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Quick Picks: Wild West Fermentation Fest; area festivals; and Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra

By Ann Wright

Friday through Sunday, 
July 1–3 Cheers! Celebrate the holiday weekend with something new, the first annual Wild West Fermentation Fest. With craft beer, cider and liquor from around the region, this fest can be found on the ...

Moose charges woman walking dogs in Aspen

By The AP

ASPEN — Residents visiting an Aspen community garden are being warned that moose have been spotted in the area after one of the animals charged a woman walker her dogs. The Aspen Times reports that the moose charged toward the woman on ...

Obama admin changing coal royalty program to boost revenue

By The AP

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is changing the way it values coal mined from public lands in the West to make sure mining companies are not shortchanging taxpayers on sales to Asia and other markets. A final rule issued Thursday ...


Music Scene: Tara Thompson and other area shows for July 1–7

By Tammy Gemaehlich

A self-described “hillbilly from east Tennessee” and cousin of Loretta Lynn is set to pay Grand Junction a visit. Quirky traditional country music artist Tara Thompson will perform a no-cover show from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, ...

Beat the heat at several First Friday art displays

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Sure, the July temperatures may be hot, but so are this month’s First Friday art offerings. Those who have taught or taken a class at The Art Center will be featured in the exhibition titled, “Learning,” with a July First ...

Enjoy some family fun at annual fair in Fruita

By Tammy Gemaehlich

A Fruita celebration will be even bigger this year as the community celebrates our country’s independence. The Fruita Family Fun Fair is set for 5–9 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the Kokopelli Plaza in Fruita. It is hosted by the ...

Autopsy fails to reveal inmate’s cause of death

By The AP

DENVER — Officials say they have been unable to determine the cause of death of an inmate at the Jefferson County jail through an autopsy. The Denver Post reports 53-year-old Patrick O’Day was pronounced dead early Tuesday. The ...

Missing man found dead in Salida irrigation ditch

By The AP

SALIDA — Authorities say a 46-year-old man reported missing from a facility that serves adults with developmental disabilities has been found dead in an irrigation ditch in Chaffee County. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that deputies ...

Printed Letters: June 30, 2016

By Staff

Be careful calling the Constitution outdated In reply to the points raised in Navarrette’s column, he trots out some of the old timeworn half-truths the antigun crowd has used for decades. The left continues to promote the idea that the ...

Supreme Court ruling on guns makes sense

By The Daily Sentinel

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday expanded the range of offenders who can be barred from owning a gun to include those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence in state court. The ruling has implications for Colorado, which is among 34 ...

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