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Limited traffic allowed through Glenwood Canyon again

By Amy Hamilton

One lane of traffic in each direction on Interstate 70 is now open, according to officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation. There is a 14-foot width restriction in effect for vehicles traveling the interstate through the ...

Olathe girls top Coal Ridge; advance to state semifinals

By Staff

The Olathe grils basketball team maintained their undefeated season today, beating Coal Ridge 40-25 today in the quarterfinals of the 3A state playoffs. Morgan Stansberry led the Pirates with 14 points, and Emily Brummitt added 8 points in ...

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Showy shoes to kick off library art show

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Shanna Smith, teen librarian for the Mesa County Library, dumped a bag of used shoes on the floor of the Orchard Mesa Branch Library Wednesday afternoon. Dress boots, Mary Jane’s, Converse, and high heels spilled to the floor. Teens ...

Schools, sheriff review response to Colo shooting

By The AP

LITTLETON — School officials and the sheriff’s department are evaluating their response to a shooting at a Denver-area school that left two students injured. Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson told a ...

Medical pot records targeted in search warrant

By Paul Shockley

A search warrant executed on Tuesday authorized the seizure of records for more than 300 medical marijuana card holders, including doctors’ recommendations and personal contact information, after officers from the Grand Junction Police ...

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Grand Junction jobless rate hits 9.4%

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction unemployment hit a current-recession high in January, climbing to 9.4 percent in the metropolitan area. The area was just beginning to experience sweeping job losses in January 2009, when the unemployment rate in Grand Junction ...

Blasting did not set off I-70 rockslide, officials say

By Charles Ashby

State road crews had done some minor work inside the Hanging Lake Tunnels weeks before Monday’s rockslide on Interstate 70, but that work had nothing to do with the incident, Colorado Department of Transportation officials said ...

Colorado unemployment fund out of money, but still paying

By Emily Shockley

Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund has been broke for nearly two months, but those receiving unemployment checks need not worry their mailbox will be empty anytime soon. The fund officially ran out of state money Jan. 20, but ...

Bebb-Jones fighting extradition to U.S. in slaying of wife

By Paul Shockley

An attorney for a man accused of killing his wife in western Colorado told a judge Wednesday that a life sentence would be “inhuman” for his client, according to a British media report. Ben Cooper, who is fighting 46-year-old ...

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Pedaling for a cause: Barrett riding in Skinny Tire Festival to raise money for cancer research

By Allen Gemaehlich

Tom Barrett has always been involved in community events, but cancer had a way of dictating those events. The 53-year-old owner of Standard Tire & Service Center in Montrose now channels his focus toward raising money for the fight ...

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