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Shell: Oil shale project to go on

By Dennis Webb

A decision announced by Shell on Tuesday ends a battle over Yampa River water, but the company says it doesn’t mean the end of its oil shale project in Rio Blanco County. Shell cited the global recession in deciding to withdraw a hotly ...

Backhoe used to flip car, smash motel in Cortez

By The AP

CORTEZ — Police say an intoxicated man used a backhoe to flip a car over and smash into a motel in southwest Colorado. Witnesses say bystanders pulled the man from the machine. He complained of sore ribs but no other injuries were ...

January foreclosures spike in Mesa County

By Emily Shockley

Foreclosure filings jumped to 145 in January 2010 in Mesa County, up from 56 in January 2009 and 41 in January 2008. Sales of foreclosed homes also went up in the first month of this year compared to past January months. Last month, 70 ...

Body of missing skier recovered near Aspen

By Dennis Webb

A canine search team this morning found the body of a skier caught in an avalanche near Aspen Tuesday. The body was found in the debris field of a large avalanche described as about 150 yards long and 20 to 30 feet wide at the bottom, the ...

Ski Grand Mesa by full moon

By Dave Buchanan

The mid-winter full moon offers a grand way to ski Grand Mesa, and this weekend is the February full moon. Weather permitting, the Grand Mesa Nordic Council will take advantage of the lunar brilliance Saturday evening to help celebrate the ...


Resorts see skiers numbers up as snow comes down

By Dave Buchanan

If your favorite ski resort seems little busier this month compared to earlier in the winter, there are some numbers to back up that feeling. Since most ski areas don’t release their skier numbers until after the season, one of the few ...

Deal struck in Clifton murder

By Paul Shockley

A plea agreement has been reached in the case of a Clifton man accused of shooting four people last summer, killing one, The Daily Sentinel has learned. Michael Simpson, 24, was scheduled this morning for a plea hearing on Monday before ...

Ritter signs bills to tax candy, soda

By The AP

DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter has signed a package of bills taxing everything from candy and soda to online sales. The governor says the money is needed to help close a $1.5 billion shortfall this year and next. The new laws signed by the ...

Teacher tackles gunman supected in school shooting

By The AP

LITTLETON — The gunman was walking through a middle school parking lot and taking shots at students with a hunting rifle as terrified teenagers ran for their lives. He had just wounded two students and seemed ready to unleash more ...

Powderhorn gets 39 inches of snow over weekend

By Amy Hamilton

Does the thought of 39 inches of fresh powder on Powderhorn Ski Resort make you feel faint? Do you feel a fever coming on? Ski fever perhaps? The season’s biggest weekend snowfall undoubtedly had many locals calling in sick to work, ...

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