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Trustees give their side of Montrose hospital controversy

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees defined at length Tuesday night the provisions within a new operating lease agreement that has put the board at odds with the Montrose County Commission. Trustee William ...

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Couple wins energy-saving help

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Bob and Ruth Michels were overjoyed to hear their home was the first in Grand Junction to be selected for a $10,000 energy makeover from Xcel Energy. “I never get picked for anything, except maybe jury duty,” Ruth Michels said ...

‘Thuggish tactics’ remark upsets some school bus drivers in labor dispute

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School bus driver Traci Kelley says she’ll pay union dues, but definitely doesn’t want to be a Teamster — or a member of any other union. Sheron McCampbell says she is a proud union member and is no union thug. McCampbell ...

Authorities investigate death of 2-year-old

By Paul Shockley

Authorities in Delta County are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy. The boy, identified by the Delta County Sheriff’s Department as the son of Ashley Dorsch, died Saturday at Delta County Memorial Hospital, the sheriff’s ...

Water there to start oil shale work, GAO says

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It’s likely that the nation’s oil shale states have enough water to start an energy industry based on the rock, but it would soon have to compete with downstream demands, including those of cities and towns, and endangered fish, a ...

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Glade Park waits for new post office

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What might be one of the more scenic post office locations in the country sits unoccupied on the windswept flats of Glade Park. The U.S. Postal Service says a carefully constructed pad that now gets occasional emergency use as a helipad will ...

County approves equestrian improvements at fairgrounds

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One of the oldest and most-used areas of the Mesa County Fairgrounds will soon receive a renovation that county officials say will add updated amenities and could draw bigger events. County commissioners on Monday agreed to spend a little ...

Colorado’s senators react to WikiLeaks release

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Colorado’s senators called for the United States to review how it keeps its secrets in the wake of revelations from WikiLeaks that were denounced Monday by the Obama administration and other nations. “America’s national ...

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Philanthropic agency recognizes Fruita Thrift Shop’s good works

By Amy Hamilton

The Fruita Thrift Shop always has been known for its good deals. Now it’s being lauded for its good deeds. Dubbed “the Herberger’s of Fruita” by its shopping faithful, the tidy store at 142 S. Park Square was honored ...

City to help orchestra pay for $14.5 million Avalon upgrade

By Amy Hamilton

It was music to the ears of Grand Junction City Council members that the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra wants a permanent home at the Avalon Theatre, and the city is committed to spending millions of dollars in renovations. The plan, for ...

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