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Whit's End: Celebrate a sense of community in Rifle

photographer If you get to talking to people about the towns they call home, certain terms are likely to pop up. Authenticity. Sense of place. Organic. Those ideas have been key in Rifle, which positions itself as the home of real Western adventure. And though you're just as likely to hear those phr


Extra kale to be gleaned in Silt

Nearly 14,000 pounds of produce was donated to Garfield County's Gleaning Project in 2016. A vegetable farm in Silt won't be able to harvest or sell all of its curly kale, so UpRoot Colorado is stopping by Saturday to help out. The nonprofit organization is looking for volunteers to help glean the


Prospect of living by the rigs

BATTLEMENT MESA - Darrell and Ronde Settle stood Tuesday at the top of a hillside across the street from their mobile home and peered over the edge. "What a trip," Darrell Settle said. "Wow," added Ronde, as the two contemplated the idea that Ursa Resources is proposing drilling 24 natural gas wells


Precinct boundaries changing in New Castle and Carbondale

The boundaries of several voting precincts in Garfield County are being adjusted for growth prior to the 2018 caucuses. Voters in Carbondale's precincts 1 through 4, and New Castle's 14 and 15, will receive notices by mail explaining in which precinct they reside after the changes are finalized. Th


CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

(CNN) - In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the US, pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy. The new pharmacy program will also limi

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-22 14:32:48

Despite setbacks, Republicans 'still working' on health care push

(CNN) - Despite Arizona Sen. John McCain's decision to oppose the latest Republican health care plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the effort is still ongoing, GOP aides say -- at least for the moment. Multiple aides involved in the process say the focus on winning Alaska Sen. Lisa

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 23:16:38

Drones more helpful than ever in hurricane-ravaged Texas, Florida

ATLANTA (CNNMoney) - The view from the ground after a devastating hurricane is heartbreaking. The view from the sky is more revealing. Unmanned aircraft - small and large - swooped in during the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to get a glimpse of the devastation. That's why insurance compani

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 21:03:49

North Korea official to UN: Trump on a suicide mission

(CNN) - The ongoing war of words between the United States and North Korea saw several new fiery salvos Saturday, a day in which mysterious seismic activity in North Korea refueled concerns over the rogue nation's nuclear ambitions. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, speaking before the Unite

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 20:38:27

Former DNI Clapper: Intelligence assessment 'cast doubt' on Trump's victory

(CNN) - Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Friday night that the intelligence community's assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race "cast doubt" on the legitimacy of President Donald Trump's victory. "Our intelligence community assessment did, I think,

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 20:36:27

US officials frustrated about investigation into Cuba sonic attacks

HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) - Some of the 21 US diplomats believed to have been impacted by mysterious acoustic attacks in Cuba were targeted multiple times, CNN has learned from a senior US official. There were nearly 50 attacks in total, the official said. The incidents have challenged the US government's

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 20:26:20

Under Armour sticks up for athletes after Trump spars with Steph Curry

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Under Armour has picked a team, and it's siding with the athletes. The sportswear brand tweeted Saturday that it "stands by our Athletes for free speech, expression and a unified America." The tweet came just hours after President Trump said he would rescind a White House invit

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 20:21:25

North Korea minister says rocket to US mainland 'inevitable'

A North Korea minister has said that President Donald Trump's insult makes "our rocket's visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more," The Associated Press and Reuters reported Saturday. According to Reuters, the comments came from North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho at the Unite

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 19:28:28

Hurricane Maria: US East Coast warned to monitor storm

(CNN) - After clobbering Caribbean islands through the week, Hurricane Maria could bring "direct impacts" to the U.S. East Coast in the coming days. "It becoming increasingly likely that some direct impacts will occur along portions of the coast next week," the National Hurricane Center said in an a

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 18:56:51

Melania Trump to meet Prince Harry, Trudeau

(CNN) - Melania Trump is Canada-bound for her first solo foreign trip as first lady, traveling to Toronto to lead the U.S. delegation to the Invictus Games on Saturday. During a whirlwind day trip, Trump is expected to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Great Britain's Prince Harry

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 14:36:37

Earthquake strikes Oaxaca, Mexico

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, early Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was located 4 miles from Lzaro Crdenas in southern Oaxaca. USGS puts the depth at 32 kilometers. A powerful earthquake shook Central Mexico on Tuesday, turning buildings into dust and

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 13:43:43

Iran tests new ballistic missile hours after showing it off at military parade

(CNN) - Iran tested a new ballistic missile that is reportedly capable of carrying multiple warheads, the nation's state-run broadcaster announced Saturday. Iran unveiled the ballistic missile Friday at a military parade in Tehran and successfully tested it the same day, Press TV reported. It said I

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 07:56:39

Prosecutors asking for 2-year prison sentence for Anthony Weiner

NEW YORK (CNN) - With Anthony Weiner's sentencing set for Monday, the big question is: Will he go to prison? In their sentencing memorandum prosecutors are seeking 21-27 months imprisonment for Wiener, the former US congressman and estranged husband of Hillary Clinton's former adviser Huma Abedin. P

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 07:21:26

From dotard to Goliath, world reacts to Trump

NEW YORK (CNN) - A giant gold Goliath. Mentally deranged. A pusher of pipe dreams. World leaders pulled out the stops, and perhaps a thesaurus or two, to review President Donald Trump's first appearance at the UN General Assembly, the multi-day pageant of meetings known as the Super Bowl of Diplomac

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 06:56:42

Michigan ACLU alleges state bias against same-sex foster, adoptive couples

(CNN) - The Michigan ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday on behalf of two same-sex couples who allege discrimination when they sought to foster and adopt children. The lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services argues that state-contracted, taxpayer-funded child

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 18:16:36

Trump gives 'final warning' on North Korea trade. What comes next?

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) - The high-stakes standoff between the U.S., China and North Korea is heating up. President Trump on Thursday gave the Treasury Department more power than ever to punish people and businesses who trade with North Korea. The big questions are how and when it will be used. "They c

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-09-23 05:41:47