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Task force created by Scott bill to study state testing

By Emily Shockley

A 15-member committee that will study the time and effort it takes to implement statewide standardized tests will be assembled and will convene no later than mid-July. House Bill 1202, sponsored by a bipartisan group of legislators and ...

Blotter, June 16, 2014

By Staff

Wreck victim identified John David Maldonado, 24, of Palisade, was killed when the 1995 Chevy pickup he was driving rolled off Lands End Road on Saturday night. Maldonado died of blunt force head injuries and his death is being ruled an ...


WAY BACK WHEN: Bannister Furniture

By Priscilla Mangnall

This past weekend, a new nightclub opened on Main Street, Thunder Struck Valley. The building where it lives is no stranger to the nightlife and has sat waiting for some action for the past several years. What most people see is one huge room ...


Family, friends seek solace since deadly landslide

By Amy Hamilton

Matt Nichols’ normally sparkly eyes are shrouded behind a haze of grief as he clutches a stack of sympathy cards, the latest in the dozens that arrive daily at his grandmother’s home. Some family and friends address the cards ...

Student Spotlight, June 16, 2014

By Staff

■ Samuel Whelan of Parachute was named to the spring 2014 semester president’s honor roll at Oklahoma Baptist University. ■ Amy Nelms of Grand Junction graduated magna cum laude from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, ...


Cantor’s loss sends shockwaves throughout Colorado

By Charles Ashby

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss last week to a little-
known tea party candidate in his Virginia GOP primary race is reverberating throughout the nation, including in the Colorado race for governor. Here, some of the ...

Piceance important despite sale, WPX says

By Dennis Webb

WPX Energy has completed a $355 million sale of a working interest in more than 2,680 Piceance Basin natural gas wells drilled before 2009, but says the Piceance remains important to the company and it continues to believe in the basin’s ...

Coroner: Driver, 24, from Palisade dead after Lands End rollover

By Amy Hamilton

John David Maldonado, 24, of Palisade, was killed while driving a 1995 Chevy pickup after his vehicle rolled on Lands End Road on Saturday night. Maldonado died of blunt force head injuries and his death is being ruled an accident, according ...

Take the opportunity to make your voice heard in state’s water planning

By Guest Columnist

By Rep. Randy Fischer “Water is essential to Colorado’s quality of life and economy, but our ability to maintain those values will be challenged by a growing population, increasing demands for water, and limited supplies of ...

Hunting and fishing too vital to the economy to jeopardize

By Guest Columnist

By Terry Meyers and Nick Payne Hunting and fishing in western Colorado are traditions that go back generations to pioneering trappers, fur traders and beyond. Mule deer and bighorn sheep were once much more abundant in the Northern Dolores ...

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