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Hispanic troupe gives audience rare treat

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Carolina Rodriguez remembers her first experience with Denver-based acting troupe Su Teatro. “It was awesome. You can go from laughing to crying in one show,” she said. Rodriguez, a member of the Mesa State College chapter of La ...

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Restoration begins on historic Ouray County building

By William Woody

COLONA —  Restoration has begun on the historic Colona School, a structure with a legacy built by the people who walked its halls for the past 94 years. In the first phase of restoration, work on the exterior doors, windows and ...

Federal agencies hinder visa process, grower says

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado’s migrant worker laws are working just fine. It’s the federal government that’s the problem, Palisade fruit grower Bruce Talbott said. So, seeing Utah legislators pass a law that does something more ...

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New store opens near campus

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The Mesa State College Bookstore has some new competition. Textbook Brokers, a 58-store chain based in the southeastern United States, opened its 1144 N. 12th St. location Monday. The spot previously housed Valley Vision Center, which ...

Police investigate man’s death after fight

By Staff

Police investigate man’s death after fight Grand Junction police are investigating a case in which a man died at local hospital after a fight. Sgt. Lonnie Chavez said Saturday he cannot confirm whether the man died because of the ...

Appeals court sides with ex-jailer in jobless benefits dispute

By Paul Shockley

Rejecting arguments from Mesa County, the Colorado Court of Appeals said in a ruling last week that a former booking technician at Mesa County Jail is entitled to unemployment benefits, despite the former employee’s dismissal from the ...


‘Bowling in Drag’ organizers celebrate gender diversity

By Amy Hamilton

Dressed in a pink plaid top cinched at the waist and Daisy Duke jean shorts, Rebecca was having a ball Saturday night bowling with friends. Rebecca, a married man who enjoys cross-dressing, was one of about 20 people who showed for a ...

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Help wanted, not amnesty

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — When Arizona approved the strictest law in the nation against illegal immigration last year, numerous conservative lawmakers in Colorado clamored to mimic what that neighboring state did. But when lawmakers in Utah, another ...

Library offered space in Palisade

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The new owner of Palisades National Bank is willing to lease the shuttered bank branch in downtown Palisade for free to the Mesa County Public Library District, an offer that could benefit the library and an area many say is sorely in need of ...

Traffic Alert, April 17, 2011

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: Interstate 70 Business Project near Mesa Mall: Hand pouring of concrete at the intersections of 24 1/2 and 24 3/4 roads will continue through Tuesday.  A machine pour ...

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