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School seeks donations of children’s books

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Each week Principal Patti Virden fills two wooden crates with used and new books which the children at Rocky Mountain Elementary School are encouraged to take home for keeps. Not a single book is ever left by Friday afternoon. “The ...


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Denver PD: Bradford blood alcohol estimated to be twice legal limit

By Charles Ashby

The Denver police officer who pulled over Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, on Jan. 25 in a suspected DUI traffic stop estimated that her blood alcohol level was 0.2 percent, more than twice the legal limit to be too drunk to drive, according ...


Email letters, Feb. 22, 2012

By Staff

Congress is to blame for problems with Social Security and Medicare When are we going to grow up? Do we need constant entertainment like that provided by former senator and buffoon Alan Simpson at a luncheon recently? Simpson says we desire ...


Strong winds delay flights at Denver International

By The Associated Press

DENVER – Flights at Denver International Airport are being delayed because of strong winds hitting Colorado. Arriving flights can only approach from the west because of winds gusting up to 40 mph on Wednesday. That’s delaying ...


Coalition offers $2.5 million to prevent drilling

By Dennis Webb

A group trying to stop oil and gas development on 220,000 acres west of Carbondale is offering energy companies about $2.5 million to cover their direct investments in undeveloped leases.  The Thompson Divide Coalition today said the ...


Vail Resorts to add Tahoe’s Kirkwood Mountain Resort

By Dave Buchanan

Vail Resorts, Inc, announced Wednesday its plans to purchase Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe, Cal. The resort would become Vail’s third ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area and seventh resort in all. The company already owns Heavenly ...


Conservation areas focus of lecture series

By Dave Buchanan

Mystery, secrets, skull-duggery. Hey, Oprah has nothing on western Colorado. The cultural history of the Colorado Plateau sees the light Thursday when Colorado Canyons Association, Museum of Western Colorado and the Dominguez Archaeological ...


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All kids welcome to ski in ‘Children’s Race’

By Dave Buchanan

The red, white and blue will be hoisted high over Grand Mesa on March 3, but it’s not what you think. This particular red, white and blue denote the Norwegian national colors, raised to mark the 10th annual Barneløpet, the ...


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Wine Openers: Cold temps welcomed by grape growers

By Dave Buchanan

Sunday’s snowstorm and cold temperatures may have come as a shock to those already thinking spring had arrived in the Grand Valley, but it was a good thing for the area’s grape crop. While the moisture was needed, it’s the ...


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No trespassing: Hunter keeps property boundaries in his sights

By Dave Buchanan

It happens to every hunter and angler: A trip is ruined when an illegal gate, fence or “No Trespassing” sign prevents access to public land. In most cases, the hunter or angler gives up and goes elsewhere, which is just what the ...


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