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Xcel, contractor want tunnel fire report delayed

By The AP

DENVER — Xcel Energy and a contractor are trying to delay the release of a report on a tunnel fire that killed five workers nearly three years ago. Xcel, RPI Coating and two RPI executives have been charged in the deaths at Georgetown ...

Royal Gorge fire could be contained Friday

By The AP

CANON CITY — Firefighters expect to have a fire burning near Canon City fully contained Friday. The fire is now believed to be burning on 600 acres, rather than 700 as originally reported, due to better mapping. It was 65 percent ...

Bin Laden hunter says he’ll ‘absolutely’ try again

By The AP

DENVER — A Colorado man who traveled to Pakistan to hunt down Osama bin Laden said he’ll “absolutely” try again, despite his arrest in the woods of northern Pakistan. Gary Faulkner returned home to Greeley, Colo., late ...

Group to discuss ice rink’s future next week

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An organization working to reopen the Glacier Ice Arena will discuss plans for the rink during a public meeting next week. The Glacier, 2515 Riverside Parkway, closed June 13 after four years of operation. The ice arena was the culmination of ...

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District 51 broadens program that counters grade, attendance woes

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A School District 51 program that helps Hispanic students improve grades and attendance is broadening its focus to help all students. Latino Education Achievement to Graduation (LEAG) is changing its name to Leadership for Education, ...

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Stites’ career to be recognized with call to RMAC Hall of Fame

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Tonya Stites was a scared, lonely freshman when she arrived on Mesa State College’s campus in 1990 from Cedaredge. “I was scared to death,” said Stites, who Saturday will be inducted into the RMAC Hall of Fame in Colorado ...

Fire FC girls advance at West regional

By Staff

The Grand Junction Fire FC girls soccer team reached the final eight at the Far West Regional Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M., in dramatic fashion. The Fire earned a 1-0 win Wednesday over Rio Vista FC ZIA 97 of New Mexico to advance to ...

Sports Briefs, June 23, 2010

By Staff

Prep Baseball Palisade’s Lelich makes All-State team Palisade High School catcher Pete Lelich was selected to The Denver Post’s Class 4A all-state baseball first team. The Bulldogs junior hit .446 this past season and drove in a ...

Local golf results, June 23, 2010

By Staff

Holes in One Wayne Smith, June 17 at Tiara Rado Golf Course. No. 13, a 112-yard par-3, with a pitching wedge. Witnesses: Scott Coleman, Tod Conard, David Mora Ramirez. Todd Burkey, June 17 at the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa. No. 3, a 170-yard ...

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Free vaccine offered to fight common sexually transmitted disease

By Amy Hamilton

Men and women between the ages of 19 and 26 can save hundreds of dollars on potential health care costs and fend off disease by taking advantage of a free vaccine offered at the Mesa County Health Department. The Gardasil vaccine, or the ...

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