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Is a trigger-finger sprain considered a farm accident?

By Penny Stine

I openly admit that I’ve gone a little nutso this spring for reasons I can’t quite understand. Maybe it’s the result of an exceptionally long, cold winter and a reluctant spring. Maybe it’s because I spend too much time ...


Custer County deputy kills knife-wielding man

By The AP

DENVER — Authorities say a Custer County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who was threatening the officer with a knife. Custer County Sheriff Fred Jobe says the incident began after the allegedly unruly man was kicked out of ...


Colo. pushes natural gas to cut plant emissions

By The AP

DENVER — A measure pushing Colorado’s largest utility toward using more natural gas to cut emissions is now law. Gov. Bill Ritter signed the bill today in a ceremony on the Capitol’s West Steps. He was surrounded by ...


NASA changes get lost in space

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in February, president Barack Obama announced significant changes — and cuts — to this nation’s space program. Last week he changed course. Political gravity, it seems, was a much stronger force than the president ...


High schools earn high praise, honors at music festival

By Melinda Mawdsley

Judging by the results of the weekend’s Colorado West Invitational Music Performance Festival, there isn’t one School District 51 high school that stands above the others. Each competing school earned a top honor. Central High ...


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Police use Taser on Fruita man who fled

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 28-year-old Fruita man was arrested Sunday after a traffic stop took a turn for the worse. He allegedly fled the scene and eventually was shot with a Taser gun. Travis Lee Lucero, 1022 E. Laura Ave., was arrested on suspicion of driving ...


More apartments for city’s homeless depend on grant

By Emily Shockley

The vacant patch of land on the southwest corner of Pitkin Avenue and Third Street may become the site of 24, one-bedroom apartments for the homeless if grant funding comes through for Grand Valley Catholic Outreach. The apartments, which ...


School zones to be safer in Fruita

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Students should have a safer environment walking or biking to school in Fruita next fall, thanks to a recent grant. The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Colorado Safe Routes to School program awarded the city $63,500, and city ...


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Tournament takes swing at AIDS

By Amy Hamilton

It’s a bit overwhelming to think about how far a small donation can go in a Third World country. There’s the example of a paraplegic African woman whose husband carried her everywhere. It wasn’t until a donated wheelchair ...


Woman, 33, suspected of prostitution

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 33-year-old Mesa County woman was ticketed Saturday for allegedly committing prostitution. Santana Chihocky, address unknown, was issued a ticket on suspicion of offering sexual acts in exchange for money, said Sgt. David Stassen. In ...


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