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Copper thefts nearly short circuit Territory Days festival

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS — Copper thieves nearly short-circuited the Territory Days festival commemorating Old Colorado City as the first capitol of the Colorado Territory in 1861. Organizer Jim Wear says he was shocked to find his extension ...


Carbondale donating water rights to ease shortages

By The Associated Press

CARBONDALE — Despite the possibility of water restrictions this summer, Carbondale is donating some of its water rights in Ruedi Reservoir to a regional pool to help offset low streamflows in the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers. The ...


Forecasters call for fire and ice moving into Memorial Day weekend

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado weather forecasters are coping with fire and ice heading into the Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service says snow showers in the mountains will be ending Thursday morning, with accumulations of less than ...


Colorado agencies cracking down on summer drunken driving

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado law enforcement agencies are launching a crackdown on drunken driving starting Friday. The Colorado State Patrol says the goal of the “100 Days of Heat” campaign is to reverse a trend of deadly crashes by ...


Patrol led on 100-mph interstate chase

By Paul Shockley

An alleged drunk driver was arrested at gunpoint Wednesday after a pursuit led by the Colorado State Patrol topped 100 mph on Interstate 70. Michelle Phegley, 49, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, eluding, ...


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Two groups chastise Garfield sheriff

By Charles Ashby

Two civil rights groups are calling on Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario to stop referring domestic abuse victims he suspects of being in the nation illegally to federal immigration officials. The American Civil Liberties Union of ...


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Vet clinic employee accused of drug theft

By Paul Shockley

An employee at a Redlands veterinary clinic is accused of stealing narcotics on the job which she sold for profit, according to an arrest affidavit. Jacinta J. Goad, 26, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of three counts of distribution of a ...


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Scenic supporters celebrate school being open another year

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Today could have been the last day of school forever for Scenic Elementary. Closing the school or one of a handful of other School District 51 buildings was first discussed nearly a year ago as a potential way to save $1.2 million. District ...


Lunch prices going up for district schools

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School District 51 elementary school lunches will cost $2.35 beginning this fall, up from the current price of $2. The Federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires schools that receive federal reimbursements for free or reduced-price ...


Palisade starting work on its new fire station today

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The town of Palisade will break ground today on its long-awaited fire station, a project that will be part-new construction, part-remodel and marks the next phase of a redevelopment of the old Palisade High School. Town trustees agreed ...


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