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Woman who ran meth ring gets 14 years

By Paul Shockley

When she was arrested last year, Michelle Ortiz-Ramirez seemed “relieved,” a prosecutor said Friday. “I think she’d realized she was way in over her head by that point,” Chief Deputy District Attorney Dan ...

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Affordable housing a win-win in Palisade

By Amy Hamilton

Brian Montgomery of Palisade feels he lives in one of the prettiest parts of the Grand Valley. He has brilliant views of Grand Mesa and Mount Garfield, while sprawling Riverbend Park is a short walk away. In December, Montgomery moved into ...

CSAP troubles revealed

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Despite staff training, pages of guidelines in a thick procedures manual and growing familiarity with the exam, Colorado Student Assessment Program testing doesn’t always go smoothly. Ninety-eight CSAP tests have been invalidated during ...

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Gessler puts spotlight on illegal voting

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Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler said he has turned his attention to illegal voting and intends to keep spotlighting the issue. “We have moved the needle on this debate” in the state, Gessler told about 60 people at a ...

Secretary of state dodges I-70 driver in wrong lane

By Paul Shockley

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s road trip Thursday to Grand Junction was nearly derailed by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 70. Gessler, who arrived in Grand Junction at 2:20 p.m., told The Daily Sentinel he was driving ...

Two adults, infant stranded on rock in Dolores River

By Paul Shockley

A pair of adults and an infant were rescued Thursday from a rock on the Dolores River after being stranded there nearly four hours. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said the trio, rafters who become ...

CEO: Health exchange just a start

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Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature on a bill establishing a health insurance exchange in Colorado marks the beginning of a process, not the end, the head of Rocky Mountain Health Plans said Thursday. The health exchange approved by a ...

Golf course funding up for debate

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose City Council will decide next week whether to honor an existing contract with the Black Canyon Golf Club for tens of thousands of dollars in maintenance costs. In the 1980s the city took control of the golf ...

Runway bulge from sewer line to be addressed

By William Woody

MONTROSE — On Tuesday, the Montrose City Council will hear a recommendation on the failed sewer line installation at Montrose Regional Airport. The recommendation will come from the city’s Public Works department. The ...

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Wheatley will serve monument in interim

By Staff

Michelle Wheatley, a 15-year veteran with the National Park Service, will lead Colorado National Monument until a new superintendent is appointed. Wheatley will take over on July 2, the day after Superintendent Joan Anzelmo retires. Wheatley ...

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