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Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates 100th anniversary

By The AP

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Rocky Mountain National Park has had its ups and downs during the past century. In the 1940s, gas rationing cut attendance, and the park is still trying to recover from devastating floods in 2013. On ...

Patrol: 4 dead, 1 injured in pickup-SUV crash in Colorado

By The AP

DENVER — Authorities say four people are dead and one is injured following a crash in Weld County in northeastern Colorado. State Patrol Cpl. Heather Cobler says a pickup truck and an SUV collided on County Road 48 and U.S. Highway 85 ...

Colorado lawmakers consider banning powdered alcohol

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers will consider whether to ban powdered alcohol before the product arrives in stores. Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, South Carolina and Vermont have already banned the product, which is pending approval from ...

Fair value of coal is eyed

By Dennis Webb

The Interior Department is taking steps to help assure the public receives proper compensation for development of federally owned energy resources, in part through better consideration of growing coal exports overseas. The department’s ...

‘Loppet’ (long race) set for Skyway

By Dale Shrull

Ready for a loppet? A better question for many people might be: What is a loppet? On March 28, the first-ever Grand Mesa Nordic Loppet cross-country ski race will take off at the Skyway Trail System on Grand Mesa. Race director Kyle Stone ...

Rockies singing same old tune

By Rick Jussel

Shilo, the wonder dog, and I walk every morning, temperatures in the 20s. Many afternoons this particular January, I play golf, temperatures in the low 50s. The ball doesn’t travel very far in the cool air, but it doesn’t travel ...

Death Notices, Jan. 26, 2015

By Staff

■ Mary Alice Owens, 70, Grand Junction, died Jan. 24, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services are pending with Martin Mortuary. Ms. Owens was a home health care nurse. Survivors include one daughter, Sonya Maddox of Prague, ...

Student testing task force to present its final report

By Emily Shockley

The climax of more than half a year’s worth of work will come Wednesday morning, when Colorado’s Standards and Assessment Task Force presents its findings and recommendations about student testing to the state Legislature. House ...

Student of the Week, Jan. 26, 2015

By Staff

GPA: 4.35 After-school activities: Golf, work, exercise. Favorite book and its author: “The Hot Zone” by Richard Preston. Favorite TV Show: “Cosmos with Carl Sagan.” Favorite band or musician: Metallica. Parents: ...

Youth focus group sought for anti-smoking ad

By Emily Shockley

Tobacco Free Colorado and Resolution Research are recruiting Grand Valley students between the ages of 11 and 13 for a focus group that will evaluate potential anti-smoking materials. Focus group participants will get a $35 prepaid debit card ...

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