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Quilts warm hearts of cancer patients

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The quilts made by Caring Hands and Hearts volunteers become valuable possessions and comfort items for those receiving cancer treatment at the St. Mary’s Oncology Center. “It’s the kind of possession that you would save ...

Federal judge to hear Valley arguments Thursday

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U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer on Thursday will hear motions in the criminal case against the owner of failed Valley Investments, including one to conduct the trial in Grand Junction. Brimmer will hear the case at 10:30 a.m. in the Wayne ...

Colo. man pleads guilty in Haiti sex abuse case

By The AP

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Colorado man has acknowledged sexually abusing eight boys at a school he founded in Haiti for street children. Douglas Perlitz pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn., to travel with intent ...

Maes declines offer to drop out

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams said today that he presented an offer to his party’s gubernatorial candidate, Dan Maes, from former congressman Tom Tancredo. The offer was that Tancredo, who left the GOP to launch a bid ...


Group continues scientific monitoring of West Creek

By Dave Buchanan

GATEWAY — Don’t search for West Creek on Google. You won’t find it. Which is good, because this tiny creek that splits off the west side of Unaweep Divide (yes, there is an East Creek that falls off the other side toward ...

After uncooperative spring weather, it’s time to enjoy ribbon-quality tomatoes

By Dixie Burmeister

The old saying “a day late and a dollar short” applies, in a way, to the lack of ripe tomatoes to enter in the Mesa County Fair’s open class on July 19. Only in this case it was “three days late and ribbons ...

Volunteers needed for trail work event

By Dave Buchanan

This weekend, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado is hosting a, well, volunteer outdoor work event. The trail along the Middle Fork of the Cimarron River above Silverjack Reservoir needs some TLC and the VOC is seeking help for the two-day trail ...

Get off your perch, attend meeting about reservoirs

By Dave Buchanan

Ever wonder where those yellow perch in Rifle Gap Reservoir came from? And now that the intruders have made themselves quite at home, what the options are for fisheries management in a reservoir never expected to house exotic invaders? The ...

Energy company offers agreement in birds’ deaths

By The AP

DENVER — A spokesman for EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) says the energy company has filed a plea agreement with the federal government in allegations that it is responsible for the deaths of migratory birds in Wyoming and Colorado. EnCana ...

Judge dismisses Oklahoma City bomber’s suit

By The AP

DENVER — A federal judge in Denver has dismissed claims by Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols that prison officials violated his constitutional rights by depriving him of a diet he requested for health and religious ...

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