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Dex One sales reps’ strike continues

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Dex One sales representatives in seven states, including Colorado, continued to strike Tuesday. Dex One employees in Grand Junction are among the strikers, who walked off the job and onto the picket line May 7. The sales representatives, who ...

8,000 Grand Valley Power customers lose electricity on Tuesday

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Approximately 8,000 Grand Valley Power customers were without service for an hour Tuesday morning because of an equipment issue. Grand Valley Power lost electrical service at three of its substations, which supply power in northeast Grand ...

Clear-cut the rules, beetle foes say

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MONTROSE — U.S. Forest Service land managers need more latitude and the forest-management industry more certainty if the mountain pine beetle is to be repelled, or at least contained, in Colorado’s high country, witnesses testified ...


Man admits fraud at seven hospitals, arrest affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A man arrested on Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital allegedly admitted using false names to get medical care and narcotics from at least seven hospitals nationwide, potentially getting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of care along the ...

Oxbow eyes coal acreage north of Hotchkiss

By Staff

Oxbow proposes coal exploration Oxbow Mining LLC proposes exploring for coal beneath nearly 14,000 acres north of Hotchkiss. Oxbow wants to drill 43 exploration holes in the Oak Mesa area, extending from the edge of the Bowie Mine holdings ...


Old sign points to happier days

By Amy Hamilton

On Monday, a woman donated $250 and another man chipped in $100. At this rate, the community fundraiser to refurbish Naturita’s Uranium Drive-In theater sign may feature its happy ending. During the past five weeks, dozens of donors ...


Central grad leads way for family

By Paul Shockley

There were 101 Central High School students who walked Monday with college scholarship dollars in hand, accounting for than $2 million in financial aid. Mario Matias-Mora, 17, aims to be counted in the same category one day. For now, ...


Call to achieve hits home, especially for one graduate of Palisade High School

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Palisade High School graduated 219 seniors Monday night, including one student who made it further in her education than any other member of her immediate family. As of Monday, Sandra Acevedo, 18, is the first member of her immediate family ...

GOP-led panel kills civil unions bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—A House committee that had not heard a controversial civil unions bill during the regular session killed it Monday when lawmakers returned in a special session. The outcome came as no surprise to Democrats, who had been trying to ...

Panel approves blood drug limit bill for drivers

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The civil unions bill that did not go forward wasn’t the only measure to be debated Monday during a special session called by Gov. John Hickenlooper. The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee approved a ...

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