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Friend: Dad tried to save brothers in Little Thompson

By The AP

LYONS — A family friend of two young brothers who drowned in a fast-moving Colorado river on Mother’s Day says the boys’ father tried to save them. Lisa Phillips told The Denver Post that her son was playing with water guns ...


Prom photo captures tornado from a safe distance

By The AP

WRAY— Teens in the small Colorado plains community of Wray were getting ready to head to the prom when a powerful tornado clouded the picture. The twister with winds up to 130 mph tore a path across the landscape about three miles away ...

Scientific basis for laws on marijuana, driving questioned

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Six states that allow marijuana use have legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation’s largest automobile club that calls for scrapping ...

Paul Ryan’s dilemma over Trump 
endorsement should be no surprise

By Jim Spehar

“When people distrust politics, they come to distrust institutions. They lose faith in their government and the future too. We can acknowledge this. But we can’t accept it. And we can’t enable it either.” — Paul ...

Severance-tax fix gets a complicated wrinkle

By The Daily Sentinel

Earlier this legislative session, lawmakers pondered a bill to prevent severance tax revenues from being used to plug holes in the general fund instead of for their intended use, which is to help local governments mitigate the impacts of ...

Printed Letters: May 10, 2016

By Staff

Homosexuality is not a conscious lifestyle choice Mr. Reno’s letter, “Gay Pride proclamation a sad day for GJ,” is a good example of the old-fashioned, insensitive attitudes to people not considered “normal.” ...

Wacky finish gives Wildcats SWL crown

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — It wasn’t exactly how the Fruita Monument High School baseball team imagined capturing its second straight Southwestern League championship. A suspended game played in two different cities that lasted nine innings ended ...


Wildcats on the prowl

By Matt Meyer

A down year in the Southwestern League for high school girls soccer didn’t do Fruita Monument any favors when it came time for playoff seeding. Still, the Wildcats won eight of their final 10 games and Fruita coach Alex Garza said his ...

Prep baseball results, May 9, 2016

By Staff

Fruita Monument 9, 
Durango 6 (9) Monday at Montrose Continuation of suspended game; started in top of fifth inning. Fruita Monument 301 110 003 — 9 14 3 Durango 003 003 000 — 6 10 0 WP — Dakoda Pace 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, ...


Downtown gallery exhibits beauty in the eyes of brain-injured artists

By Greg Ruland

ehold the beauty in the eyes of Penny, a pensive peccary with blue-green peepers capable of capturing the attention of even the dullest art connoisseur. A lustrous brown coif, pearly white scruff and hairless pink ears complete the wistful ...

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