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Ambulance contract will be up for bid, council says

By Amy Hamilton

A contract for ambulance services held by the city of Grand Junction will be put out for bid. The current contract, which is handled by the Grand Junction Fire Department, was awarded on a five-year basis and that contract expires in June. The ...


College worker says state personnel rules provide safeguards

By Charles Ashby

Mesa State College President Tim Foster and other workers at the four-year school want out of the state personnel system, but not everyone at the school agrees it’s a good idea. While Foster and one member of a group that represents ...


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Riverside neighborhood has gotten worse, speaker says

By Emily Shockley

Martin Luther King Jr. may have led a march toward equality, but there are more steps to take before that goal is reached. That was the message Steven Enos-Martinez, a Redlands Middle School Leadership for Education, Achievement and ...


High-end eateries stung in liquor enforcement check

By Staff

Ten Mesa County businesses, including a couple high-end restaurants, received summonses for selling alcohol to minors during compliance checks by police over the weekend, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Police accompanied ...


Medical bill adds up for suspect in Rifle shootout

By Dennis Webb

Taxpayers are paying nearly $1,000 a day for the health care of a Garfield County Jail inmate who was arrested after he was wounded in a shootout with Rifle police. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said care for Phillip Amonette is ...


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New Health Department director wants to fill gaps in county services

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Jeff Kuhr was responsible for building the Three Rivers Public Health Department in Fremont, Neb., from the ground up — literally. Until the multibillion-dollar national tobacco settlement of 1998, there was no public health coverage in ...


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Bidders flock to auctions at storage lockers

By Amy Hamilton

Missing was much of the swagger, the trash-talking and the endless cache of high-end treasures buried in storage lockers as seen on the California-based reality television show, “Storage Wars.” But bidders at a recent storage ...


GarCo: Gas rules not tough enough

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County has told the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in a legal filing that its new rules “fail entirely” to address cumulative effects on the public of increasing the density of natural gas development. The ...


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Learning skills, friendships benefit from tutor program

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

When Terry Farina and Dylan Bogart began meeting for their weekly tutoring sessions, neither of them knew their friendship would develop beyond reading. Farina told Dylan about the places he had traveled in the world, and Dylan acquainted him ...


Roan Plateau drilling projection shouldn’t be considered in suit, company says

By Dennis Webb

A company that has said it could drill as many as 3,200 wells on top of the Roan Plateau is contending the projection is merely conceptual, irrelevant to an ongoing lawsuit and shouldn’t be considered by a judge. Bill Barrett Corp. ...


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