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Private-sector, financial skills sought in county manager

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With Mesa County’s unemployment rate hovering around 11 percent, two of the county’s three commissioners say it’s important for the county’s next administrator to possess strong financial skills and be able to partner ...

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Gas stations pump up sales of food products to stay open

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Rocky Mountain C Stores President Gary Dean sees the future of gas stations in his plans to include a drive-through window for Wienerschnitzel products at his 333 N. First St. store. The store plans to serve Tastee Freez ice cream treats and ...

State higher-education system not sustainable, director says

By Charles Ashby

The state’s higher-education system is not financially sustainable, says one of the state’s chief educators. For the past few decades, requirements on how much money the state can collect and what it must spend it on have resulted ...

Holocaust Awareness Weeks events begin today at Mesa State

By Staff

Events for the annual Mesa State College commemoration of National Holocaust Awareness Weeks begin today with the dedication of the Field of Flags Display at 11 a.m. Each color of flag in the display represents a group of people killed during ...

040411 3A Bears awake

Bear facts of spring: food, conflict with humans

By Dennis Webb

With Colorado’s bears rousing from their winter slumber, the Colorado Division of Wildlife wants to reawaken residents to the fact that humans’ food can lead to conflicts with the animals. Those conflicts can be dangerous to ...

Vandals hit dozens of vehicles in Pear Park

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At least three dozen vehicles were damaged Friday night or early Saturday in Pear Park, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Most of the cars were parked in a three-square-mile area between 30 and 32 roads and D and E ...

State higher-education funding a ‘long-term’ problem

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The state is likely to pour 23 percent less cash into Mesa State College this fall than it did two years ago. A projected net gain of 1,773 students, a 4.7 to 6 percent proposed tuition increase and a 3.2 percent room-and-board rate increase ...

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Cost a factor when seniors pick schools

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Grand Junction High School senior Carson Laudadio is waiting for a letter to tell him where he’ll go to college in the fall. That weighty piece of mail is a financial-aid award package from the University of Colorado at Boulder. ...

Doubts on wild lands at Club 20

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A push to recognize wild lands on federal property in the West met rocky skepticism as pointed as a red-stone spire Saturday at the Club 20 spring meeting. Only about 16 million of the 256 million acres managed by the Bureau of Land ...

3 fire stations respond to out-of-control burn

By Staff

Firefighting crews from around the Grand Valley were called to extinguish a controlled burn that raged out of control in Clifton. The blaze started on land south of 3447 Grand Valley Canal Drive and burned down to the Colorado River. Police ...

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