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Coloradans give big to political action committees

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Coloradans are giving generously to political action committees this year. Big donors include Joe Ricketts, an online-brokerage billionaire who gave $500,000 to a group that seeks to find fresh blood for politics, Evergreen ...

DNA program targets crimes beyond murder

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Attorney General Office’s DNA testing program that spearheaded Robert Dewey’s exoneration last week has expanded to cover crimes beyond murder, manslaughter and sexual assault. Senior Assistant Attorney General Julie ...

Real estate market not any worse

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The Mesa County real estate market played a familiar tune in the first quarter, with a boost in sales demonstrating further indications of stabilization and a slight but continued decline in sales prices showing the market is a long ways from ...

Roaring Fork Valley sees spate of bank robberies

By Amy Hamilton

A bank robbery at the Wells Fargo bank in Carbondale at closing time Saturday was the third robbery in the Roaring Folk Valley in as many months. Carbondale police and the FBI are investigating the incident in which police said a male ...

Former meth dealer looks to help Thai kids

By Amy Hamilton

Jerry Raetz used to be a methamphetamine dealer, but he’s on a completely different track now. Raetz, 65, an outreach staff member at Canyon View Vineyard Church, is heading to Thailand for the next two years on a mission to help ...

Four seek appointment to Fruita council

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Four men are vying to fill the vacant seat on the Fruita City Council. Mike Joseph, Dave Karisny, Cullen Purser and Eric Slater interviewed late last week with council members, who are expected to make a selection during their May 15 meeting, ...


Student of the Week, May 7, 2012

By Staff

GPA: 4.123 After-school activities: Rock climbing, running, and relaxing with friends. Favorite book: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. Favorite TV show: “Top Gear.” Favorite band or musician: Tough one. It’s a ...

This Week in the Legislature, May 7, 2012

By Staff

Today marks the beginning of the final three days of the 2012 session. As a result, House and Senate calendars are virtually meaningless because anything on it can change at a moment’s notice. Lawmakers will go from the floor to ...

Blotter, May 7, 2012

By Staff

Body found in Pitkin Pitkin County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a hiker who found a body Friday near Pearl Pass Road. The body was that of a middle-aged white man and was found partially buried in a snowbank by a ...

Student Spotlight, May 7, 2012

By Staff

■ Palisade High School student Corey J. Aday is one of 36 Colorado students to win a National Merit scholarship, valued at $2,500. National Merit scholarships, funded by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., are awarded to individuals ...

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