged real deal of the Rocky Mountains. Wildlife is abundant; herds of elk and mule ...

Western voters support 
greater sage-grouse preservation

By Bill Grant

According to a 2014 Pew Foundation poll, “a solid majority of voters in Colorado, Montana, Oregon and Nevada believe that protecting the greater sage-grouse is an important part of preserving their western way of life.” Where ...

Squeezing the guv

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper must feel a little like Sally Jewell these days. Jewell is the secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior and oversees federal agencies that will determine the fate of the greater sage-grouse and the Colowyo Coal Mine ...


An Earl Weaver

By Tim Harty

Earl Weaver, Iowa Western remembers you. Or, at least Reivers baseball coach Marc Rardin does. The great, gray-haired manager of Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, Weaver was famous for ...


Age is only a number

By Dale Shrull

Terry Hamlyn loves the dirt and everything else that comes with mountain biking. At 63, he will be one of the oldest competitors hitting the Grand Junction Off-Road course on Saturday. Let’s call him seasoned instead of ...


A windy win

By Patti Arnold

Blow, ye winds of JUCO. And when they blew Tuesday at Suplizio Field, they blew all over the place. Straight in from center field, toward left. Then they’d die for a bit before starting right back up. “From a coaching standpoint ...

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