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Federal oil shale plan gets hearing in Denver

By The AP

DENVER — Denver-area residents will get a chance to comment on a plan to open nearly 2 million acres of public land in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah to oil shale development. The Bureau of Land Management plans to hold a meeting on the ...


CO Senate tries again on synthetic pot ban

By The AP

DENVER — A permanent Colorado ban on synthetic marijuana sold as Spice or K2 is back before a Senate committee. The committee put off a vote on the synthetic pot ban last month because of disagreement over what the penalty should be for ...


Grants to the rescue: Summer school is a go

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School District 51 will get the grants it had been counting on to save summer school from becoming another budget casualty. The district will receive $657,400 to serve 600 pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade students from seven elementary ...


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Montrose hotel fire ruled suspicious

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Investigators are saying the cause of a fire at a Montrose hotel Saturday is suspicious. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to an unoccupied apartment above the lobby of Affordable Inns on South Townsend ...


BLM hears polar views on oil shale

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — What the government is calling a fresh look at past federal oil shale development decisions is reigniting longstanding debates over the resource’s potential for helping meet the nation’s energy needs, and what ...


350 called as potential jurors in hatchet-slaying retrial

By Dennis Webb

Jury selection begins in Glenwood Springs today in the retrial of Jerry Snider Jr. on first-degree murder charges in the 2009 slaying of his father in Rio Blanco County. Jim Bradford, clerk of court in Garfield County for the 9th Judicial ...


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Kudos to teachers batting a thousand

By Staff

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” — Jackie Robinson Andrew Torfin, an eighth-grade science and AVID teacher at Mt. Garfield Middle School, signs off his e-mails with words from Jackie ...


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High country snowed under

By Dave Buchanan

Snowpacks across Colorado’s northern mountains reached record depths by May 1, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The latest snowpack measurements show snow depths throughout the Yampa, Colorado, North Platte and ...


28 teachers not retained because of budget crunch

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Twenty-eight School District 51 teachers did not have their contracts renewed for next school year in order to save money in the district’s budget. The school board during its meeting Tuesday approved the nonrenewals of the teachers, ...


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Ancient, modern worlds meet in robotic T. rex

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The approaching tourism season looks to be the Summer of Tyrannosaurus rex in the Grand Valley. The towering king of the Cretaceous period, T. rex was more than 70 times the size of any other carnivore in the last of the ages of the dinosaurs ...


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