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Man admits baiting bighorn sheep near Durango

By Dave Buchanan

A La Plata County man has pleaded guilty to illegally baiting bighorn sheep and was fined $156.50 for the misdemeanor. Dave Hall, 52, also was placed on probation for one year and had his hunting privileges suspended for one year. Hall, who ...

Wind-damaged hangar repaired at Peterson Air Force Base

By The AP

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Peterson Air Force Base is repairing the roof of a hangar that was heavily damaged by high winds last month. About half the hangar’s roof was torn off on May 25. The Air Force estimates the damage at ...

Fort Carson unveiling memorial to 9/11 victims

By The AP

FORT CARSON— Fort Carson is preparing to unveil a memorial to the nearly 2,800 people killed in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. The memorial, in a grove near the post’s main gate, includes a twisted and charred steel ...

Hiker dies while climbing 14er in southern Colorado

By The AP

ALAMOSA — A hiker has died while trying to climb a 14,000-foot mountain in southern Colorado. The unidentified hiker had already died by the time an airlifted rescue crew reached him Tuesday on Little Bear Peak near Alamosa. Colorado ...

Grand Valley, Mountain West lag nation in job recovery, report says

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Grand Junction’s economy lost more jobs and saw greater declines in housing prices over 2009 than many other small metropolitan areas in the Intermountain West, a region that remains battered by the national recession, a quarterly report ...


Local engineer devises ‘cork’ for BP well

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It should be possible to squelch the well spewing oil at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, a retired Grand Junction engineer says. Not easy, just possible. Richard Stover likens the job to “putting a cork in a bottle of sparkling ...

Save the Rink tries to save Glacier Arena

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Supporters of the Glacier Ice Arena have created a nonprofit organization they hope will ensure ice skating doesn’t melt away in the Grand Valley. Save the Rink Inc. was formed on Tuesday, attorney Rob Pierce said. He and several other ...

Petitions targeting teachers rejected

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 Board of Education members adopted a resolution Tuesday night dismissing two petitions given to the board at a May 25 meeting. The petitions asked teachers not to teach man-made climate change and to abstain from ...

World Cup soccer: Ain’t that a kick?

By Steve Beauregard

Soccer’s World Cup is in full swing, with an estimated global television audience of over 1 billion. And although it doesn’t always get the respect it deserves here in the United States, I think I speak for most American sports ...

Blotter, June 16, 2010

By Staff

Homeowner set up robbery, police allege Paul Michael Brown, 28, 535 W. Aspen Ave., No. 28, Fruita, was arrested Monday on suspicion of four counts of felony conspiracy after police alleged he conspired to rob his own home. According to a ...

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