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Mesa State expanding student housing

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Just weeks before the scheduled completion this summer of a residence hall on Bunting Avenue, Mesa State College trustees decided Monday to add another 182 beds to its ever-expanding roster of student housing complexes. The college’s ...


State economy stirs in some sectors

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s economy continued to show signs of improvement so far this year thanks to a boost in tourism, a robust agricultural market and some recovery in the energy industry, state economists said Monday. Nonfarm employment in the ...


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Robbery on rails revealed

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — The details of a failed train robbery 107 years ago in Parachute so captivated the late Jack Roberts that it took the artist three oil paintings rather than one to adequately convey it. Those depictions — which had ...


County backs TABOR with resolution

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The Mesa County Commission on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, standing up against a federal lawsuit challenging the amendment’s constitutionality. A bipartisan group of current and ...


Summer arrives today, but not before a final word from winter

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The first day of summer didn’t arrive today without a final blast of winter in Colorado, as several inches of snow fell at the highest elevations in the mountains and a chillier-than-usual Grand Junction set rainfall and low-temperature ...


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Student-athlete’s drowning stuns Palisade community

By Melinda Mawdsley

Hardworking and unassuming, Palisade’s Gabriel Hellmann was the type of student whom teachers loved and coaches adored, those who worked with Hellmann said Sunday. Hellmann, who also went by “Gabe,” drowned Saturday in a ...


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Vehicle smacks pedestrian; driver sought

By Melinda Mawdsley

Authorities were looking for the driver of a vehicle that hit and seriously injured a pedestrian early Sunday morning near 3182 E Road. Around 4:25 a.m., Keith O. Gustad, 30, Clifton, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital after he was hit by ...


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1940s deco look recaptured on Houston Hall

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Mesa State College students and faculty returning to campus in August will notice modern touches blended with hints of history inside the newly renovated Houston Hall. It’s not the oldest building on campus. That honor belongs to Albers ...


City policy curbs social networking while online

By Amy Hamilton

Your mood of the moment. Personal opinions that go against your better judgment. A compromising photo of yourself. In the age of online social- networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, information gets launched into cyberspace ...


DA pushing to get low-risk offenders out of system

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County prosecutors last week were optimistic about prospects for funding of a $340,000 proposal that would remove up to 200 adult felony cases annually from the justice system, largely in favor of treatment. Their optimism remains ...


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