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How risk from ozone is measured

By Dennis Webb

Recent ozone alerts in Rio Blanco County were based on forecasts that ozone could reach an average of 75 parts per billion (ppb) over an eight-hour period. That same threshold is used to determine when regions must take steps to reduce ozone ...

Last chance to speak up on economy

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Residents have through today to submit their ideas for improving and growing the economy within Montrose County by completing an 11-question online survey. The survey results will be combined with development plans from the ...

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Montrose river corridor plan nears city approval

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Uncompahgre Riverway Master Plan, which aims to develop a 10-mile stretch of the Uncompahgre River with walking trails, a kayak park and other amenities in an effort to connect residents with nature, could receive city ...

Hickenlooper gets bill that requires note of pregnancy on death certificate

By Charles Ashby

A bill that would require death certificates of women to note whether she was pregnant was sent to the governor’s desk Wednesday. The measure, introduced by Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, is designed to track whether Colorado is ...

Hickenlooper puts Palisade man on State Agricultural Commission

By Staff

Gov. John Hickenlooper named a Palisade man to the State Agricultural Commission on Wednesday. Thomas K. Cameron, a Democrat, will represent the state’s fourth agricultural district. His term will expire March 1, 2015. The nine-member ...

Mesa State kicks off $5.7 million campaign

By Emily Shockley

Mesa State College’s latest fundraising campaign already has collected more than $2.9 million in a bid to get $5.7 million for various campus departments. The Legacy Campaign was launched in January, but campaign co-chairmen Herb Bacon ...

Stowaway arrested after calling 911 to stop train-top ride

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita man was arrested in Glenwood Springs after calling authorities from atop an eastbound freight train out of Grand Junction and asking for help getting off the train. James Frank Salazar, 40, phoned Garfield County 911 dispatchers ...

Experts: Nuclear plant risk is low

By Dennis Webb

Despite the crisis in Japan, Glenwood Springs resident and former nuclear engineer Eric Kuhn says he doesn’t lose sleep over the prospect of a nuclear plant being built in eastern Utah, and he thinks the risk it would pose to places ...

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Raid forces family from home

By William Woody

MONTROSE — For the Dunagan family, last week’s Montrose police raid of the Sunshine Peak Apartments not only ended the three-day manhunt for homicide suspect Ryan Peterson, it forced the family to relocate from their damaged ...

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Carbondale cop takes own life near school

By Dennis Webb

A man who died of an apparent suicide near a Carbondale elementary school Monday night was a police officer for the town. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said Nino Santiago Sr. died of a what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound ...

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