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New Castle school earns national honor

By Dennis Webb

Elk Creek Elementary in New Castle is one of 337 facilities nationwide to be named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the award recipients ...


Candidates for sheriff: Drones invaluable

By Charles Ashby

Sen. Steve King became a popular punching bag Tuesday at the Grand Junction Lions Club debate of the three candidates for Mesa County sheriff whose names will appear on the November ballot. The first three questions asked of candidates Matt ...

Death Notices, Oct. 1, 2014

By Staff

■ JoAnn Grosshans, 80, Eckert, died Aug. 22, 2014, at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cedaredge Methodist Church. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Yampa City Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Gerald; three ...

Blotter, Oct. 1, 2014

By Staff

Gun violation alleged A man was booked into the Mesa County Jail Monday night, accused of pointing a gun at a man at Dairy Queen, 709 North Ave., because the victim “was not looking at him right,” according to court testimony ...

Email letters, September 30, 2014

By Staff

We deserve our privacy, starting with the office of the President The security of the office of the President of the United States has likely been breached internally. What would have begun as a way to catch Bill Clinton in a lie over ...

5 arrested during immigration protest in Denver

By The AP

DENVER — Denver police arrested five people who blocked Broadway in front of the state Capitol to protest immigrant deportations and call on Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet to take action. The five who were arrested Tuesday just before ...

10 Things to know for Tuesday, Sept. 30

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. HONG KONG LEADER: BEIJING WON’T BACK DOWN   Leung Chun-ying says the central government will not rescind its decision to limit ...

Palisade woman killed in jeep accident in Utah

By Staff

A Palisade woman was killed Sunday after the Jeep she was riding in was swept downstream in a Utah drainage, authorities said. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office in Uath said the Jeep was crossing the Bittercreek Wash, located about 2 ...

Durango seeks ‘river ambassadors’ to help paddlers

By The AP

DURANGO — The Animas River in southwest Colorado is so jammed with paddlers that the city of Durango is planning to recruit volunteer “river ambassadors” to reduce conflicts. The Durango Herald reports that city officials ...

Middle schoolers protest Jeffco history proposal

By The AP

LAKEWOOD — Younger students are joining the protests over a controversial proposal aimed at promoting patriotism in Advanced Placement history classes. About 50 students from Carmody Middle School in Lakewood protested Tuesday morning ...

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