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Company cleans 84,000-gallon oil pipeline spill near Green River, Wyo.

By The AP

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality says cleanup work continues after a pipeline break caused about 84,000 gallons of crude oil to spill in the Bridger Valley. DEQ Emergency Response Coordinator Joe ...

All around, rumblings of ‘tomato thing’ can be heard

By Dixie Burmeister

“It” started a few weeks ago as I was saying goodbye to my dentist. With my sparkling clean smile and clean bill of dental health, he wished me good luck. With what? Good luck for continued cavity free status? No. Good luck ...

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Park manager reflects on 31 years of service

By Dave Buchanan

Had you asked Brad Taylor 31 years ago if he ever thought he’d see three decades with Colorado State Parks, his answer might have gone up in smoke. In the summer of 1979, Taylor, recently graduated from Illinois State University with a ...


Outdoor Heritage Day focuses on families

By Dave Buchanan

Sometimes, you can be too close to the forest to even see the trees. Colorado Division of Wildlife officer Frank McGee realized that several years ago when he conceived Outdoor Heritage Day, a one-day event packed with free activities for ...


Enjoy National Parks Week with monument visit

By Dave Buchanan

It’s certainly not a free-for-all, but it’s definitely free entry at Colorado National Monument during National Parks Week. Through Sunday, Colorado National Monument and other fee-charging units of the National Park Service are ...

Clifton park-and-ride lot open

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Construction on the second of two park-and-ride lots in Clifton is now completed, giving commuters more space to park their vehicles and carpool on Interstate 70. United Companies of Grand Junction has finished the new 136-space lot at the ...

Wildfire briefly closes road near New Castle on Tuesday

By Dennis Webb

High winds caused a spring burn to get out of control northwest of New Castle, temporarily forcing the closure of U.S. Highway 6 Tuesday afternoon. The fast-moving fire burned on a steep slope with flames as high as 40 feet, the Garfield ...

Garfield County is partner in energy funding award

By Dennis Webb

Colorado, in partnership with Garfield, Denver and Boulder counties and Xcel Energy, has been awarded $25 million in federal Recovery Act funding to retrofit buildings to make them more energy-efficient, the state announced today. The ...

Former Palisade attorney gets 5.5 years for meth charges

By Amy Hamilton

Former Palisade attorney James Zink was sentenced in court this morning to 5.5 years in prison after being caught last year with drugs in his home and selling methamphetamine to an undercover cop. According to terms of his plea agreement Zink ...

Lawmakers consider help for immigrant sheepherders

By The AP

DENVER — A House committee is considering legislation to form a task force to help immigrant sheepherders who work long hours for little money on the desolate western Plains. Rep. Daniel Kagan, a Denver Democrat, says foreign workers ...

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