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Higher releases on tap on the Gunnison River

By Dave Buchanan

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced higher releases starting Dec. 1 from the Aspinall Unit dams on the Gunnison River. The increases are designed to meet a Dec. 31 target elevation at Blue Mesa Reservoir as well as meet winter demands for ...

Find ways for thanks and giving

By Sheri Fisher

“I stopped by the grocery store and was behind a young mother,” Lana said as we began our coaching session. “I was picking up cupcakes for Tommy’s Thanksgiving party, where I am headed after our coaching ...

Son testifies against mother in Helmick trial

By Paul Shockley

Testifying as a prosecution witness, Miriam Helmick’s son told jurors that his mother suggested she had been cleared in the investigation of Alan Helmick’s murder and authorities were fine with her leaving Colorado for Florida in ...

Man charged in murder to enter plea on Dec. 22

By {screen_name}

A Clifton man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man during a child’s birthday party is scheduled to enter a plea next month. Michael Simpson, 24, waived his preliminary hearing this week and will enter a ...

Ballot turkeys

By Staff

There will always be disputes about just how much government — and government spending — is in the best interest of constituents. But three proposals that could appear on next year’s election ballot amount to frontal assaults ...

Specifics needed on budget plans

By Staff

When Scott McInnis and other Republican leaders officially unveiled their Platform for Prosperity Monday, McInnis took direct aim at one of Gov. Bill Ritter’s budget-cutting measures that affects this community: the closing of the ...

Backpack program helps kids fight weekend hunger

By Amy Hamilton

Mike Berry couldn’t shake the experience. During a neighborhood walk one day about six years ago, he encountered a girl hurrying to Orchard Avenue Elementary School, tears running down her face, late for class. Berry asked the girl what ...

Udall loses on credit card interest-rate freeze to GOP Grinch

By Bill Grant

Mark Udall made a commendable effort to keep the banks and credit card companies from raising interest rates and fees again before the Christmas shopping season starts in earnest. His bill was stopped by a single Republican ...

Stash of ski areas opening this week

By Dave Buchanan

Enough snow has fallen or been made in recent weeks that several more ski areas are opening their slopes in time to greet Thanksgiving skiers and boarders. Beaver Creek, Crested Butte and Monarch open today, followed by Aspen Mountain, ...


Blotter, Nov. 25, 2009

By Staff

Predatory lenders targeted The Office of the Colorado Attorney General is taking action against 10 loan-modification firms doing business in Colorado as part of an effort to crack down on loan-modification companies preying on Coloradans in ...

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