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‘The whole back of Grand Mesa is gone,’ stunned resident says

By Amy Hamilton

COLLBRAN — Residents here were aghast Monday, buzzing about the enormous mudslide that slid off a northern flank of Grand Mesa, snapping trees and lobbing boulders, and likely burying three locals in its wake. As Mesa County search and ...


Fruita Middle school PTA raising funds for new security door

By Emily Shockley

Fruita Middle School Parent-Teacher Association members are about a fifth of the way to their goal of raising $10,000 for a new security door at the school and hope to creep closer to that goal at a fundraiser June 1. The fundraiser will ...


Well pad threatened by Collbran mudslide

By Staff

Local oil and gas officials said today that at least one active natural gas production facility has been impacted by the Sunday evening mudslide near Collbran. The threatened well pad contains three active natural gas wells, which were shut ...


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Sheriff briefs media on mudslide; search on for three missing men

By Staff

UPDATE: The three missing men are Clancy Nichols, a Mesa County road and bridge employee, his son, Danny, and Wes Hawkins. # # # At a press conference near Collbran today, a day after a huge mudslide along Salt Creek wiped out a significant ...


Morales hurt by 3 HRs; Rockies fall to Braves 7-0

By The AP

ATLANTA — Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario kept lining up on the outside of the plate. Franklin Morales kept throwing the ball over the middle. That produced bad results for Colorado. Colorado pitchers gave up four homers, including ...


Colorado rafting season kicking into high gear

By The AP

CANON CITY — Colorado rafting companies are kicking into high gear as the heavy snowpack in the mountains begins to melt. Raft Masters owner Will Colon, whose company has been hitting the rapids this year since mid-March, tells The ...


3 missing in huge mudslide near Collbran

By Amy Hamilton

Authorities were on the scene Sunday night of a massive mudslide near Vega Reservoir, searching for three people who had been reported missing.  Reports of the three missing Collbran-area people came into emergency dispatchers about the ...


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Beloved vehicle for veterans
 to serve at their final resting place

By Gary Harmon

The first Willys Jeep to cross the Rocky Mountains is now carrying veterans of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard on their final rides at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. The Jeep, dubbed “Adam” by its ...


CMU will offer social work degree

By Emily Shockley

Colorado Mesa University will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in social work this fall after recent approval of the program by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. The commission voted 
May 9 to allow the program to ...


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Colorado treats its military retirees well

By Charles Ashby

Colorado is among the top 15 states in the nation when it comes to friendliness toward military veterans, according to a national personal finance social media website. The Washington, D.C.-based website WalletHub listed Colorado 14th overall ...


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