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Baby left in trash can ‘fighting for his life’

By The AP

KEARNS, Utah — Police say a newborn baby is in extremely critical condition after his mother left him in a trash can near her home in Kearns. Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson says a woman who lived nearby heard what she thought ...

Colorado hunters asked to look for missing hiker

By The AP

CRESTED BUTTE — Hunters are being asked to look out for a hiker who has been missing for nearly two weeks near Crested Butte. Sherri Ahlbrandt of Littleton was reported missing Aug. 13 in the Oh Be Joyful and Daisy Pass area of the ...


Police officers shoot, kill man

By Paul Shockley

A man was shot and killed by Grand Junction police officers Monday outside a downtown home in what witnesses called a quick flurry of more than 10 shots. Police spokeswoman Kate Porras said officers were called just after noon to a home at ...

Crested Butte to become Bud Lite’s ‘Whatever’ town

By The AP

DENVER (AP) — Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for “Whatever” — a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad ...

Woman accused of kidnapping dad from center

By The AP

PUEBLO — A 35-year-old woman is charged with kidnapping for allegedly taking her father from a Pueblo assisted-living center. Police say that 57-year-old Apolonio Fierro was kidnapped from the center where he has been court-ordered for ...

Suicide suspected in Loveland train death

By The AP

LOVELAND — Authorities say the death of a 13-year-old hit and killed by a freight train in Loveland was a suspected suicide. The BNSF train hit the boy just before 11 p.m. Friday. The Larimer County Coroner’s Office has ruled his ...

Funeral for Marine who wanted to surprise brother

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — Family and friends are gathering to remember the Colorado Marine killed in a crash on his way home to surprise his little brother. The funeral for Lance Cpl. Brennan Ching will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Faith ...

U.S. needs clarity and a plan for Middle East

By The Daily Sentinel

America’s prime directive in Iraq should be bolstering the Iraqi government so that it’s equipped to deal with Islamic extremists — not intervening directly against the extremists themselves. That’s the position ...

Printed Letters: Aug. 26, 2014

By Staff

Unaffiliated candidate for people, not parties Recently, Freedom! Colorado held its forum for the contested offices in Mesa County. Conspicuously absent from this event was Matt Lewis, the handpicked Republican candidate. He did not have the ...

At what price public safety? What freedoms to trade for less risk?

By Jim Spehar

Help me out here. When did Andy Griffith’s sheriff of Mayberry and Don Knotts’ Deputy Barney Fife morph into Rambo and G.I. Joe? At what point did we enter into this deal with the devil to turn local police departments into ...

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