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Fracking foes begin
 gathering signatures

By Charles Ashby

The primary group looking to place restrictions on oil and gas development in Colorado started gathering signatures Wednesday to get at least three proposals on this year’s ballot. That group, Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy, ...

District 51 kindergarten age rule change

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 is easing off plans to only offer open kindergarten enrollment to children who turn 5 by July 15 this year. District 51 School Board members adopted a resolution in February changing the deadline for incoming kindergartners ...

Mesa County to receive more federal land money

By Gary Harmon

The federal government is sending more money than last year to Mesa County in the form of payments in lieu of taxes. Mesa County is to receive more than $3.3 million in payments in lieu of taxes this year. In 2013, the Interior Department ...

Forest Service changes stance on ski resorts, water

By Gary Harmon

A U.S. Forest Service rule aimed at assuring that ski areas don’t sell off their water rights was welcomed by Colorado’s two senators and panned by the office for the representative whose district includes several resorts. The ...

Briefs, June 19, 2014

By Staff

BLM closing range for work Continued improvements are scheduled for the 27 1⁄4 shooting range beginning June 20. the Bureau of Land Management said. Shooting will not be allowed at the range from June 20 to 28 while work is done ...

Blotter: June 19, 2014

By Staff

Man jailed after incident A Clifton man who was “not law-enforcement friendly” was jailed Monday after an incident in the 3200 block of Main Street, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The man, Paul Henry ...


parlor tip
 came from 
local bank

By Paul Shockley

A local bank became leery after two people linked to a business advertising erotic massages — customers who’d declared in bank records their occupations to be “self-employed in massage industry” and “unemployed ...

Death Notices June 19, 2014

By Staff

■ Daniel Paul Fossey, 59, Ridgway, died June 16, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ridgway State Park, Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground. Survivors include his wife, Peggy, of Ridgway; one daughter, Sara of Houston, ...

Some ideas for adding chia seeds to any diet

By Staff

There it was, calling to me, a bag of chia seeds that have sat on my desk for weeks since my visit with Rhonda Dunlap, vegan expert and great cook. The seeds are incorporated in many of her delicious recipes for texture, taste and health ...


CHEERS! No Worries, Mate

By Staff

No Worries, Mate I’m sure I’ve said something about not fruiting the martinis, so it stands without comment that also applies to flavored vodkas. Still, I often find myself at microbreweries, and not being a big beer drinker, I ...

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