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Provision in bill to fund Interior prevents listing of 2 grouse species

By Gary Harmon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would be unable to list two species of sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act under a version of a bill that would provide for the Interior Department. The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday ...

Democratic fundraising ahead in Colorado races

By Gary Harmon

Democrats lead in fundraising for six of eight federal offices up for election this year in Colorado, with U.S. Sen. Mark Udall the biggest cash magnet. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., meanwhile, enjoys a large funding advantage over his ...


Blotter, July 16, 2014

By Staff

Boards, nails put on trails The Bureau of Land Management needs help to identify who put boards with nails sticking out of them on bike trails June 17 in the Prince Creek area near Carbondale. The BLM is offering a $1,000 reward for ...


Fletcher qualifies for ballot spot in House District 54

By Charles Ashby

James “JJ” Fletcher has qualified for the Nov. 4 ballot to run as an unaffiliated candidate for House District 54. Fletcher, a Palisade businessman, filed more than enough signatures with state elections officials to have his name ...


Hamblin joins sheriff race

By Charles Ashby

Another unaffiliated candidate has qualified to be on the fall ballot for Mesa County sheriff. Ralph Hamblin, who last week only was 34 signatures shy of reaching the minimum 750 needed to qualify, turned in more than enough to get onto the ...


Techie or no, you ‘can’ preserve tasty treats

By Staff

Here’s an update on preserving valley goodness as the Mesa County Fair this week exhibits the food preservation talents of our valley, and as we look forward to the Palisade peach recipe contest on Aug. 16, followed by the Fruita Fall ...

Judge clears 
from victim 
in slaying case

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge on Tuesday declined to exclude from trial comments a teenage girl made in hospitals after allegedly being shot by her stepfather last summer. Those comments by Leydy Trejo reportedly included her identifying ...


Return of grizzlies?

By Gary Harmon

Western Colorado once was home to grizzly bear, and federal officials should be looking at the potential for restoring Ursus arctos horribilis to that part of its historic range, an environmental organization says. The Center for Biological ...

Local running results, July 15, 2014

By Staff

Crag Crest Trail 10.5-Mile Run July 13 Results 1. Kevin Donoher, 1 hour, 35 minutes, 31 seconds; 2. Scott Vig, 1:38:53; 3. Rob Tran, 1:15:43; 4. Lew Kirkigaard, 1:54:53; 5. Bryan Baroffio, 1:55:47; 6. Kristi Siman, 1:59:11; 7. Mike McBride, ...


The thin blue line

By Dave Buchanan

The small stuff. We hear about it several times in our lives, mostly as in “Don’t sweat …” It comes almost as a barb, a bit of smack talk for something that should exist unnoticed, below our threshold of ...

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