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Hamstrung fire agency eyes contract with Junction

By Paul Shockley

It was just before noon on a Friday when the call blared. A 65-year-old Whitewater woman was in need of medical attention, having an asthma attack. Racing to the scene with lights and sirens running, the responding ambulance did not come from ...


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Where’s the fire?

By Amy Hamilton

Does it make sense for multiple fire departments to coexist in one area? Is it necessary for neighboring communities to invest in similar equipment, build extra fire stations or even to pay the salaries of multiple fire chiefs? For years, ...


Case against 2 troopers to proceed, judge rules

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County judge ruled that probable cause exists to support criminal charges lodged by a grand jury against a pair of Colorado State Patrol troopers in the shooting death of a Redlands man. In a ruling released Thursday, District Judge ...


2 teenagers arrested in liquor store burglaries

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A pair of Montrose teenagers was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion they committed recent burglaries and vandalism on local liquor stores. Bryan Ashley, 19, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, theft ...


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Decorated veteran of Iraq war hurt in hit-and-run, will miss wedding day

By Amy Hamilton

This isn’t how it was supposed to be two weeks before their wedding. But after a vehicle slammed into her fiance early Sunday morning, Krisi Street may well spend her wedding day, July 2, in a hospital room beside her future husband, ...


Garden Gulch spill settlements to total $316,350

By Dennis Webb

Two companies agreed to pay $316,350 to settle enforcement actions associated with major spills of fluids from pits north of Parachute during the winter of 2007–08. Berry Petroleum consented to pay a $100,000 fine and $73,000 toward a ...


Library’s Palisade plans hit a snag

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The Mesa County Public Library District scuttled plans to relocate the Palisade branch library into a former coffee shop downtown after concluding the price tag to improve the building is too high. The library Board of Trustees voted last ...


Tipton, Colorado senators back troop withdrawal

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It’s time to begin looking at reducing the United States’ military commitment in Afghanistan, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said, opening the door to agreement with President Obama. Tipton also is in agreement with ...


Medical pot question not certified for Palisade ballot

By Charles Ashby

Petitions to get a question on the Palisade ballot this fall to ban the town’s only medical marijuana dispensary have not been certified, town officials said Wednesday. Petitions containing 187 signatures to put a question on the ballot ...


Tipton takes on Geithner over ending tax breaks

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sparred Wednesday on the Obama administration’s desire to revert to the Clinton-era tax code for high earners. Eliminating the Bush tax cuts and going back to the ...


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