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Farm-to-food-bank bill to be signed in Durango

By The AP

DURANGO — Farmers will soon have an incentive to donate much needed produce to Colorado food banks. Gov. John Hickenlooper is scheduled to sign a bill Friday that will give farmers a tax credit for a quarter of the wholesale market ...

LinesWest: May 30

By Staff

Poems Poems are like flowers, they bloom free and tall always renewing beauty’s call. They hide in places big and small they are hard to find, in a mess, a jumble of crowded work spaces, but once you catch ...

Visits to Utah state parks over holiday top 113K

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Visitation to Utah’s state parks over the recent Memorial Day weekend topped 113,000. State Parks Director Fred Hayes says the 113,500 visitors represent an increase of more than 15 percent over last year’s ...

James Holmes’ lawyers want closed jury selection

By The AP

CENTENNIAL — Lawyers for the man suspected of killing 12 people in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater told a judge Thursday they want the public and the media barred from the entire jury selection process. Prosecutors agreed ...

Colorado man sentenced for Maine double stabbing

By The AP

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Colorado man convicted of stabbing two other men during a drunken brawl sparked by racial slurs outside a Maine bar has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. Jacob Lynn Hitchcock was sentenced by a judge ...

Recent tallies show Gunnison sage-grouse ‘secure’

By Gary Harmon

The Gunnison sage-grouse seems to be getting a clawhold on Pinyon Mesa, according to recent tallies of the bird’s population in Colorado and Utah. The largest population of the birds, that in the Gunnison Basin, also appears to be on ...


Mural rules change at skateparks

By Amy Hamilton

Some of the graffiti art on Westlake Park Skatepark is innovative and vivid, a burst of color on the white concrete formed in dips and bowls. Other sections, like a severely steep shallow bowl, dubbed the “deathbowl” as marked in ...

City suspects sharp tacks scattered at Lincoln Park an intentional act

By Staff

City officials are treating seriously the recent discovery of sharp tacks — likely intentionally left — around playground equipment at Lincoln Park. That discovery Wednesday — in combination with a similar event in ...

Summer classes
 for some pupils
— by invitation

By Emily Shockley

Once again, School District 51 will not fund summer learning programs at its schools this summer. But a handful of local schools will have invitation-only summer programming thanks to grants. The district cut summer extended learning programs ...

Death notices, May 30, 2014

By Staff

■ Donald Leroy Bedford, Sr., 83, Orchard Mesa, died May 21, 2014, at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. June 13 at Palisade Nazarene Church, followed by burial at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Survivors include wife ...

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