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Montrose man, 86, dies from burns in house fire

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An elderly Montrose man who was severely burned in a fire at his home Sunday died early Monday morning, authorities said. Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield said 86-year-old Richard Swyhart died in a burn unit at the University of ...


Student of the Week: Hannah Tredway, PHS senior

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Name: Hannah Tredway School: Palisade High School GPA: 4.3 After-school activities: Tutoring, softball. Favorite book: “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. Favorite TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy.” Favorite Web ...


Area births and marriages, through Jan. 6, 2010

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— Births Delta County Memorial Hospital: Sara Westin, Paonia, a son, Dec. 12. Chris and Meryn Harris, Cedaredge, a daughter, Dec. 22. Larry and Chelsea Witte, Montrose, a daughter, Dec. 23. Justin and Brittni Norton, Delta, a son, ...


State readies drilling plan for Rio Blanco nuclear site

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State regulators are preparing a plan for dealing with natural gas development near a Rio Blanco County underground nuclear blast site. Dave Neslin, director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, said the state has received a ...


Man accused of kidnapping, burglary in domestic cases

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A Clifton man on parole was advised Monday he could face felony domestic-violence charges in connection with allegations that he terrorized two women in the past six months. Authorities say Randy Salazar, 20, broke into one woman’s home ...


Agreement allows county to finish trail under 32 Road

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The Mesa County Commission on Monday signed a contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation that will allow the county to build another link in the Colorado Riverfront Trail, underneath 32 Road. The contract gives the county the ...


Smoker ignites his oxygen tank

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A Montrose man suffered severe burns across 30 to 40 percent of his body and was flown to a Denver hospital Sunday after he sparked a fire at his home while smoking and using oxygen, authorities said. The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. at ...


Victim identified from fatal blaze at Fruitvale home

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The man who died in a Fruitvale house fire early Saturday was identified Sunday as 45-year-old Bruce Wayne Staats. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy on Staats, ruling his death an accident and confirming he died from ...


Fruita officials will put dollars into solar energy at new center

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The city of Fruita plans to install a solar energy system in its new community center, a move to go green that city officials hope will also save it some green in the long run. City officials are sorting through 11 bids they received from ...


Half of county’s elected officials return their pay

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Half of Mesa County’s elected officials say they chose to join roughly 1,000 other furloughed county employees and give back two days’ worth of pay, even though it wasn’t required. Confronted by plummeting sales-tax ...


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