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Montrose County scales back school cuts

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose County School District budget cuts will not be as severe as originally projected for the 2011–12 school year, a small piece of good news in otherwise tough times for education funding, district officials ...


Montrose council approves city manager contract

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose City Council unanimously approved a compensation package worth nearly $149,000 for William (Bill) Bell, the Delta man chosen to become the new city manager. “William Bell is an excellent fit for the ...


Redlands schools lose pupils, gain classrooms

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End-of-the-school-year enrollment data show Rocky Mountain Elementary School is at risk of brimming over capacity in the next few years, while elementary schools in the Redlands have room to spare. The 20,596 students enrolled in District 51 ...


Floodwater takes toll on homes, roads

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With the snowmelt-swollen Colorado River expected to crest overnight in De Beque Canyon, floodwater Tuesday began to creep into a few Mesa County residents’ homes and washed out a road in Fruita. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department ...


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Local PBS producer nominated for 3 Emmys

By Melinda Mawdsley

Rocky Mountain PBS producer Greg Mikolai has received three award nominations for his work on the locally produced documentary, “The Colorado National Monument: Celebrating 100 Years of John Otto’s Dream.” Mikolai was ...


Motorcycle plunges off highway, kills Utah man

By Paul Shockley

A 74-year-old man was killed Monday after his motorcycle plunged off Colorado Highway 141. Patrick J. Mungari, of St. George, Utah, was with a group of 11 riders traveling north when his motorcycle drifted off the right side of the highway ...


Price rises on county building remodel

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The cost to remodel the county’s Central Services facility in downtown Grand Junction has increased by more than $250,000, as officials plan to replace another roof and relocate another county department. County commissioners agreed ...


Nightclub adds tattoo, piercing to its services

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A North Avenue nightclub will add a tattoo and piercing parlor and an alcohol-free area for patrons over the age of 18 after Mesa County commissioners on Monday approved a modification of the business’ premises. Infinity Nightclub also ...


Wildlife, Parks merger bill is signed

By Charles Ashby

The state boards that oversee the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Colorado State Parks can begin their work to consolidate, now that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday allowing them to do so. The measure, introduced by Sen. ...


State’s microbrewer in chief ready to push Colorado wines

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to put his Colorado wine where his mouth is. While touring Palisade’s wine country Monday to kick off Colorado Wine Week, Hickenlooper, a brew-pub pioneer,  said he would try to do for wine what he ...


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