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Bruin sighting spoils outdoor bash

By Amy Hamilton

Jody Wygans had planned an outdoor birthday party for her 7-year-old son Thursday, but thought better of it after a black bear was sighted in the pasture of her Redlands yard the night before. “I don’t know if I want to let my ...

D51 elementary teacher arrested in sexting, sex assault case

By Paul Shockley

A teacher employed at elementary schools for Mesa County Valley School District 51 for nearly two decades was arrested today on allegations of sexting and multiple sexual encounters with a 16-year-old girl dating back to last summer. Wesley ...

Denver still in running for 2016 GOP convention

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Luck has run out for Las Vegas’ push to bring the Republican Party’s next presidential nominating convention to Sin City. Cincinnati also has withdrawn from the list of possible hosts. The remaining potential ...

Bill to keep sage grouse off endangered list is introduced

By Staff

Federal legislation introduced today would prevent the sage grouse from being listed under the Endangered Species Act for 10 years and instead require states to develop conservation management plans to meet the unique needs of the sage grouse ...

Greeley police kill man during prostitution sting

By The AP

GREELEY — A man is dead after being shot by police during a prostitution sting in Greeley. Police say the man was a customer of an undercover officer posing as a prostitute on Wednesday. When uniformed officers moved in to arrest him, ...

Montrose County airports net nearly $2M in grants

By Staff

Two Montrose County airports have received federal grants worth nearly $2 million total, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., announced today. Montrose Regional Airport received nearly $1.74 million to fund a 6,000-square-yard expansion of the ...

Independence Pass open for the season today

By Staff

Right on time, the Colorado Department of Transportation is opening Independence Pass to motorists today. The agency aims for an opening of the pass — along Colorado Hwy. 82 east of Aspen — on the Thursday before Memorial ...

Printed Letters: May 22, 2014

By Staff

Solution to monument: add ‘canyons’ to name I’ve been following what’s been written about the pros and cons of possible change of the monument to a park. I’m in favor of the change, but I think the people who ...

Matthew Hicks

Quick Picks: School’s Out Party; Fruita Fourth Friday; “I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’”

By Melinda Mawdsley

Friday, May 23 Make a splash Celebrate the end of the school year — do children need a reason to celebrate? — with the School’s Out Party from 1:30–5 p.m. at Lincoln Park-Moyer Swimming Pool, 1340 Gunnison ...

Climate group to sink $100M in 7 races in 2014

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Setting his sights on Republicans who reject climate change, an environmentalist billionaire is unveiling plans to spend $100 million this year in seven competitive Senate and gubernatorial races, as his super PAC works to ...

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