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Businesses cope, and in some cases turn a profit, from interstate closure

By Dennis Webb

When rockfall started out the workweek by closing Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon Monday morning, it cut off about one-fifth of the American Gypsum workforce from the company’s plant. The wallboard maker, located in Gypsum east of ...


Airfares shoot up with I-70 closure

By Amy Hamilton

The rockfall damage that shut down Interstate 70 Monday and Tuesday sent some travelers scrambling to find alternatives to driving the state’s two lengthy detours. The best advice for frugal travelers who want to head east or west ...

New warning system used for Glenwood Canyon rockslide

By Dennis Webb

Monday’s closure of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon resulted in the first use of a new system designed to notify the public of emergencies and issue other community alerts. Garfield County sheriff spokesman Phil Strouse said the system ...

Palisade buys vacant land north of downtown

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The town of Palisade moved quickly to buy nearly an acre of land north of downtown, with town officials saying the purchase was a good deal that would give them control over an important piece of property. Town trustees voted 4-0 Tuesday ...

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 ...

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