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A veteran’s utopia hatches in Montrose

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Montrose would be an ideal place for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to lay down new roots. That’s the simple idea that popped into Melanie Kline’s head last year as she sat watching CBS’ “Sunday ...

of health 
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With the results of the election in the rearview mirror, Coloradans can: A) Breathe a sigh of relief that they won’t be treated to any more political health care commercials; B) Chill out knowing that health care as a political issue ...

Transit partnership idea explored via analysis exercise

By Duffy Hayes

Transit officials had a lot to talk about when huddled recently to flesh out as many issues as possible — both pro and con — surrounding a proposal to create a joint Grand Valley Transit and Greyhound bus facility ...


Veterans take Main Street in annual parade

By Paul Shockley

Nathan Sturchio otherwise blends in. An emergency medical technician for the Delta County Ambulance Service, Sturchio traded his U.S. Army camouflage for civilian clothes in 
December 2010 when he returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, ...


Two suspects jailed after I-70 meth bust

By Paul Shockley

Two people were ordered jailed on $150,000 bond each in connection with the seizure of three pounds of methamphetamine during an Interstate 70 traffic stop early Friday. Carlos Ortiz, 23, of Riverside, Calif., and Jessica Moreno, 21, of ...

State roadless rule tested in appeal against Arch Coal

By Dennis Webb

Conservation groups’ failed administrative appeal of a proposed coal mine expansion has highlighted Colorado Roadless Rule issues that could face further legal testing. The U.S. Forest Service’s regional office last week rejected ...

Sheriff dumps in-car video cameras

By Paul Shockley

Joining colleagues across town, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department last week shut down all in-car video recording systems in patrol cars, citing aging equipment and high replacement costs. The Sheriff’s Department had been the ...

BLM sticks to reduced-acreage shale plan

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management has settled on a two-thirds — as opposed to a previously proposed three-quarters — reduction in land to be made available for potential oil shale development in three Western states. The agency ...

List of Veterans Day events

By Staff

Veterans Affairs Hospital Medical Center staff will combine forces with The Wild West Falcons car club from 9—11 a.m. today (Saturday) to present a combination car show and drive through flu shot clinic. While the free flu shots are for ...

Testimony to continue on Naturita uranium mill

By Staff

Testimony continues Monday in a hearing on a proposed uranium mill near Naturita. Energy Fuels Inc. is seeking the restoration of its license to handle radioactive materials at the mill, which is to be built on 880 acres of land near ...

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