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Camping closed at Utah’s Book Cliffs because of bears

By Dave Buchanan

No overnight camping is being allowed at a campground in eastern Utah’s Book Cliffs after a black bear broke into two unoccupied camping trailers. Daytime visits to the PR Springs and Willow Canyon areas are still allowed, but Utah ...

Canoeing tips for beginners at Sweitzer Lake State Park

By Dave Buchanan

There may not be any pea-green boats manned by owls or pussycats, but there will be tips on how to canoe Saturday at Sweitzer Lake State Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a free canoe-skills-for-beginners class from 9 a.m. until ...

State parks offer free admission Monday

By The AP

DENVER — Parks and Wildlife officials are celebrating the 138th anniversary of the Centennial State by offering free admission to state parks on Monday. Colorado joined the union as the 38th state on Aug. 1, 1876, and the first state ...

Verlander impresses as Tigers beat Rockies 4-2

By The AP

DETROIT — If Justin Verlander is beginning to round into form, Detroit’s starting rotation may indeed be the envy of the rest of baseball. Verlander equaled his longest outing of the season, pitching eight solid innings to lift ...

Turn back water, turn back mushrooms

By Erin McIntyre

The fungus is among us. I saw the first ones this week, popping up in the lawn. I hardly ever see mushrooms unless I go up in the mountains in the summertime, but this time of year is the prime time for lawn mushrooms. It seems like they ...

Don’t worry, it’s been a tough year for gardens

By Dennis Hill

I am so frustrated this year! Our garden has been just one big disappointment. I don’t think we’ll get one tomato. The rest of the garden isn’t doing all that well either. I’ve even lost a zucchini plant — ...


Predator in ‘worst case’ imprisoned for 92 to life

By Paul Shockley

Through his attorney, 37-year-old Matthew Joslin said he wanted to go to prison. That’s where Joslin believes he belongs, Public Defender John Burkey told District Judge Richard Gurley. Gurley enthusiastically granted that request ...


125 years of putting out fires

By Melinda Mawdsley

As evidence that the work of a firefighter is never done, several members of the Grand Junction Fire Department were dispatched out of their own party to answer emergency calls from the citizens they work daily to protect. The Fire Department ...


Community leaders in El Espino pushing to boost quality of life

By Staff

When Máximo Rodríguez, 80, headed up a community potable water project in El Espino, El Salvador, in the late 1970s, he could have easily been the first in line of 169 residents to receive a running water tap in his ...


St. Mary’s names new executive

By Emily Shockley

The new chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at St. Mary’s Hospital says he’s looking forward to working in hospital administration as well as the operating room. On top of serving as a communications ...

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