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This Week in the Legislature, April 23, 2012

By Staff

The Senate completed its work on the state’s $19 billion spending plan for the 2012–13 fiscal year, which starts July 1. Now the bill will head back to the Joint Budget Committee, which is to iron out differences between the House ...

Montrose trail project scheduled

By Staff

About 50 volunteers are needed to complete a loop on the new section of the Coyote Wash trail in the Dry Creek area of Montrose, starting at 8 a.m. May 5 and at noon May 6. Volunteers will be provided supplies, plus lunch and free camping in ...


Naturally occurring radioactivity part of Western Slope life

By Matthew Berger

Coloradans are subjected to, on average, four times more naturally occurring radiation than the average American. It is the price of living in a mountainous and geologically rich region, but the full impact of that background radiation on ...

‘Toasty’ temps break record for 6th time this spring

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Green is the color affiliated with Earth Day, but red was the dominant pigment in Grand Junction Sunday as the high temperature soared to 85 degrees, tying a 43-year-old record for the date. And more record-breaking heat is in store for the ...

C-SPAN bus coming to local schools

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Fruita Monument High School senior Vinny Castellini will receive $750 of prize money Monday for placing third in C-SPAN’s StudentCam 2012 video contest. Castellini’s short documentary, “In God We Trust? Religion’s Role ...

Post office closure plans grind to halt

By Charles Ashby

The U.S. Postal Service’s plan to shutter 53 post offices in Colorado and hundreds of others elsewhere in the nation is on hold, at least for now, a Colorado official said Friday. David Rupert, spokesman for the Postal Service’s ...


Artist wins cycling poster contest

By Amy Hamilton

Local photographer and graphic artist Robb Reece won a poster contest for Denver’s time trial of the USA Cycling Pro Challenge, a statewide cycling race slated for late August. Reece’s striking illustration in yellow, black and ...


Foreclosures give rise to evictions

By Amy Hamilton

A half-dozen pickups broke the stillness of the April morning, idling near Louise Davidson’s rural Loma home. The two-story structure at the end of a dead-end, gravel road is nearly concealed under overgrown shrubs and cottonwood ...

Landlord stained by patrol shooting

By Paul Shockley

Delbert McClure spent part of his summer in 2010 wiping the blood off the floor. McClure, 77, had the carpet commercially cleaned, replaced padding under it and applied several coats of sealer and stain blocker on the floor of 103 Glade Park ...

Traffic Alert, April 22, 2012

By Staff

The following road closures and maintenance projects may impact traffic this week: ■ 31 and D½ Road bridge replacement: Mesa County is reconstructing the bridge at the intersection of 31 Road and D½ Road. The ...

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