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Commerce City dog track on last legs

By The Associated Press

COMMERCE CITY — The former Greyhound Park dog track in Commerce City is on its last legs. The city is preparing for demolition of the site, which is being razed for urban renewal. Items on sale Tuesday include chairs, neon beer signs, ...

Colorado Springs marks opening of London Olympics

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs is holding its own events to mark the opening of the London Olympics. The community has been the hometown of the United States Olympic Committee since 1978. Events on Friday include a torch-lighting ...


Economic group hopes to lure metal-work service provider

By Amy Hamilton

For years, some businesses have passed up locating in Grand Junction because it lacked general access to a specific manufacturing service called anodizing. While a few businesses here have their own processes for anodizing metal, a process ...

Group resists city request to boost incentive for firm

By Amy Hamilton

A plan discussed by Grand Junction city councilors in a closed meeting to press the Grand Junction Economic Partnership into granting more incentive dollars to a local company has backfired. Lewis Engineering had applied for funding and was ...

Scant rain leads to relaxed fire restrictions

By Duffy Hayes

A little bit of rain apparently goes a long way when it comes to area fire restrictions. Because of recent scattered showers and higher levels of humidity, regional officials are reconsidering many of the strict fire bans that have been in ...


Murder suspect accused in jail fracas

By Dennis Webb

The legal troubles of a former Grand Junction man accused of killing his wife in 1997 grew this week after he allegedly got into an altercation with another Garfield County Jail inmate. Marcus Bebb-Jones, 49, was issued a summons for ...

Democrats see missed opportunity in House District 54 race

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Democratic Party officials were kicking themselves Thursday. That’s because they see blood in the water over a Fruita Police Department internal affairs investigation of former officer Jared Wright. Wright is the Republican ...

Feds offer disaster aid to W. Slope

By Staff

Area farms that lost crops because of freezing conditions last winter now can apply for low-interest federal loans to help them recover. That’s possible because U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack approved the state’s ...


Crowning success

By Nick Walter

The first vivid memory of her life involved watching a fluorescent green ball float toward her. Aimee Basinski looked up to her Mom, and repeatedly sent the ball back over the net about her height. Fun, for the 3 year old, was defined as ...

Orchard Mesa falls to Texas in SW Regional

By Staff

A rough start proved to be too much for the Orchard Mesa Major Girls to overcome Thursday in the Southwestern Regional in Waco, Texas. The Elgin (Texas) Little League team scored nine runs in the first two innings to defeat Orchard Mesa 16-10 ...

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