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Man dies driving off Red Mountain Pass

A 22-year-old Grand Junction man died Saturday night after driving off U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the vehicle, a 2003 Dodge pickup, was...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Running the rapids with Skippie

Although it’s probably impossible to prove, one would be hard-pressed to find another person who has rafted the Upper Animas River (excluding commercial trips) more than Skippie. The longtime,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hey, business owners: It’s not tough being green

If greenies made a poster featuring the most sustainable, environmentally friendly business in town, they could do worse than picking Maria’s Bookshop. “We must get 15 to 20 boxes a day, and we try...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp farmers concerned THC rules lead to crop destruction

Hemp production is blossoming across Colorado, but when the plants produce too much THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, farmers are required by the state to destroy their harvest. The...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hungry mountain lion killed after attacking Colorado hunter

FRISCO – Wildlife officials say a Colorado man did everything right to survive a mountain lion attack before the animal was killed by authorities. The Summit Daily News reported Friday that...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Carlsbad Caverns creating digital map of cave system

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The National Park Service is creating a digital map of Carlsbad Caverns National Park to help with repairs and maintenance projects. The agency is using light detection and ranging...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hula dancing brightens community garden’s open house

Ohana Kuleana Community Garden celebrated its open house and the 91st birthday of its master gardener with hula dancing, grilled veggies and a birthday carrot cake on Sunday. Ananda Foley, founder...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington aims to keep coal-fired power plant open

FARMINGTON – Farmington city officials Friday signed an agreement with a company that proposes outfitting the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station with carbon-capture technology in an effort to...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado city may require detention center disease reporting

AURORA – A Colorado city is considering whether to require detention center employees to promptly notify health officials of infectious disease outbreaks. Aurora City Council members gave...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Window-washers rescued after Denver mechanical lift crashes

DENVER – Firefighters rescued two window-washers after a mechanical lift crashed through a parking garage in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood, the Denver Post reported. The crash also ruptured a...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado businessman: Possible China tariffs challenging

ASPEN – A Colorado businessman is watching for additional tariffs on Chinese products. President Donald Trump said Thursday he would delay a new, 25% tariff on Chinese goods from September to...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona, Nevada cuts to Colorado River water negligible

ALBUQUERQUE – Arizona and Nevada will face their first-ever cuts in Colorado River water next year, but the changes aren’t expected to be overly burdensome for either state. The water is delivered...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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