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Governor to sign wildfire compensation bills

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper is preparing to add his signature to two bills that will provide victims of the state-caused Lower North Fork fire ways to seek more compensation. The bills being signed Monday will retroactively add ...

Three Sisters fundraising gets a boost

By Amy Hamilton

Plans to make trails and an educational center on 130-acre parcel off Monument Road may be a little closer to reality, thanks to a matching grant from Alpine Bank. Fundraising for the Three Sisters project is $25,000 shy of meeting its ...

Fire southwest of Gateway contained

By Amy Hamilton

A wildfire burning southwest of Gateway was considered fully contained Sunday, which fire managers had expected. One hot shot crew of about 20 firefighters, one helicopter and one engine will be working throughout the week to completely ...


Garfield foreclosures finally falling

By Dennis Webb

Foreclosure filings in Garfield County finally have begun slowing, after three years of setting records. However, the foreclosure situation still remains bad in the county, officials say. There have been 250 foreclosure filings so far this ...

Lasting impact of early spring hard to pinpoint

By Matthew Berger

Research on the iconic wildflowers around Crested Butte is shedding light on the impacts of earlier springs on both the flowers and the animals that depend on them. David Inouye has been spending his summers at the Rocky Mountain Biological ...

Independent school to open in Montrose

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Amber Gardner opened Bright Beginnings preschool in the fall of 2008 with eight students who met in the garage of her Montrose home. Four years later, the school has 220 preschool through first-grade students and 31 employees in a building at ...


Petition decries man’s plea deal in dog torture

By Paul Shockley

A group of animal rights activists claim nearly 3,000 signatures in an online petition asking a Mesa County judge to reject probation for a man who tortured and killed a dog. “Hand 4Paws,” which bills itself as a collection of ...

SCIENCE MONDAY, June 4, 2012

By Matthew Berger

Aquifer depletion may force change in Plains farming Agriculture may prove unsustainable in some of the country’s most productive farmland as farms there deplete groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates, a new study finds. Farmers ...

Blotter, June 4, 2012

By Staff

Radio prompts complaint A man in the 500 block of 29 3/8 Road was serious when he asked his neighbor to turn down a radio on Wednesday night, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The neighbor told deputies the man ...

Death Notice, June 4, 2012

By Staff

■ Gloria J. “Jeanie” Stephenson, 66, Eckert, died May 31, 2012, at the Horizon’s Care Center in Eckert. Services will be at a later date. Survivors include her husband, Donald; two stepsons, Mark Stephenson of Eckert ...

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