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Fire southwest of Gateway contained

By Amy Hamilton

A wildfire burning southwest of Gateway was considered fully contained Sunday, which fire managers had expected. One hot shot crew of about 20 firefighters, one helicopter and one engine will be working throughout the week to completely ...


Garfield foreclosures finally falling

By Dennis Webb

Foreclosure filings in Garfield County finally have begun slowing, after three years of setting records. However, the foreclosure situation still remains bad in the county, officials say. There have been 250 foreclosure filings so far this ...

Lasting impact of early spring hard to pinpoint

By Matthew Berger

Research on the iconic wildflowers around Crested Butte is shedding light on the impacts of earlier springs on both the flowers and the animals that depend on them. David Inouye has been spending his summers at the Rocky Mountain Biological ...

Independent school to open in Montrose

By {screen_name}

Amber Gardner opened Bright Beginnings preschool in the fall of 2008 with eight students who met in the garage of her Montrose home. Four years later, the school has 220 preschool through first-grade students and 31 employees in a building at ...


Petition decries man’s plea deal in dog torture

By Paul Shockley

A group of animal rights activists claim nearly 3,000 signatures in an online petition asking a Mesa County judge to reject probation for a man who tortured and killed a dog. “Hand 4Paws,” which bills itself as a collection of ...

SCIENCE MONDAY, June 4, 2012

By Matthew Berger

Aquifer depletion may force change in Plains farming Agriculture may prove unsustainable in some of the country’s most productive farmland as farms there deplete groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates, a new study finds. Farmers ...

Blotter, June 4, 2012

By Staff

Radio prompts complaint A man in the 500 block of 29 3/8 Road was serious when he asked his neighbor to turn down a radio on Wednesday night, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The neighbor told deputies the man ...

Death Notice, June 4, 2012

By Staff

■ Gloria J. “Jeanie” Stephenson, 66, Eckert, died May 31, 2012, at the Horizon’s Care Center in Eckert. Services will be at a later date. Survivors include her husband, Donald; two stepsons, Mark Stephenson of Eckert ...


Plenty of JUCO World Series players in mix for MLB Amateur draft

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He seemed to come from nowhere, and in baseball circles, he did. Dylan Baker has emerged from unknown territory — he’s from Juneau, Alaska — to become a highly regarded pro prospect. The Western Nevada College sophomore ...

Rardin, Reivers love feel at JUCO

By Patti Arnold

Council Bluffs, Iowa, is less than a 15-minute drive from Omaha, Neb., so baseball players at Iowa Western Community College know all about the College World Series. A handful of Reivers are from Omaha. Some might play in the CWS the next ...

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