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Unemployment down slightly in July

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Unemployment dipped slightly from 9.5 percent in June to 9.3 percent in July in Mesa County, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Colorado unemployment changed little as well, with the ...


Statewide DUI crackdown to last until Sept. 4

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More than 90 law enforcement agencies and the Colorado State Patrol have filed plans to increase driving under the influence patrols now through Sept. 4, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. The patrols, some of which will ...


CMU trustees seek money for new building

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Colorado Mesa University trustees voted Friday to ask the state for $9.79 million to put toward construction of a new academic classroom building. The state’s capital construction funds have been scarce for years but Colorado Mesa ...


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GOP to Wright: Address questions

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Local Republican Party leaders called on Jared Wright to address questions about his character Friday, but they stopped short of demanding that he drop out of the race for House District 54. Those questions were first raised last month when ...


House race will lack Dee Coram

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Montrose resident Dee Coram will not challenge his GOP father, state Rep. Don Coram, the Democrat told the Montrose Daily Press on Friday. Democratic Party leaders in the county told The Daily Sentinel on Thursday that they had been trying to ...


Woman dies in collision with train

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An elderly woman died Friday when her vehicle collided with a train near the center of Paonia, local authorities said. The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was driving a 2001 Ford Minivan when it collided with the coal train, ...


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CMU breaks ground on new dorm

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Colorado Mesa University trustees, employees and boosters turned the dirt Thursday evening on the site of the university’s newest residence hall. The new residence hall on the southeast corner of Texas and Cannell avenues will be the ...


Backers: Legalizing pot would earn state $60M

By Charles Ashby

The ballot measure to legalize marijuana could generate more than $60 million a year in tax revenue, according to a new report released by backers of Amendment 64. In a 13-page report, the left-leaning Colorado Center on Law & Policy said ...


Montrose council pulls $24,000 from economic development office

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Though the Montrose City Council has moved to pull funding from the Montrose Economic Development Corp., the door could be open to restore the money. A council majority this week agreed to yank the city’s $24,000 contribution to the ...


Gas panel: Encana an ‘outstanding’ energy firm

By Duffy Hayes

Striking a balance between energy development and the environment is as important as ever in today’s political climate, and Colorado’s oil and gas regulatory agency recently recognized some of the industry leaders in this ...


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