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Ritter takes CSU job to develop new energy

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter will have a new job when he leaves office next week. Though the governor had fielded numerous “lucrative” offers from several state and national law firms and private foundations, the Democrat has decided to stick ...

Montrose experiments with moving workers to 4-day week

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Beginning March 14, employees with the city of Montrose will be switching over from a traditional five-day work week to a four-day work schedule in an effort to boost efficiency between the city government and its ...

Salazar takes job as state’s new ag leader

By Charles Ashby

Former U.S. Rep. John Salazar will take the job as agriculture commissioner when Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper takes office next week. At the same time, Mike King, the Montrose native who took over as head of the Colorado Department of Natural ...

Measles exposure in Mesa County

By Staff

Anyone who dined at the Olive Garden near Mesa Mall between 6:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 28 may have been exposed to measles. People at the restaurant at that time showing symptoms of the highly contagious disease are encouraged to contact their ...

Pipes burst, water damages college center

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Burst water pipes in the new Mesa State College Center doused several rooms on the west side of the building this weekend. A reason has not been determined for why and how the pipes froze and broke, college spokeswoman Dana Nunn said. The ...

Fruita allows property owner to add horses to pasture

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A Fruita landowner can keep additional horses on his property under a conditional-use permit protested by some neighbors but approved by the Fruita City Council Tuesday night. Council members voted 4-2 to grant the permit to Cory Potter, who ...

Chamber: City takeover of golf course grills bad for business

By Amy Hamilton

A recommendation by the city of Grand Junction that it take over a food contract from a private business owner got some push-back Tuesday from the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. At tonight’s Grand Junction City Council ...

Schools’ anti-bullying program takes hold

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Reports of bullying have declined at the high school level in School District 51. But that may not be because less bullying is occurring. Thirty-eight incidents of bullying were reported in District 51 high schools in the first semester of ...


Gyms among those who can thrive in January

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Nearly every business dedicated to retail, groceries, travel or battling winter weather enjoys a profitable fourth quarter. But a select few wait until the holidays have wrapped to celebrate booming business. Gyms welcome hordes of newcomers ...

Gradual phase-in eyed for immigrant fingerprinting

By Charles Ashby

Colorado will participate in a controversial program designed to nab the most dangerous illegal immigrants, but don’t expect local law enforcement agencies in the region to be using it just yet. That’s because the federal ...

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