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Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

By The AP

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers died at Mount ...

3 arrested at Denver protest outside McDonald’s

By The AP

DENVER — Three people have been arrested in Denver while protesting in favor of raises for fast food workers. A pastor, a McDonald’s worker and another man who supported the cause sat down in the middle of Colfax Avenue outside a ...


Judge sets Blagg bond at $500,000; DA seeks emergency stay

By Paul Shockley

(UPDATED, 5 p.m.) Mesa County Chief District Judge David Bottger this afternoon set bond at $500,000 in Michael Blagg’s case, which prompted District Attorney Pete Hautzinger to file an emergency request to stay, claiming a violation of ...


Tough to ignore historical slogans on T-shirts

By Kevin Carey

These days, it is hard not to see messages printed on T-shirts, condensed snippets of words printed across the chest. These particular T-shirts represent the emptiness of our materialist, faddish culture. In terms of meaning, they have not an ...


Hospital spending $1M, hiring 20 full-timers for cancer center

By Greg Ruland

Community Hospital plans to spend $1 million retrofitting First Choice Surgery Center, hiring 20 full-time employees and establishing a new cancer care center by the end of December, president and chief executive officer Chris Thomas said ...

House candidate to host education forum tonight

By Staff

The Democratic candidate for House District 55 will host an open forum tonight to discuss what he sees as the needs of public education in School District 51. Chris Kennedy will host the forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the community room at Mesa ...

Cross it off your fish list: First pikeminnow conquers river ladder

By Gary Harmon

A Colorado pikeminnow has become the first of its species to make its way up the fish passage in the Colorado River to the Grand Valley Water Users Association roller dam, where it was collected and released to travel upstream, possibly to the ...

Fire destroys Sterling fertilizer plant

By The AP

STERLING — Authorities say a fire has destroyed a fertilizer plant in the northeastern Colorado town of Sterling, but no injuries have been reported. KCNC-TV in Denver reports the fire broke out Wednesday afternoon. Ten workers who were ...

Denver fast food workers to strike for $15 wages

By The AP

DENVER — Fast food workers in Denver are participating in a national strike to win $15 an hour wages. Workers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and other fast food restaurants plan to walk off their jobs as part of the ...

Jihadists inflame 
passion for justice

By The Daily Sentinel

The brutal murder of a second American journalist in Syria by Islamic State extremists stirs powerful emotions. It’s hard not to react viscerally to these sadistic thugs, or as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) allowed recently, “We ...

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