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Clinic opens doors

Southwest Memorial Hospital opened doors Monday on a new urgent care clinic in Cortez designed to offer a lower cost alternative to the emergency room.Dr. April Randle, medical director for the new...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road scholars uncover artifacts at Anasazi Heritage Center

Participants in a Road Scholars (formerly Elderhostel) program inventoried 23 boxes of Ancestral Puebloan artifacts at the Anasazi Heritage Center last week. The program, an educational service...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury hears child assault case

Testimony continued Monday in the case of a local man accused of inappropriately touching a young girl.Angelo Martinez, an officer of the Cortez Police Department, testified in 22nd Judicial...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

An obligation to protect PERA

Bills from the House are making their way over to the Senate. One bill for which I’m the Senate sponsor has been quite controversial. House Bill 1248 is the second rendition of a bill that proposes...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

Redistricting could carve up Western Slope

It can get a little wild and woolly under the Gold Dome at times. A little background is in order. Toward the beginning of this year’s session, Sen. Ellen Roberts told me about a bill that was...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

Distracted driving

Every once in a while, an adult — usually middle aged or older — laments how much life has changed over the past few decades. Remember, he reminisces, when students got in trouble for bringing gum,...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Enough is never enough for unions

Dear Editor:I guess it’s about time to enter the fray on the subject of unions.I have been on both sides of the fence both as a union member and as an employer with union employees.The worst...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Legislature faces tough 2nd half

DENVER — State legislators are about halfway done with their yearly session. Unfortunately for them, they’re done with the easy half.Lawmakers have had a hard time adapting to the new reality that...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Spit that wad of cancer out

The first time I used smokeless tobacco I puked in my mother’s car. She was driving me, my sister and one of my sister’s friends home from a high school football game. I vomited what felt like my...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amnesty bill seeks money for schools

DENVER — Two Denver Democrats say they can raise money for schools by offering amnesty to people who are behind on their taxes.Senate Bill 184, which Sen. Pat Steadman introduced Wednesday, would...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Forest service bars bat caves

DURANGO — The U.S. Forest Service has placed all caves and abandoned mines in five states, including Colorado, off-limits to public exploration as a way to slow the potential spread of a disease...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water experts want strategy

WESTMINSTER — More than 300 of state’s top water experts gathered Thursday for a first-ever attempt to design a statewide strategy to supply cities while keeping farms in business for the next...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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