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Canyon waterfall offers rare desert ice climbing

By Ann Driggers

I felt odd recently lumbering along No Thoroughfare Canyon trail in the Colorado National Monument, bundled up and weighed down with a heavy pack containing ice tools, crampons and other necessities to ward off the cold weather. Normally, I ...


Local Audubon Society sponsors weekend trips

By Dave Buchanan

Tumacanbac, the third and fourth. The annual Tumacanbac birding trips, sponsored by the Grand Valley Audubon Society, wind up their final weekend Saturday and Sunday. These trips, the final two in this year’s four hawk-heavy ventures, ...


State snowpack still above average

By Dave Buchanan

Something to think about as you shovel the 4 inches of “mostly cloudy” off your driveway: The statewide snowpack actually decreased in January. According to the latest snow surveys from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ...


Free school breakfasts for poor revived in CO

By The AP

DENVER — School nutritionists in Colorado cheered after lawmakers in the state Senate backed off a plan to cut free breakfasts for poor students. A Senate committee voted to restore the Start Smart Nutrition Program today. Last month ...


Grape harvest looks OK after January freeze

By Dave Buchanan

If a grape grower should mention he’s been out cutting buds, you might be assured it has nothing to do with a shift to the medical marijuana business. He or she merely has been out among the vines, trying to determine how much damage ...


D51 graduation rate surpasses state at 74 percent for class of 2010

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School District 51’s class of 2010 had a 74 percent graduation rate, compared to 71.8 percent the year before. The district surpassed Colorado’s average graduation rate of 72.4 percent in spring 2010, which was up 1.7 percentage ...


Woman given abortion drug waits on fate of fetus

By The AP

FORT LUPTON — A pregnant Colorado woman mistakenly given an abortion drug by a pharmacist faces an excruciating wait to find out the fate of her unborn child. A pharmacist at a Safeway supermarket in Fort Lupton gave Mareena Silva the ...


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Man’s body found downtown

By Paul Shockley

A man’s body was discovered this morning in the alleyway near Second Street, between Chipeta and Ouray avenues. A resident walking to work around 6 a.m. came across the body, which was face down on the pavement, Grand Junction Police ...


Buck pushes federal balanced budget amendment

By The AP

GREELEY — Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, a former Republican Senate candidate, is forming a nonprofit dedicated to passing a federal balanced budget amendment. Buck said Tuesday the foundation Balance America will focus on ...


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Big snow day in valley

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It didn’t quite compare to the “snowpocalypse” inundating the Eastern and Midwestern United States with flurries, but Grand Junction got more snow Tuesday than it received during the entire month of January. Two inches of ...


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