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Police Blotter, Aug. 21, 2011

By Staff

Snake’s head in mailbox The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department received a report from a resident Monday that a snake’s head was left in a mailbox in the 800 block of 20 1/2 Road. No suspects were reported. According to the ...

Death Notices, Aug. 21, 2011

By Staff

Loretta A. Downey, 46, Orchard City, died Aug. 18, 2011, at her home. Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Cedaredge Park. Survivors include her husband, Alan; three sons, Ian, Nathan and Mark, all of the home; one stepdaughter, Tiara Downey ...

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Battlement Mesa restoration program helps habitat

By Dave Buchanan

That grinding you hear means better habitat for deer, elk, and other wildlife. Plans for a multi-partner effort to improve wildlife habitat in the brush-covered hills south of Interstate 70 between Parachute and De Beque say the result will ...

USA Pro Cycling Challenge brings some of top racers to Colorado

By Scott Mercier

It has been 23 years since international cycling raced on the roads of Colorado. With Stage 1 of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge starting Monday in Colorado Springs, it has returned in a triumphant manner. The race will cover over 500 ...

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When planning a fishing trip for late summer, be sure to check resources

By Dave Buchanan

Don’t let August be the month you drop your summer reading program. We’re not suggesting you run out and purchase some lurid sit-on-the-beach novel or struggle under the heavy tomes used for college prep courses. This particular ...

Lightning kills man at Utah national park

By The AP

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK — A lightning strike has killed a German man at Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah. Park officials say 51-year-old Volker Kunz of Hamm, Germany, died Thursday afternoon after he sought shelter under a ...

Longmont pot shops closed after legal battle

By The AP

LONGMONT — Marijuana businesses in Longmont are closed after a judge sided with the city in a long legal battle to shut down dispensaries and growing operations. Boulder County District Court Judge Ingrid Bakke decided Friday not to ...

CU mascot selling barbecue? School to investigate

By The AP

BOULDER — The University of Colorado wants to know whether a barbecue restaurant is using its beloved buffalo mascot improperly. Ralphie’s restaurant near campus shares a name with the university’s buffalo mascot. The Daily ...

2 campers near Aspen bitten in tents by a bear

By The AP

ASPEN — Forestry officials were putting campers near Aspen on high alert Saturday after two separate backcountry campers were bitten through their tents by black bears in the last two days. A third attack at a Forest Service campground ...

Suspect at-large after Palisade bank robbery

By Paul Shockley

A suspect remains at-large this afternoon after he reportedly tried to rob a Palisade bank, disarmed a responding police officer and stole a minivan before ditching it about a half-mile away. Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said they checked ...

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