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Mesa State OK’d for alcohol at events

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa State College received the go-ahead Wednesday to offer alcohol at its College Center and at three sports arenas. The license would in effect allow the college’s food and beverage vendor, Sodexo, to sell alcohol to the general ...

Bobby bashes Loma gig, too

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The man who last week canceled a free country music festival that was scheduled for later this month at the Mesa County Fairgrounds is nixing a classic rock festival that was slated for Loma later this year. “It does not fit into our ...


Riverfront Trail sections swamped

By Amy Hamilton

Rising water along the Colorado River has swamped some sections of the Colorado Riverfront Trail, closing it to bicyclists and pedestrians. Closed sections include a segment from the Blue Heron II parking lot east to the Glacier Ice Arena. ...

Guv coming to Grand Junction to sign college name-change bill

By Staff

Gov. John Hickenlooper will come to Grand Junction to sign the bill that will change Mesa State College’s name to Colorado Mesa University. The signing event will begin at 8 a.m. Monday in the College Center, and Hickenlooper is ...

Mesa Theater to reopen gradually

By Melinda Mawdsley

When Mesa Theater & Club owner David Prather closed the business in January, he advertised a summer return. Summer is almost here, and Prather plans to reopen, but he will do it on a smaller scale, at least initially. After a complete ...

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Input sought on possible bus-fare hike

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Grand Valley Transit operators are seeking the public’s input on a proposed fare hike that would boost the cost to ride the bus by 50 percent or more. The Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee, the bus service’s governing ...

Bennet walks line with energy producers

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Several western Colorado business people urged U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., to prod along some energy-related projects as well as seek to give exporters a better chance to compete internationally. Mines in western Colorado are having ...

County critical of Montrose hospital trustees

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose Memorial Hospital trustees violated open-meeting laws and performed unorthodox business procedures when they leased the hospital to a private nonprofit group last year, the Montrose County Commission said ...

Montrose County begins registration for emergency notification system

By Staff

MONTROSE — Montrose County officials are inviting the public to register online for emergency and disaster notification through an automated phone-messaging system. The county said it will use the Target Notification System to relay ...

GOP hits Tipton challenger on regulation, taxes

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Republicans greeted the entrance of state Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, to the 3rd Congressional District race by painting him as a proponent of heavy taxation and burdensome regulations. Pace, the minority leader in the Colorado House, on Tuesday ...

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