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Drug possession bill turned into study

By Charles Ashby

A controversial bill to charge drug users with lesser crimes was turned into a requirement that the Colorado Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice study the idea instead. The measure, which drew wide opposition from the state’s ...


Three tornadoes reported in southeast Colorado

By The Associated Press

EADS — Authorities are investigating reports of damage to some homes following up to three early-morning tornadoes in southeast Colorado. Chris Sorensen, spokesman for the Colorado Division of Emergency Management, says tornadoes were ...


Timber harvesting project proposed west of Creede

By The Associated Press

CREEDE, — Rio Grande National Forest officials are proposing harvesting timber from beetle-killed trees about 15 miles west of Creede. District Ranger Tom Malecek says the goal is to salvage dead trees for commercial use while ...


Jump onto tracks likely suicide attempt

By Amy Hamilton

A Glenwood Springs man likely shocked Amtrak passengers when he jumped off a platform and under a train as it started to move Wednesday. Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson declined to give the man’s name, but he said the man ...


Man found dead in Colorado River; may be auto thief

By Staff

Authorities are investigating whether a man found dead Thursday in the Colorado River between Silt and Rifle was connected to a vehicle theft April 16. Garfield County Search and Rescue and Rifle Fire Department officials removed the body ...


Western Slope prime location for fire outbreak

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Colorado’s beetle-killed and drought-dried forests are among the spots that are worrisome for federal firefighting agencies. The number of dead trees leading to an increased level of hazardous fuels is marking the Western Slope of the ...


Senators invoke religion to rip civil unions

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Allowing gays and lesbians to enter into civil unions is against God’s law, and lawmakers should reject it, some GOP senators said Thursday. “My prayer as I stand here is for my words of truth to be spoken ...


Voter registrations lost or stolen from Dem group

By Amy Hamilton

Eighteen completed voter-registration forms were either misplaced or stolen, according to staff members of Grand Junction’s branch of Organizing for America, 546 Main St., No. 403. And state law indicates the disappearance of those ...


Student hosting concerts to benefit school bands

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Palisade High School freshman Josh Anders raised $1,600 last year during a fundraising concert for school bands. The 15-year-old hopes to raise thousands more for middle school and high school bands this year when he expands the fundraiser to ...


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Late bloomer

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Myka Wiebe grew up playing several sports, but it wasn’t until she got to college when she finally got to play the sport she loves. The Colorado Mesa University senior played basketball, softball and volleyball growing up in Wichita, ...


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