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Nighttime bomb threat puts jail on lockdown

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County officials say they put the jail on lockdown overnight after someone called in a bomb threat. Officers brought in a K-9 unit to search the perimeter of the jail after the call came in about 10 p.m. ...

Black Hawk casino sold to Nevada firm

By The AP

BLACK HAWK — The owner of the Riviera Black Hawk casino is selling the casino for $76 million to a casino operator out of Reno, Nev. Monarch Casino & Resort says it believes the Colorado casino located west of Denver offers an ...

Juvenile girl involved in Thursday car crash

By The Daily Sentinel

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a crash Thursday night involving a juvenile girl, authorities said. The girl, age unknown, reportedly was driving a 2007 Ford Mustang northbound on 19 Road when she failed to yield the right of way ...


Sound check: The Haven Effect

By Melinda Mawdsley

Like some bands, The Haven Effect has a difficult time classifying its music. It’s a soft, alternative rock-type of sound, but perhaps the best definition comes when music fans hear for themselves. And fortunately, The Haven ...

Entertainment calendar: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

By Staff

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 Filter with The Haven Effect, doors open 8 p.m., show 9 p.m., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., $20 advance, $23 day of show, 241-1717. Flat Top Reed, blues, 7 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton, patio, 743 Horizon Drive, ...


Dr. Colorado’s 10 best ways to get to know Colorado

By Melinda Mawdsley

Colorado became the 38th U.S. state in 1876. The state animal is the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, and the state bird is the Lark Bunting. No matter how well-versed in state trivia or history one might be, it is always possible to learn more, ...


Gallagher returns to Avalon Theatre

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Comic legend Gallagher returns to Grand Junction with his humor and pureed fruit salad, along with other food groups, that meet the fate of his Sledge-O-Matic. Raincoats and umbrellas are recommended, according to a news release, for those ...

Cedaredge celebrates season with Applefest

By Ann Wright

Apple season is here and so is its celebration, Cedaredge Applefest. The festival will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, in Town Park in Cedaredge. Along with apples and other food, there will be craft vendors, a classic car show and antique ...

Beer and men running in heels, this Saturday at downtown Oktoberfest

By Tammy Gemaehlich

It’s a combination you’ll only find at Oktoberfest: Beer and manly men running around in high heels. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, between Sixth and Seventh streets on Colorado Avenue. This ...

Entertainment briefs: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

By Staff

Project seeks tattoos, stories The American Tattoo Project is looking for all types of people with tattoos to be interviewed and photographed. The project wants to find out who has tattoos, where they have them and why — a memorial to a ...

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