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School board invites public to meet them informally

By Emily Shockley

Members of the community will have two chances in September to speak informally with District 51 School Board members. Some if not all of the board will be available starting at 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Basil T. Knight Center, 596 N. Westgate ...

Mesa men picked second in poll

By Staff

Defending RMAC men’s soccer tournament champion Colorado Mesa is picked to finish second this season in a vote of conference coaches released Tuesday. The Mavericks, who went 8-3-3 in the conference (12-5-4 overall), received 52 points, ...


The wheel deal

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — Two years after catching Lance Armstrong’s eye by beating him in a mountain bike race, teenager and Aspen High School graduate Keegan Swirbul had the misfortune of catching a cold over the weekend. The timing wasn’t ...


Paddleboarders take note: Life jackets are not optional on board

By Dave Buchanan

A boat is a vessel and by definition a paddleboard is a vessel and by law, both vessels must have on board a life jacket for every passenger. Which means if you’re doing a little sans lifejacket stand-up paddleboarding on your favorite ...

Mushroom ID information sprouts on Internet, in guides

By Dave Buchanan

There’s no substitute for a good guide book. Information about mushrooms abounds on the Internet and there’s no shortage of web sites offering tips on finding, identifying, cleaning and cooking chanterelles. However, these do you ...

State’s wolverine policy could be reconsidered

By Dave Buchanan

Two days after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it would not extend Endangered Species Protection to wolverines in the lower 48 states, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said it might reconvene meetings to study possible reintroduction of the ...


Foraging for fungi

By Dave Buchanan

Midway through a walk Friday across the top of Grand Mesa, the words of American mycologist and naturalist David Arora came to mind. “Mushroom hunting is not simply a matter of traipsing through the woods after it rains,” writes ...

Blotter, Aug. 20, 2014

By Staff

Man accused of assault Charles Brandon, 37, was ordered Tuesday jailed on a $100,000, cash-only bond following his arrest Monday night by Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputies on suspicion of second-degree assault against an at-risk ...

Road Trip: Consider these events for Sept. 4–10

By Staff

Here are some events coming to Colorado. ■ Arctic Monkeys — Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Sept. 4. ■ Hilltop Hoods — Bluebird Theater, Denver, Sept. 5. ■ Zac Brown Band — Fiddler’s Green ...

Cabrera says yes, then no, to murder plea deal

By Dennis Webb

A man accused of killing his stepdaughter’s boyfriend twice indicated to prosecutors he would accept a plea deal before twice changing his mind and backing out of it, the second time in court today. Fredy Cabrera, 40, continues to be ...

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