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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 ...

Montrose runway fix coming soon

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A fix for the damage caused last week to part of a Montrose Regional Airport runway is due by the end of the week, the Montrose City Council was told Tuesday night. Contractors were using a hydro-fracturing technique to drill ...

Two District 51 libraries get $5K each from Laura Bush Foundation

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Libraries at Bookcliff Middle School and Grand Mesa Middle School will receive $5,000 apiece next year from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. Bookcliff librarian Andrea Wiltse said she plans to spend the check on ...

Collbran schools will stay on 4-day week

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Another year of budget cuts ensured Plateau Valley School District 50 will spend a second year on a four-day-week calendar. Even if state reductions and other cuts hadn’t sliced $222,000 out of the district’s total budget ...

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