• BizBuzz, Aug. 28

    Robert Buckley at The Giving Touch Massage Therapy School, 3145 Lakeside Drive, graduated his first class of students this week, including a hearing-impaired woman who is already treating...

  • WPX Energy brings in Piceance partner

    A major Piceance Basin player is bringing in a partner that aims to use natural gas to produce a transportation fuel. WPX Energy and Houston-based G2X announced this week they will work...

  • More housing next addition for Gateway Canyons resort

    Luxury housing is coming to Gateway Canyons Resort following a Mesa County commissioners’ vote Tuesday to allow the resort to amend its development concept plan. A 3-0 vote permitted...

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    Fruita board votes to hire city manager

    The Fruita City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to hire a North Carolina town administrator to serve as Fruita’s new city manager. Michael Bennett, 36, worked eight years for the city of...

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    Coal-mine forum set for Thursday

    A forum on a proposed coal mine in the Bookcliffs billed as informational by the sponsor, the Western Colorado Congress, is more likely intended to drum up opposition to the coal mine,...

  • Palisade puts pot sales, tax on fall ballot

    Palisade could get even more green, depending on the will of the voters. Town trustees voted Tuesday night to let voters decide during the Nov. 4 election whether they want recreational...

  • Blotter, Aug. 27, 2014

    Chase with scissors alleged An 11-year-old school boy allegedly chased two classmates with scissors after a playground argument over two pencils turned violent, the Mesa County...


  • Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year

    SYDNEY (AP) — Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.6 billion) statutory loss for the last fiscal year reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs.

  • Girls in Colombian town struck by mystery illness

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer.

  • Uruguayans can now sign up to grow pot at home

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana at home were able to register to do so Wednesday as the government launched the latest phase in its first-of-its-kind legalization program.

  • New police force sent to Mexican town near capital

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first assignment for members of a new police force created to combat crimes affecting industry, farms and businesses is Valle de Bravo, a chic resort town near Mexico City that has seen a recent spate of kidnappings, an official said Tuesday.

  • Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

    PHOENIX (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

  • Pediatric nurse charged with molesting 2-month-old

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster baby.

  • Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

  • Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A newborn girl was fighting for her life a day after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can, an act the woman's parents said Wednesday that she didn't fully comprehend.

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  • US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.

  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.

  • Report: FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in trying to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday.

  • Super PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative super PAC was forced Wednesday to edit a negative ad against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot with the broadcaster.

  • Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes were eventually scrapped.

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