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‘Fun Squad’ brightens up Hilltop Community

By Emily Shockley

Hilltop Community Resources aims to have more than 500 happy employees through the efforts of the organization’s “Fun Squad.” The Fun Squad is a group of staff members who set up events throughout the year to bring fun to ...


Impressions from winefest

By Dave Buchanan

Over the next few weeks, I’ll talk about some of the impressions lingering in the aftermath of this weekend’s 18th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest. It all began Friday with Maximilian Riedel, 32, urbane, very European, ...


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This winter, it pays to be a young skier, snowboarder

By Dave Buchanan

What starts with “s” and ends in “g” and offers a full winter of enjoyment for about $1.20 a day? If you’re a sixth grader (or the person paying for that sixth grader), it’s skiing or snowboarding on a ...


Wach you talkin’ ’bout?!  ’70s shows still the gold standard of catchphrases

By Steve Beauregard

The problem with marrying someone younger than you is that they may not fully appreciate your generation’s cultural benchmarks — those unifying societal milestones of your childhood that helped make America great. And here ...


Saturday, you can take ‘A Walk Through Time’

By Dave Buchanan

Take a popular national monument, add 14 miles of car-free roads and a National Public Lands Day and you’ll get the first-ever Centennial Challenge this Saturday at Colorado National Monument. The Centennial Challenge, called “A ...


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Students get hands-on lessons in fly fishing, outdoor adventures

By Dave Buchanan

A little fish can make a big difference in a young adult’s life. At least that’s the premise of a well-received program involving volunteers from the Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited and students from Grand ...


Man drank heavily on day he shot 3 officers

By Paul Shockley

A Montrose man who shot three police officers, wounding one fatally, had a blood-alcohol content that night more than two-and-a-half times Colorado’s legal limit for driving. Dennis Gurney, 52, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.214 ...


State of limitations

By The Daily Sentinel

While Colorado’s budget projections went from bad to worse this week, we were pleased to see that neither Gov. Bill Ritter nor state lawmakers from this area are looking to balance the budget on the backs of Colorado taxpayers through a ...


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School-bus tracking goes high-tech

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Though school bus riders won’t notice the difference, the district will soon be keeping a keener eye on its student cargo. First Student, the contractor that provides bus service to School District 51, has installed an electronic and ...


Briefs: Local news Sept. 23, 2009

By Staff

Make A Wish ice cream fundraiser set Cold Stone Creamery will have its eighth annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Social from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Make A Wish Foundation and its chapters across ...


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