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Pull out your cowboy (or cowgirl) hat for Christmas in Collbran

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Celebrate Christmas cowboy-style at the fourth annual Cowboy Christmas Ball and Festival on Saturday, Dec. 20, in Collbran. A gift and craft fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Collbran Auditorium at the corner of High and Main ...

Entertainment in Brief: Winter classes at Art Center

By Staff

Winter classes at Art Center A variety of winter classes for kids, teens and adults will begin Jan. 5 at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St. Specialty workshops also are planned for January and February. Members can receive discounts for ...

Judge appoints board to sort out polygamous homes

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah judge has appointed a board of trustees to sort out the redistribution of more than 700 homes in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border where Warren Jeffs’ sect is based. State Judge Denise ...

Colorado pot law challeged in court

By Charles Ashby

The attorneys general in Nebraska and Oklahoma announced today that they planned to filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s voter-approved law legalizing recreational marijuana. The two attorneys ...

Gardner: Interior needs less federal approach to sage grouse

By Gary Harmon

Congress made it clear that states should take the lead role in protecting the sage grouse in the western United States, Sen.-elect Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said today. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell “would be well advised to work with ...

Quick Picks: ‘Frozen’ Children’s Friday Fusion; Veterans Art Showcase

By Ann Wright

Friday, Dec. 19 Thaw out If you’ve got a “Frozen” fan, then here’s an afternoon sure to warm his or her little heart. The Children’s Friday Fusion at Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library is all about ...

Burns man who killed intruder jailed for menacing

By The AP

EAGLE — An Eagle County man who shot and killed an alleged masked intruder last week is behind bars after later allegedly pointing a rifle at detectives driving up to his home. Douglas Behrends says he shot 32-year-old Brooks Hampton ...


Salvation Army, National Guard join forces for Christmas cheer

By Amy Hamilton

At first glance, a maintenance garage doesn’t seem like the most festive place to host Santa’s workshop. On one side, boxes stuffed with toys sit waiting for families underneath lifts beefy enough to hoist mammoth engines. ...

‘The Hobbit’ Quiz: Test your knowledge as a new movie debuts

By Staff

(Hi, everyone. This is Rachel. As you’re probably aware, the third and final movie in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” opened Wednesday, Dec. 17. It followed 2012’s ...

Lockheed pledges 850 high-paying jobs in JeffCo

By The AP

DENVER — Lockheed Martin Space Systems will receive nearly $17 million in tax rebates from Jefferson County over 15 years in exchange for a pledge to create 850 high-paying jobs at its Waterton Canyon facility. The Denver Post reports ...

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