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031010 Spelling Bee

Holy Family seventh-grader state spelling bee runner-up

By Emily Shockley

Three months of studying and spelling words for 30 to 45 minutes a night paid off last weekend for Holy Family Catholic School seventh-grader Sam Cyphers. Cyphers placed second in the Colorado State Spelling Bee on Saturday in Denver. He ...

Highway 139 open again after semi hauling propane burned

By Paul Shockley

Colorado Highway 139 reopened at about 7:30 a.m. today after a semi-tractor tanker hauling 7,500 gallons of propane crashed and burned Tuesday night. Authorities were called to mile marker 18, just inside Garfield County, around 9:20 p.m. on ...

Deal eases threat to easement tax credits

By Charles Ashby

Land trusts on the Western Slope and around the state that help property owners get conservation easements aren’t thrilled with a bill in the Colorado Legislature, but they’re not opposing it anymore, either. That’s because ...

Olathe leans on defense to advance to 3A final eight

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When a team gets it right defensively, good things happen. The Olathe High School girls basketball team is one of the best defensive teams in the state, and that defensive focus has taken the Pirates to the final eight of the Class 3A state ...

CDOT hopeful I-70 could reopen today

By Dennis Webb

The closure of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon is continuing into its fourth day today, but work crews Wednesday eliminated a major obstacle to reopening the route when they blasted a big boulder perched 800 feet above the roadway. Colorado ...

Please spare us from asparagus, the Scotch of the veggie world

By Steve Beauregard

Let’s talk about asparagus, because I’m apparently the only person in the Grand Valley above the age of 9 who hates it. Maybe it’s the way it’s grown. Fresh produce is tastier and appreciated more when it’s ...

Nine local students going to national speech tournament

By Staff

Nine local high school students have qualified for the National Forensic Leagues’ national tournament scheduled for June 13-18 in Kansas City. The speech and debate students earned top honors in various categories at a forensics ...

Death Notices, March 10, 2010

By Staff

Juan V. Archuleta Sr., 86, Mosca, died March 7, 2010, at his home. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Delta. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Survivors ...

Blotter, March 10, 2010

By Staff

Summons in fatal dog attack Trisha K. Vincent, 36, 989 Red Bud Court in Fruita, was issued a summons on suspicion of several crimes after her dog, a Labrador retriever-pit bull mix, allegedly mauled and killed a Chihuahua on Monday, according ...

CDOT waits to reopen interstate

By Dennis Webb

State highway crews will call in aerial support today in a continuing effort to reopen Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon after heavy rockfall early Monday morning. The Colorado Department of Transportation hopes to reopen the vital ...

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