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Mesa County unemployment 8.1 percent

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At 8.1 percent, Mesa County’s unemployment rate reached its lowest point since February 2009 this September, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Just like the county, Colorado added ...

Avalon design process whizzing along

By Lory Pounder

The Avalon Theatre addition and renovation project is moving through the design phase with all of the core and half of the total scope completed, officials reported to the Grand Junction City Council this week. Council members approved the ...

Monument nixes relays during Rim Rock Marathon

By Charles Ashby

This year’s US Bank Rim Rock Marathon will require all runners to go the 26.2-mile distance. That’s because managers with Colorado National Monument won’t allow race officials to include half-
marathon relay runners ...


More D51 graduates choose Colorado colleges

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School District 51’s graduating class of 2011 bucked a statewide trend by sending more students than the class of 2010 to Colorado colleges and universities, according to a recently released Colorado Department of Higher Education ...

’13 Fruita budget 
includes $3.5M 
in capital projects

By Duffy Hayes

The budget proposed by the city of Fruita for 2013 includes a spate of new capital projects, totalling more than $3.5 million. If completed as planned, there should be marked improvements along one of the city’s busiest roadways and ...


Pink pumpkins benefit cancer research

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Halloween revelers can carve for a cure this year with pink pumpkins. The Rocky Ford-based Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation sold pink pumpkin seeds this year with the condition that growers return proceeds from sales of the specialty pumpkins to ...

Montrose Hospital decision upheld

By Staff

The Colorado Court of Appeals decided Thursday to uphold a district court ruling affirming Montrose Memorial Hospital’s ability to lease the public hospital to a private nonprofit. The hospital’s board of trustees voted two years ...


Road machine rolls over student art in printmaking process

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The students stood in two parallel rows holding down layers of cloth with their body weight protecting their art, carefully stepping back before a heavy road roller came close to crushing their toes. “Here we go,” one student ...

Fake space rock peddler guilty on three counts

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury late Thursday returned guilty verdicts against a Montrose man charged with selling fake meteorites, whose work has also drawn the attention of the Colorado Attorney General’s office. Steven Curry, 59, who argued he ...


Science kits help D51 kids get hands-on

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A partnership between School District 51 and the John McConnell Math & Science Center of Western Colorado is helping local elementary students get in touch with science. Literally. The center will spend $47,000 to $48,000 this year ...

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