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Up, up and away with great parenting

By Steve Beauregard

The only explanation I have for my fascination with the Fort Collins “balloon boy” saga is that it’s a relief to find a guy out there who’s a worse dad than I am. By now you’ve all heard the sordid details of ...

How to do the least for the annual feast

By Steve Beauregard

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day to watch football, share in the company of family, enjoy a magnificent feast, and just generally relax — unless, of course, you happen to be a female, in which case you’re expected to spend the next ...

Central debate team second in 11-team meet

By Staff

The Central High School speech and debate team placed second in the Moffat County Bulldog Invitational speech tournament Friday and Saturday in Craig. Students from 11 high schools from western Colorado and Wyoming participated in the ...


San Juans wilderness push gains momentum

By Dennis Webb

Colorado’s U.S. senators have joined the push for wilderness and other protections for more than 61,000 acres in the San Juan Mountains. Democrats Mark Udall and Michael Bennet have introduced the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act, a ...

Hotchkiss psyched for playoff trip to Limon

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Not often is there a team that looks forward to a six-hour bus ride. Well, one group that’s champing at the bit to get on the bus and travel more than 350 miles is the Hotchkiss High School football team. The Bulldogs are in the ...

On Normandy beach, James Harris ignored orders, saved lives

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Nineteen-year-old James Harris went over the side of the landing ship approaching Omaha Beach the morning of June 6, 1944, and in defiance of orders, no less. For his effort, he was awarded a Silver Star, the U.S. military’s ...

Pipeline to send Piceance gas to west U.S.

By Dennis Webb

Williams’ Northwest Pipeline GP has completed a 26.4-mile pipeline project to help connect Piceance Basin natural gas with western U.S. markets. Tulsa-Okla.-based Williams said Tuesday that Northwest Pipeline has received authorization ...


Military was a way of life for veteran of World War II

By Emily Shockley

Benton Young Burton Jr. thought he was headed to war after the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. His mother had other thoughts. “She said, ‘You’re going to school tomorrow,’ and that was the end of it,” ...

‘I’m a realist,’ Penry says of ending his bid

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DENVER — Soon after the Republican victories last week in New Jersey and Virginia, two Grand Junction Republicans running for the governorship of Colorado were on stage at Colorado Christian University waging their own political ...

Briefs, Nov. 11, 2009

By Staff

Car-seat checks Friday by appointment The Mesa County Health Department will offer car-seat checks from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, by appointment only. People should call and leave a message on the 24-hour child passenger safety line at ...

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