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081711 Glade Park School 2

Glade Park saves its school

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It took two years of land negotiations, community meetings, research and pleading with School District 51 Board of Education members to get a school on Glade Park for the first time in 38 years. Then, less than two years after the ...

Official says Commissioner White spoke in late 2008 of selling Montrose Hospital

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A former Montrose County commissioner said he had a conversation with current Commissioner David White in late 2008, during which White spoke of plans to sell the Montrose Memorial Hospital and fire its CEO. Former ...

250 wild horses near Meeker to be relocated

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management is planning to gather more wild horses for relocation next month, this time from a herd near Meeker. From Sept. 20 until the end of the month, workers will gather nearly 250 wild horses in the 190,000-acre ...

Shell Oil ends legal challenge over shale deals

By Dennis Webb

Shell Oil Co. doesn’t plan to appeal to a higher court after failing to convince a judge earlier this year to reconsider the cases of two oil shale lawsuits after settlements. Shell has contended the settlements between conservation ...

082011 Backpacks Blessing

Area pastors send youth off to school with blessed backpacks

By Rachel Sauer

On Wednesday morning, kids will roll from bed earlier than the day before, yellow buses will rumble through sleepy neighborhoods, and pristine backpacks will get filled with shiny supplies. The first day of a new school year is a familiar ...

CMU Pave parkinglot 081911

University bustling with building activity

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Colorado Mesa University changed more than just its name this summer. Students returning to campus this weekend will notice a new residence hall, Bunting Avenue Student Housing, is open after a year of construction, as is a newly renovated ...

Fires expected to die down this weekend

By Staff

A pair of wildfires burning near Norwood are expected to decrease over the weekend as incoming moisture is expected to prevent growth and change fuel conditions. The Big A Fire, estimated at 980 acres, and the Jeep Fire, approximately 425 ...

Jobless rate for July at 10% locally

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At 10 percent, Mesa County had the eighth-highest unemployment rate in July among Colorado’s 64 counties. That’s 1.5 percentage points higher than Colorado’s unemployment rate, which dropped three-tenths of a percentage ...

Doctors accused in deaths want hearings in Denver

By Paul Shockley

Two former western Colorado doctors accused in the deaths of four patients want a judge to move their next court appearances from Grand Junction to Denver, arguing it would be more convenient for them and their attorneys, according to motions ...

County wants to outsource more services

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Mesa County commissioners, particularly Janet Rowland and Craig Meis, occasionally speak of their desire to see the county run more like a business. The board now is seeing to it that the private sector has a greater chance to run some ...

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