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Rockies beat Phillies 4-1 for 6th win in 7 games
Rockies beat Phillies 4-1 for 6th win in 7 games

April 21, 2019

DENVER — Jon Gray found a way to dispense with all the traffic on the bases. Pitching out of trouble when he had to, Gray threw six scoreless innings, Tony Wolters had a two-run double...


On the Fly column: The caddis are coming
On the Fly column: The caddis are coming

April 21, 2019

The lower Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers are starting to make the switch from blue winged olives to caddis hatches. The first few days of the hatch are always interesting; it takes the fish a...


Menconi column: Climate delayers are climate deniers
Menconi column: Climate delayers are climate deniers

April 21, 2019

Are you feeling a little more than pissed that so much said and written about climate change is about the problem but not the solution? I am. How big is the problem? From the International...



Doctor’s Tip: Immunizations are safe and important
Doctor’s Tip: Immunizations are safe and important

April 21, 2019

The original version of this column ran in the PI on Nov. 14, 2017. Recently, immunizations and lack thereof have been in the news. Nicolette Toussaint recently wrote a column in the Sopris Sun about...


Mountain Family column: May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mountain Family column: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

April 21, 2019

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally. It’s important to pay attention to both your...




Upper South Canyon trails remain closed due to mud
Upper South Canyon trails remain closed due to mud

April 21, 2019

Biking and hiking trails in the Coal Camp area of upper South Canyon will remain closed through this month, and possibly longer, due to the still-melting snow and muddy conditions. The lower trails, nearest the...



Colorado inspections at oil and gas sites showing results
Colorado inspections at oil and gas sites showing results

April 21, 2019

DACONO, Colo. (AP) — State health inspectors equipped with infrared cameras dropped in unannounced on about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic gas...


Phillies get HRs from Harper, McCutchen to beat Rockies 8-5
Phillies get HRs from Harper, McCutchen to beat Rockies 8-5

April 20, 2019

DENVER — Phil Gosselin grew up winning imaginary games for the Philadelphia Phillies. When his chance came as a major leaguer, the hometown kid came through. Gosselin hit a three-run double that put Philadelphia ahead...


Bears, Demons baseball splits in rivalry matchup
Bears, Demons baseball splits in rivalry matchup

April 20, 2019

When the Rifle Bears and Glenwood Springs Demons baseball teams face off in 4A Western Slope League play, there’s no telling what’s going to happen. Matching up Saturday at Cooper Field in Rifle for a...



Nuggets beat Spurs 117-103 to tie series at 2-2
Nuggets beat Spurs 117-103 to tie series at 2-2

April 20, 2019

SAN ANTONIO — Denver coach Mike Malone wanted more passion, fire and emotion. The young Nuggets responded. Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray added 24 points and Denver beat the San...




Parker column: It is finished
Parker column: It is finished

April 20, 2019

WASHINGTON — Good Friday provided the language for a week that began with the terrible fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and ended with the long-awaited Mueller report: Jesus’ final words before perishing on the cross:...


Shannon column: The Trump appointee who believed Trump
Shannon column: The Trump appointee who believed Trump

April 20, 2019

The suggestion that the Trump administration release illegal aliens in sanctuary cities was the inspiration of Deputy White House Policy Coordinator May Davis. Broaching this idea indicates that Davis is either very courageous or never...