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Why is Crystal Dam spilling this year?

By Dave Buchanan

When Crystal Dam spilled earlier this month, it was to meet a 2009 court-adjudicated peak flow rate for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. That peak flow is a balancing act determined by a Byzantine formula based on the May 1 ...

Hanging Lake designated natural landmark

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar designated Hanging Lake, which was formed by travertine deposition, as a natural landmark. Natural landmarks are areas that are recognized for outstanding and unique biological or geological features. Hanging ...

More evacuations near southern Colorado wildfire

By The AP

WESTCLIFFE — Residents of approximately 50 more houses in the southern Colorado mountains are being told to evacuate because a wildfire burning nearby is expected to remain active over the next several days. The fire near Westcliffe was ...

Health department to hold hearing on pot rules

By The AP

DENVER — The Colorado Board of Health is holding a hearing on rules that would require caregivers to be more involved in their patients’ lives. Under rules being considered today, caregivers would have to help patients with ...

Gardner withdraws support for natural gas bill

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — Rep. Cory Gardner has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of a bill to provide tax credits for natural gas development after conservatives objected. Gardner was one of the original co-sponsors in April of the ...

Man’s body found in burning camper

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a burning camper Tuesday night. The body was found in a camper, which was mounted on a pickup truck, after authorities responded to a ...

Meet historical figures at ‘Night at the Museum’

By Staff

Tickets are now available for the Museum of the West’s “Night at the Museum” on June 23, 24 and 25. Visitors will follow the zany security guard through the darkened museum, where wax historical figures come to life to ...

Fruita guide guilty in Arctic hunting case

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita outfitter who admitted to illegally guiding hunters in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge recently was sentenced to five years probation and fined $60,000. Christopher Cassidy, 51, entered guilty pleas to a pair of ...

Ridgway residents protest plans for Family Dollar store in town

By William Woody

MONTROSE — As Family Dollar customers shopped in Montrose on Monday morning, a group of Ridgway residents picketed outside, protesting the discount store’s plans to open a similar store in the mountain community. “We just ...

061411 Lion of the year

Club salutes lion-hearted volunteer

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Jamie Hamilton was prepared, notes in hand, to speak to the Grand Junction Lions Club about the new Colorado Mesa University athletic program at the club’s annual luncheon Tuesday afternoon. Instead, he was surprised with a standing ...

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