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Fugitive sibling pleads guilty in Colorado deal

By The Associated Press

WALSENBURG — One of three siblings accused in a multi-state crime spree pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from the trio’s capture in Colorado. Under a deal with prosecutors, Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, pleaded guilty to one ...

Email letters, Feb. 9, 2012

By Staff

Planned Parenthood is a savior to low income women The news media from all sources have been having a field day adding fuel to the fire with the pro-life and pro-choice groups at opposite ends of the spectrum. Recently on the an ...

TV anchor attacked by dog doing better after surgery

By The Associated Press

DENVER — A veteran Denver television anchor is recovering after undergoing reconstructive surgery for injuries after she was bitten in the face by a dog. Kyle Dyer was bitten during a Wednesday morning live broadcast while doing a story ...

State lawmaker introduces bill to require drug testing for welfare recipients

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are considering making welfare recipients take a drug test before receiving benefits. The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg is getting its first hearing in a House committee Thursday. ...

Colorado among states to get waiver from No Child Left Behind

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The ...

Woman hit by car after being ejected in accident

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS — A woman was seriously injured when she was thrown from a pickup truck in an accident and then hit by a car. Colorado Springs police say the accident occurred Wednesday when a vehicle hit a pickup truck, throwing the ...

Loveland school district may nix field trips

By The Associated Press

LOVELAND — The Thompson School District is considering a moratorium on field trips to save money. The district is trying to cut up to $1 million from the transportation budget to cope with an estimated $6 million deficit in the coming ...

Colorado Mesa owns domain names that Western State might want

By {screen_name}

There are already websites associated with some of Western State College’s top choices for a potential new name. And those sites belong to Colorado Mesa University. Though Colorado Mesa’s main website is, it ...

Homeowner won’t face charges in fatal shooting of man during break-in

By Paul Shockley

Citing Colorado’s “Make My Day” law, the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday no charges will be filed in the fatal shooting of an alleged burglar at an Orchard Mesa home in November. A dispute between ...

Low gas prices keep Battlement drilling on hold

By Dennis Webb

Because of low natural gas prices, Antero Resources is delaying its plans to drill in Battlement Mesa, a company official said this week. The company will look at expanding a nearby well pad this year with the possibility of drilling eight ...

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