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Twenty-five District 51 students qualify for state speech tournament

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Central High School Speech and Debate Coach Anthony Bichler wants to return from this Friday and Saturday’s State Speech Tournament with a win. “This is my 14th year coaching, and we’ve been the runner-up four times,” ...

Price tag rising for Palisade fire station

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The push to build a new fire station in Palisade is encountering some obstacles after the general contractor on the project informed town officials the cost of the new station exceeds the town’s budget by roughly $300,000. Town ...

Oil shale cut from transportation bill

By Dennis Webb

Two Republican congressmen from Colorado indicated Wednesday their party’s legislative attempts to foster more energy development, including of oil shale, appear doomed following U.S. Senate action this week. The Senate approved a ...

State Senate panel approves inspection of ballots

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A long-awaited bill addressing concerns over when and how election ballots should be subject to the state’s open-records law cleared a Senate panel Wednesday, but not without hours of testimony for and against. The ...

Panel clears Bradford bill that would head off problems with mineral lease payments

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Bills sponsored by local lawmakers dealing with federal mineral lease districts, a Montrose associate judgeship and recycling of electronic waste all cleared various committees Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. Rep. Laura ...

Federal agency faults Piñon Ridge licensing

By Dennis Webb

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the state of Colorado acted contrary to NRC rules in failing to let the public request a hearing on the licensing of the Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill in Montrose County. It says the Colorado ...

Lera places 13th at diving championships

By Staff

Colorado Mesa freshman Brooke Lera took 13th place in the women’s 3-meter diving Wednesday at the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships in Mansfield, Texas. Lera scored 400.70 points on her dives. Diver Amanda Jennings ...

Louisburg tops latest JUCO poll

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Louisburg (N.C.) College went from nowhere to the top — at least for now. The Hurricanes (27-0) are the new No. 1-ranked team in the NJCAA Division I baseball poll, released Wednesday. Louisburg has qualified for the Alpine Bank Junior ...


More than just muscles

By Nick Walter

They’re widely known for aesthetic, shiny, muscle-exploding poses, sometimes plastered on calendars or delivered on stage. But for the bodybuilders, bikini models and figure and physique competitors of the team ...


Mavs unveil a new logo

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The Maverick logo is no longer looking at an angle. On Wednesday, Colorado Mesa University released its new Maverick logo. The Maverick’s head is tilted with a menacing look. “It’s a bolder version that complements our new ...

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