Author Archives: Nicole Cowan

Grand Avenue Bridge Project Updates – 12/12

GAB Project Update The north crosswalk at the intersection of Eighth Street and Grand Avenue is now open. The east side of Seventh Street from Cooper Avenue to the pedestrian bridge crossing is now open for public parking. Night Work Continues … Continue reading

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Western Slope Coal Lease Expansions Approved

Grand Junction—Western Colorado’s struggling coal industry just received a vote of support from the federal government. The U.S. Forest Service approved expansions of two coal leases that would allow a mine to access land beneath the Sunset Roadless Area. The … Continue reading

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Colorado Fire Deployed to Southern California

Lakewood—Weary firefighters in Southern California are getting some help from Colorado.  Yesterday 17 fire engines were sent to CalFire’s staging area in Chino along with several firefighters to battle the numerous, blazes that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced … Continue reading

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SkiCo Employees Waiting to Work, Still Being Fed

Aspen—There’s not enough snow but there’s plenty of food for resort workers in Aspen.  The Aspen Skiing Company is once again serving dinner to seasonal employees who are waiting anxiously for the snow to fall and the season to begin.  … Continue reading

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Man Who Caused Fire Near Keystone Paying the Price

Keystone—The Denver man who accidentally sparked a wildfire over a year ago at the Summit County Shooting Range is paying a hefty fine to the forest service, but it could’ve been much worse.  The Summit County Court ordered Bryson Jones … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Hears Masterpiece Cake Shop Case

Washington, D.C.—A Colorado cake baker and the same-sex couple for whom he declined to make a wedding cake were all at the Supreme Court to witness arguments in the case. Speaking outside of court after the justices heard the case, … Continue reading

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Deadly Oil Rig Fire

GREELEY (AP) – One of three maintenance workers injured in an oil site fire in northern Colorado last week has died. The Weld County coroner’s office says 61-year-old George Cottingham of Greeley died Tuesday night. Cottingham and two other maintenance … Continue reading

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State Lawmakers Mull Harassment Policies

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s legislative leaders plan to review their procedures on identifying, reporting and addressing workplace harassment after several allegations of sexual misconduct involving lawmakers. Leaders of the Democrat-led House and Republican-led Senate announced Tuesday the review will involve … Continue reading

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Deadly Wildlife Disease Monitored

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Officials in Montana are drafting plans for a special hunt to find out how widely Chronic wasting disease has spread in deer populations. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials hope to get a proposal before the … Continue reading

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Garfield County Literacy Outreach Helping Immigrants Become Citizens

Glenwood Springs—A lot of immigrants in the Roaring Fork Valley are working hard to learn English and become United States citizens. Martha Fredendall heads up Garfield County Literacy Outreach and says there’s a growing number of folks willing to take … Continue reading

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