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Email letters, August 9, 2011

By Staff

Too many wet blankets holding us back Where’s the quick fix? Sorry, the first step is to realize there isn’t a quick fix. Soon after President Obama took office I said it takes suffering through one far-left president in each ...

Court upholds fee for Mount Evans access

By The AP

DENVER — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday the U.S. Forest Service can keep charging a $10 fee to drive the nation’s highest paved road on a peak west of Denver. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower ...

Fishing report for the week of Aug. 8

By Dave Buchanan

If stream fishing has entered a summer slowdown, fishermen might look to the river banks to keep things hopping. Land insects – grasshoppers, beetles, ants and crickets, among others – are active along the banks of rivers, large ...

Dr. Jahani jailed, Dr. Peper at large

By Staff

A former western Colorado physician is in federal custody and a second is expected to be arrested in connection with a scheme that federal prosecutors allege was intended to defraud federal and private health care plans and ended up costing ...

Colorado may seek waivers from federal accountability requirements

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado education officials are considering asking the U.S. Department of Education for waivers from some of the federal government’s strict accountability requirements. State director of federal programs Patrick Chapman ...

Rockslide that idled trains expected to cost railroad $500,000

By The AP

DURANGO — A rockslide that idled the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for more than four days is expected to cost the railroad about $500,000. The slide last week forced the railroad to halt trips to Silverton while ...

More studies ordered on forest road plan

By The AP

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The U.S. Forest Service has ordered more studies after an appeals officer denied attempts to prevent the White River National Forest from implementing parts of a plan determining what methods of travel are allowed on ...


Hospital, college seal $7.1 million deal on 8 acres

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Mesa State College officially closed Monday on a deal to pay Community Hospital $7.1 million to move onto the hospital’s 8-acre campus. The agreement will allow the college to immediately spread its boundaries across Orchard Avenue and ...

Farmers to Udall: Help conserve orchards

By {screen_name}

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall received an education Monday on the value of the fruit industry and agritourism to the Grand Valley, as local farmers and land conservationists encouraged the Colorado Democrat to do his part to ensure that federal funding ...

Text message leads to arrest in gun incident

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita man accused of threatening another man with a handgun was tracked down and arrested Sunday after police learned he’d sent a text message to a third party explaining he’d “bout shot a dude in da face.” Steven ...

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