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Denver jury acquits Xcel Energy in workers’ deaths

By The AP

DENVER — A Denver jury has acquitted Xcel Energy Inc. of criminal charges in the deaths of five workers at a hydroelectric plant tunnel in the mountains west of Denver. The jury today acquitted Minneapolis-based Xcel and its subsidiary, ...

062711 gain mojo

Local couple sniffs-out million dollar contest

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Seth and Carrington Schaeffer of Grand Junction could use a million bucks. Their hoping their first million comes from the “Smell like a Million Bucks” video contest hosted by Gain laundry detergent. The company asked their ...

Printed letters, June 29, 2011

By Staff

On June 20, the Mesa County commissioners approved a resolution declaring their support for the Taxpayer Bill Of Rights. This was done in response to a lawsuit, brought about by big-government politicians and liberal groups in Denver, ...

Prison stripes for Blago

By The Daily Sentinel

The man who hoped to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder — and used his office in myriad other ways to try to enrich himself — was found guilty of 17 criminal counts by a federal jury Monday. Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod ...

Garfield County commissioners choose industry over people

By Bill Grant

In 2008, Judy Jordan, Garfield County liaison officer for oil and gas, was asked by ProPublica what she thought of their theory that “natural faults and fractures exist in underground formations in Colorado and that it may be possible ...

Nuclear divide

By Staff

The dispute between a Telluride businessman and a San Miguel County commissioner over the possibility of making that county a nuclear-free zone highlights the confusion and contradictions of American views on nuclear energy. It also points to ...

E-mail letters, June 28 2011

By Staff

Leaders display good sense on natural gas legislation I have been following the actions of the Environmental Protection Agency and its attempts to curb our emissions. But it’s not just the EPA that is working to do its part. I ...

Who is Chris Clayton?

By Staff

Answer: The Montrose native who will appear as one of three contestants on the quiz show Jeopardy! tonight. The program can be seen at 6 p.m. on local NBC affiliates. Clayton now lives in Denver, and claims that as his hometown in a short ...

Stock Show moving to Aurora

By The AP

DENVER — The National Western Stock Show is leaving Denver and moving to Aurora. The decision was disclosed today to the Denver City Council. According to the Denver Post, it’s a reversal from the stock show’s previous ...

Camp fire believed to have sparked wildfire near Boulder

By The AP

BOULDER — The U.S. Forest Service says a fire in a canyon north of Boulder is believed to have started with a camp fire. Spokeswoman Elsha Kirby said today there are no suspects. She said the fire is about 40 percent contained and was ...

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