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Mesa County awarded grant to study jail alternatives

By Paul Shockley

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Tuesday that Mesa County is among 20 jurisdictions that will receive a $150,000 grant toward reducing jail population. The grant is part of the Chicago-based charitable group’s ...


Wine Openers: Winiarski, Colorado’s wines ‘show a completeness’

By Dave Buchanan

DENVER — A curious thing happened last week during the Colorado Governor’s Wine Competition: The judges argued amongst themselves. What makes this remarkable is that, first, this was a regional wine judging, which generally ...


Senators urge funding for sage grouse conservation

By The AP

DENVER — Five Democratic senators are asking colleagues to fund preservation efforts for the imperiled greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse. The senators on Tuesday urged the Appropriations Committee to fund programs that ...


Colorado aims to reduce diabetes, costs for Medicaid clients

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado health officials are launching a diabetes prevention campaign for people covered by Medicaid, a state and federal health care program for low-income residents. The state Department of Public Health and Environment said ...


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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 ...


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