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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 ...

Sailors ready for 3A semis

By Staff

Who better to get a handle on Saturday’s Steamboat Springs-Pueblo Central Class 3A high school football playoff game than a team that played them both this season? The Sailors and Wildcats square off at 1 p.m. on Saturday at ...

Death Notices, Nov. 24, 2009

By Staff

Scott R. Lomme, 51, Clifton, died Nov. 22, 2009, at Hospice Care Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa-Molina Cemetery in Mesa. Mr. Lomme was a carpenter. Survivors include a parent, Hester; two brothers, Darwin L. of Salt ...

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