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Cannibal romp pulls in $11,000 to help museum

By Staff

Alferd packed ‘em in at The Avalon Theatre over the weekend. “Cannibal! The Musical,” staged as a fundraiser for the Museum of Western Colorado, took in about $11,000 for its two-night run, said David Bailey, curator of ...


Underrated? At 15-1, Warriors flying under radar

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Central High School’s volleyball team is doing a good job of flying under the radar. The Warriors are 15-1 overall and 7-0 in the Southwestern Conference, but in last week’s volleyball poll, Central found itself ...

If ice cubes didn’t float, marine life couldn’t survive

By Staff

Here in western Colorado, we hear about it all the time, because it is scarce. But, ironically, as dry as our climate is, most of the water that supplies the Southwestern United States passes through our area in the form of the Colorado ...

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Growth on city fringes concerns Fruita officials

By Staff

It’s not country, it’s not city. The address, 1216 18 1/2 Road, is kind of in between. James Wilkie, 63, used to live there. He used to farm the land. But farming is not what it used to be, and in 2006 he sold out and moved to ...

Downtown corner a common spot for protest

By Amy Hamilton

Patriotic music belted from speakers Monday afternoon at the corner of Fifth Street and Rood Avenue as about 50 protesters pumped signs and shouted in response to supportive horn blasts from passing motorists. The Western Slope Conservative ...

‘Split Estate’ is a must-see film for Western Slope residents

By Bill Grant

When “Split Estate,” a new documentary on the effects or oil and gas drilling on the lives and property of homeowners, farmers and ranchers who do not own their mineral rights, was previewed in Glenwood Springs, a representative of ...

Thieves flee car after wrecking it along I-70 near Horizon Drive

By Amy Hamilton

A Palisade resident awoke Sunday to see that his car had been stolen. Adding insult to injury, whoever took the vehicle crashed it along Interstate 70 near Horizon Drive. The vehicle was westbound on the interstate when it went about 500 feet ...

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In perfect position: Ropers intend to use team effort in Oklahoma City

By Staff

The stars must align for a pair of rodeo contestants to win a team roping contest. The horses, the steer and the two ropers must almost be in concert with each other. In order to win a national rodeo, they have to be perfect. That’s ...

Police Blotter, Oct. 19, 2009

By Staff

Hunter found southeast of Battlement Mesa A 60-year-old man who spent Saturday night outdoors after failing to return to a hunting camp was found without injuries by searchers Sunday morning, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

Movie may have inspired alleged murder attempt, county prosecutor says

By Paul Shockley

A prosecutor said Monday that Miriam Helmick may have been inspired by an award- winning 2007 movie when she allegedly tried to kill her second husband in a car fire in Delta. Mesa County Sheriff’s investigators learned that the movie ...

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