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Teen, uncle dead after being swept away in Poudre

By The AP

LAPORTE — A 14-year-old boy and his uncle are dead after being swept away in the swollen Poudre (POO-dur) River in northern Colorado. The boy slipped and fell in the river around noon Monday while fishing at a campground and picnic area ...


Fear and economic focus confuse 
Colorado National Monument debate

By Jim Spehar

“Fear is the cheapest room in the house.  I would like to see you living in better conditions.” – Hafez 14th century Persian poet This is a different column than one I might have written absent some recent ...


Park status would protect monument

By The Daily Sentinel

Just when we thought the debate about national park status for the Colorado National Monument couldn’t get any more convoluted, along comes President Obama adding a new twist to the saga. Last week, Obama exercised presidential ...


Printed Letters: May 27, 2014

By Staff

BLM’s wildlife empasis plan deserves praise Big-game hunting on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management is a long-held tradition and opportunity that is enjoyed by many people from Western Colorado. Big-game animals ...


Udall cannot avoid XL pipeline issue by deferring to President Obama

By Bill Grant

Mark Udall did not vote for Democratic and Republican amendments on the Keystone XL pipeline last year. The reason, Udall spokesman Mike Saccone explained, is that the U.S. senator did not believe it was the role of the legislative branch to ...


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No sign of three missing men

By Greg Ruland

More than 40 searchers continued to climb over mud, rocks and broken tree trunks Monday in search of three men missing since Sunday, when a saturated, miles-long hunk of the Grand Mesa tumbled into West Salt Creek like a “freight ...


Lawsuit filed to stop expansion of mine feeding power plant

By Staff

An environmental organization filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the planned expansion of a Rio Blanco County coal mine and to prevent the continued operation of an electricity generating station. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Denver by ...


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Rites mark Memorial Day in Grand Valley

By Greg Ruland

The muddy Colorado swirled and churned with red, white and blue carnations Monday as Navy veterans and their families flung blooms into the water to remember comrades and loved ones — now dead — who served their ...


Smaller percentage going to college

By Emily Shockley

Although the portion of students graduating from Colorado high schools and immediately enrolling in college has declined slightly in recent years, those graduates who do attend college are performing better and earning more credits than their ...


Blotter: May 27, 2014

By Staff

Projects to hamper traffic A number of road projects will affect traffic in the region this week. First, a resurfacing project along Interstate 70 between Rifle and Silt that begins today is expected to cause traffic delays, according to ...


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