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Vehicles fueled by natural gas proposed

By Staff

As the nation works to wean itself off foreign oil, one Front Range state lawmaker wants Colorado to purchase vehicles that run off a fuel from the state’s backyard: natural gas. Sen. Mike Kopp said his measure, Senate Bill 92, would ...

Glenwood mobile home park may be subdivided

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — In what they’re casting as a means of creating more entry-level home ownership in Garfield County, developers are proposing to divide a mobile-home park near Glenwood Springs into 96 lots and selling them to ...

Slowdown a chance for town to catch up

By Staff

Just a few months back, the town of De Beque, on the edge of the natural gas-rich Piceance Basin, was scrambling to keep up with development. Now it is finding time to catch up. The number of rigs in use and wells being drilled has slowed. ...

Users find medical pot supply limited

By Staff

Imagine having to drive to the Front Range every time a prescription needed to be filled. Such is the reality for many Western Slope users of medical marijuana. “There are over 5,000 medical marijuana users in the state, and a good ...

Homework: Student Voices January 26, 2009

By Staff

Cody Everett of Fruita Middle School calls for an end to the Iraq war, while Katy Mueller of Mount Garfield Middle School urges careful consumption of gas. Connie Reust and Steven Puckett of West Middle School tackle the debate over animal ...


SOW: Jordan Potterton January 26, 2009

By Staff

Jordan Potterton wants to follow in his sister’s footsteps even when they lead to the cockpit of a fighter jet. Potterton, a senior at Fruita Monument High School, will attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, thanks to a ...

LS: Speaking of Science Column Janujary 26, 2009

By Staff

(Editor’s note: The is the first of a three-column series on lasers.) Lasers have become commonplace in our lives. The thin red line of light that scans your purchases at a checkout counter is generated by a tiny laser smaller than ...

Sports: Prep Roundup January 25, 2009

By Staff

GIRLS BASKETBALL •  The Central High School girls basketball team played one of its most complete games of the season Saturday. The Warriors picked up their second consecutive Southwestern League road victory with a 69-34 victory ...

Tough choices for state workers

By Staff

What is PERA? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association is a pension fund for Colorado public employees, including all state employees, schoolteachers, state troopers, judges and employees from several local government ...

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Snowflake Open draws big crowds in the pool

By Patrick Bahr

The Snowflake Open is a perfect example of the next generation of swimmers meshing with current pool junkies. The club swim meet hosted more than 200 swimmers, ranging in age from five to 18, Saturday at Orchard Mesa Community ...

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