Nepalese Student Association hosting Nepal benefit today

The Nepalese Student Association at the University of Colorado at  Boulder is using tonight’s previously planned cultural event to raise money for victims of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal. More than 2,500 people have been confirmed dead in the massive earthquake. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. in CU’s Glenn Miller Ballroom and will include  a […]

Colorado climbers wait on Everest as aftershocks continue

Colorado climbers remain on Everest as rescue efforts continue after a massive earthquake killed more than 2,800 people in Nepal and Asia. The death toll reportedly includes Denver-born filmmaker Tom Taplin. Colorado climbers Jim Davidson, Alan Arnette, Charley Mace, Jon Kedrowski, Ryan Waters, Matt Moniz, Kim Hess and Dave Elmore are all safe. Davidson, Arnette […]

Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500

Click photo to enlarge KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster. Reports received so far by aid groups suggest […]

Senators vow to finish Aurora VA hospital, but are unsure where money will come from

Kevin Lindsey, project executive with the VA in charge of the Aurora project, gives an overview of the 31-acre site where the hospital is under construction. Related Slideshow Gallery: Aurora VA hospital construction tour Molly Armbrister Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Real Deals blog Senators descended on Aurora Friday to conduct a […]

Customer-loyalty firm FiveStars opening Denver office

A look at FiveStars’ office space at Battery621. The San Francisco company is planning to hire about 100 people in Denver this year. Ed Sealover Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Capitol Business blog FiveStars Loyalty Inc., a quickly growing customer-loyalty and marketing-automation firm, is opening a Denver office and planning […]

Colorado oil and gas task force recommendations are part of state’s $26 million budget

The oil rig near Highway 119 and County Road 22 in Weld County. Cathy Proctor Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Facebook  |  Twitter Elements of the nine recommendations put forward by the 21-member oil and gas task force created by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, aimed at calming the controversy over drilling rigs working in […]

Treasures hide inside the faint Coma Berenices

What it lacks in bright stars, Coma Berenices makes up for in interesting telescope targets. It is home to eight Messier objects. M53 is a globular cluster very close to one of the brighter stars in the constellation, so relatively easy to find in a telescope. M64, the Black Eye galaxy, is near the center […]

Sorry, but your apartment rent is going up again this year

Now, even with a surge in apartment construction, rents are projected to rise yet another 3.3 percent this year, to an average $1,161, according to Reis. While that’s slower than last year’s 3.6 percent increase, the broader upward trend isn’t going away. Article source: http://durangoherald.com/article/20150426/NEWS04/150429777&source=RSS

Rec district briefs: upcoming registration dates and schedules

Click photo to enlarge 2015 Adult Co-ed Softball League The EVRPD will begin registration for Adult Co-Rec Softball Monday April 27, 2015. Registration will continue through Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The league will be limited to the first 6 teams that register and pay the team fee. It may be expanded to 8 dependent on […]

Estes Park makes three prominent destination lists

Estes Park is getting a lot of love from the national media these days. The town has been cited prominently on several lists: The Smithsonian Magazine’s Best Small Towns, Trip Advisor’s 13 Hidden Gems, and Coupons Daily’s 10 Affordable Honeymoon Destinations. Estes Park was listed the No. 3 Best Small Town by the Smithsonian Magazine. […]

New family/consumer science extension agent in Morgan County

Jennifer Cooney is the new family and consumer science Colorado State University Extension agent in Morgan County. She started her CSU Extension career on April 20. Cooney was born and raised in Colorado and is a proud CSU alumni, according to a news release. She earned her bachelor of science degree in health and exercise […]

Jessica Perez takes People’s Choice Award

The votes were counted, and the community agreed with the judges: Jessica Perez’s pencil drawing of late singer Amy Winehouse truly was the “Best of the Best.” Perez also took Best in Show at the annual ‘Best of the Best’ Student Art Show, as decided by Katie Barron, Morgan Community College marketing director; Ann Iungerich, […]

‘Power of Children’ exhibit opens today

Click photo to enlarge The wait is over for Fort Morgan Museum’s chance to be the first museum in the country to host a national exhibit, according to Museum Curator Brian Mack. “The Power of Children: Making a Difference” opens today at 9 a.m. in the Lower Level Gallery at Fort Morgan Library Museum, 414 […]

Battling the elements

SHARE Battling the elements Rain, cold make winning Maverick Classic more rewarding Riders in the Men’s Pro 1, 2 race on Sunday brave the elements as they ride up Purdy Mesa Road in a heavy rain during the Maverick Classic Road Race. Cyclists in the Collegiate Men’s A race Sunday in the Maverick Classic Road […]

CMU lacrosse results, April 26, 2015

SHARE CMU lacrosse results, April 26, 2015 By Staff Sunday, April 26, 2015 Colorado Mesa 14, Adams State 11 Women Sunday at Walker Field Halftime Score: 7-6, Adams State. Goals: ASU — Stace 3, Hammer 3, Cheda 2, Barfield 2, Jones; CMU — Eickhoff 5, Cook 3, Furrow 2, Lyall, Lange, Kopchik, Beaton. Assists: ASU […]

Eickhoff carries CMU to playoffs with late goals

SHARE Eickhoff carries CMU to playoffs with late goals Jessica Cook of Colorado Mesa University, left, shoots and scores between two Adams State defenders Sunday afternoon at CMU’s Walker Field. The Mavericks won 14-11 to claim the final berth in the RMAC playoffs. By Matt Meyer Sunday, April 26, 2015 Win and you’re in. The […]

A street-smart chicken for your backyard

There are many ways backyard hens can die. If you raise them long enough, you’ll see your share. But buff Orpington chickens tend to be survivors.   My first clue to their talent for living came when a Siberian husky sneaked into my backyard. A more efficient chicken-killing machine does not exist. The wolfish canine […]

Utah’s "Grand Bargain" for public lands enters phase three

Bishop pushes what may be the West’s biggest reshuffle of the land checkerboard.   In February 2013, Ashley Korenblat got a letter in the mail from Rep. Rob Bishop, a Utah Republican known as one of the nation’s biggest opponents of new wilderness designations and other public land protections. At the time, Bishop and the […]

State, County experience H3C glitch

After a one week break, the Prowers County Commissioners were back at work Tuesday, April 21, reviewing details of the next contract for the Hotline County Connection Center “H3C.” The commissioners have concerns about the draft agreement, County Administrator Jo Dorenkamp said, which included one piece of the agreement that gives the state the right […]

Students participate in Colorado fair

Click photo to enlarge Lamar Community College wishes to congratulate all of the Southeast Region Grade 6-12 students that participated in the 60th Annual Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF). The event was held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins on April 9, 10 and 11. The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair promotes opportunities […]

Concert Association finishes strong

The Southeast Colorado Concert Association wrapped up its 2014-2015 concert season April 21, but people still have time to pick up season tickets before the prices increase May 1. Adult tickets cost $40, $15 for students and $85 is for the whole family, but the offer will end soon. The crowd was treated to a […]

Rollover crash sends three to the hospital, one with serious injuries

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The crash occurred at around 3:00 p.m. and involved two women and a young child. According to Trooper Dan Chermok with the Colorado State Patrol the car went off the road, over-corrected, and rolled completely over – landing on its wheels around the 33 Road overpass on I-70 in Clifton. Trooper Chermok […]

Montrose is one step closer to having a rec center, community celebrates groundbreaking ceremony

Montrose, COLO. Hundreds gathered to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Community Recreation Center that’s set to open in the fall of 2016. The Montrose Recreation District has been around for almost 60 years, but they’ve never had a recreation center. That’s about to change come fall 2016. The celebration for the groundbreaking […]

Montrose Daily Press: Person dies during police contact in Olathe

MONTROSE, Colo. (Montrose Daily Press) One person died early Saturday during a police contact in Olathe. It does not appear that deadly force was used by the officers, District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller said. “An individual is deceased after contact with law enforcement. There are a lot of unknowns at this time,” he said. For more […]

RedTail Coffee celebrates its first year

With their first year anniversary coming up in May, RedTail Coffee continues to grow and strive towards bettering the community by creating awareness of homelessness. Seth and Kelly Kelley, owners of RedTail Coffee, partnered with the RedTail Ponds development, housing for homeless and low-income individuals, to focus on providing job and training opportunities to the […]

Denver: Fashion’s rising star in the west

The 2015 Denver Fashion Weekend will be April 29 to May 3. Photo by Camille Breslin, courtesy of 303 Magazine. We often associate fashion with an urban mecca like Los Angeles or New York City, not Denver. However, more recently, Denver has been growing stronger as a fashion hub and gaining recognition in the industry. […]

Existential Octopus Ep. I: The Beginning of Being

Episode I Welcome to the debut episode of the “Existential Octopus,” a podcast that explores spirituality and all aspects of the human experience. In this episode, host Sean Stuart and guest Luc Freiburg discuss confronting biases, the personal nature of religion, and opening up to all expressions of life. Links from this episode: Tao Te […]

Our view: Economic turbulence ahead

The news this week that Yampa Valley Regional Airport faces a decade of financial austerity attributable to dwindling numbers of year-around passengers at the airport in Hayden should not have come as a surprise. Steamboat Today reported in October 2014 that revenues at the county-operated airport had dropped precipitously in the preceding five years, to […]