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Arizona forest fire expands to 233,000 acres

By The AP

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — Firefighters worked furiously today to save a line of mountain communities in eastern Arizona from a gigantic blaze that has forced thousands of people from their homes and cast a smoky haze over states as far away ...


New race features 2 12,000-foot peaks on same day

By The AP

DENVER — The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge in August will feature the two highest climbs in competitive international cycling history on the same stage. The highlight of the nearly 500-mile course through mountain and metro roads ...


Former Fruita standout hired to coach Central basketball

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Central High School announced Kurt Schneider as its head boys basketball coach. Schneider was a head coach at Granger High School in Salt Lake City the past four years. He played and graduated from Fruita Monument High School before playing ...


Deal would allow drilling in wildlife area

By Dennis Webb

An energy company and the Colorado Division of Wildlife are negotiating an agreement that, if reached, would lead to the company drilling within the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area south of New Castle. The proposed deal comes amid a ...


Ruby Pipeline to open in July, send gas west

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The Ruby Pipeline, scheduled to go online in March, is set to begin carrying natural gas from the Rocky Mountains west to Oregon in July, officials said. No date has been set for the opening of the 675-mile, 42-inch, natural-gas-transmission ...


Colorado River fills to flood stage

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Areas of the Grand Valley near the Colorado River could reach flood stage as early as this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Highs in the 90s over the weekend sped snowmelt and swelled the river to 12.9 feet in depth ...


Photo ID cards for homeless are under discussion

By Paul Shockley

Recent discussion by a group of Grand Valley homeless-community stakeholders has raised the possibility of one day issuing photo-identification cards to area homeless people. The idea was broached in a recent meeting of a subcommittee ...


060211 HOPE

Woman connects less fortunate with donors

By Amy Hamilton

Vicki McGee never underestimates the power of a story. The director of the nonprofit organization HOPE of the Grand Valley has witnessed the sway of the written word, especially when those words come from people in need. A single father who ...


Mining, timber officials: ‘Secret committee’ violated federal law

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A committee of scientists that oversaw the drafting of a proposed forest-planning rule did so largely in secret, critics of the rule said in comments submitted to the U.S. Forest Service. The “secret committee of scientists,” as ...


Rifle resident forming animal sanctuary

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Rifle resident Lu Anne Herman searches Craigslist.org for the sad stories in hopes of creating happy ones. The founder of Greta’s Kingdom, an animal rescue service, scours the site searching for Western Slope pet owners giving their ...


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