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Palisade home to high and dry builder of boats

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Being landlocked between peach trees and desert doesn’t stop Jim Thayer from building boats strong enough to sail the ocean’s currents. “This is a terrible place to be building boats, but I like it here,” Thayer said ...


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Fugitive killer to be sent back to Florida

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The escaped murderer who was living in Montrose County until his arrest last week has been approved by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper for extradition to Florida. But not before he faces a local charge, a judge ruled ...


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Photos released for crime spree suspects

By Paul Shockley

California authorities Thursday released photos of two men wanted for questioning in the slaying of two people last month in the San Francisco Bay Area in addition to being wanted on murder warrants in Grand Junction. Jaime Cardenas, 19, and ...


DA: 70 firearms found in home of meth suspect

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A Montrose County man arrested last month and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute could be charged with multiple gun charges, a deputy district attorney said Thursday. David Daley, 55, was ...


Judge in hospital ruling got 90% performance rating

By William Woody

A Montrose County commissioner’s view of a local judge’s expertise is not shared by the people who rate the state’s judges. Seventh Judicial District Judge Jeff Herron ruled last week the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board ...


OLIVA Luis

Victim of Fruitvale slaying identified

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday identified a man whose body was found at a Fruitvale apartment where he lived. Luis Alberto Vazquez Oliva, 27, was commonly known as “Alberto” or “Beto,” the ...


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New owner: Powderhorn will be open this season

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The new owner of Powderhorn Ski Resort said Thursday he plans to open the resort this ski season. Former Vail Resorts Inc. President Andy Daly, who currently serves on the Vail Town Council, purchased the resort and its assets for $577,500 at ...


Board taking input on legislative maps

By Staff

The 11-member Colorado Reapportionment Commission will be in Montrose and Grand Junction on Saturday to take public comments on two proposed maps for the state Legislature. The hearings, two of 25 the commission is holding statewide, are ...


Forest Service: Sawmills allowed to redo contracts

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it will allow Colorado sawmills the option to renegotiate or cancel existing timber contracts as a way to stimulate the industry and reduce beetle kill. With few details provided by the ...


Tipton will be in region today; Udall makes rounds next week

By Staff

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton will be in the region today and next week. Tipton, the Republican who represents the 3rd Congressional District, will discuss the goings-on in Washington at a town hall meeting at 5:30 tonight ...


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