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Officials: Hospital’s secret move a ‘hijacking’

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County Commission expressed discontent Thursday afternoon with a recent decision by the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees to create a new nonprofit corporation to run the hospital, calling the change a ...


Tancredo ratchets up effort to shoulder Maes from race

By Charles Ashby

Efforts to get Republican Dan Maes to drop out of the governor’s race escalated a bit Thursday. Maes supporter Joe Harrington posted a Facebook message on the Republican’s page that included a voice mail message he received from ...


Talks reach impasse in Roan Plateau drilling suit

By Dennis Webb

A judge will be left to rule on a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s oil and gas leasing on the Roan Plateau near Rifle after court-ordered negotiations failed to reach a settlement. “After multiple rounds of settlement ...


Residents air drilling concerns

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Western Colorado residents told oil and gas regulators Thursday their revised rules still fall short of protecting people from drilling impacts. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission met Thursday in Rifle, where ...


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Health professionals brace for change

By Rachel Sauer

A change is going to come, lots of changes possibly, and the more than 50 people who attended the Health Insurance Exchange Community Forum on Thursday had some ideas about how those changes should happen. Hosted by the Colorado Coalition for ...


How ‘Waiting for Superman’ film’s theories stack up in Grand Junction

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Five students pining for a better education wait to hear their names called for seats in charter schools during the most intense scene of the new movie “Waiting for Superman.” Some will make it. Some won’t. The film, which ...


Second trooper had been injured by DUI driver

By Paul Shockley

A Colorado State Patrol trooper charged in a fatal incident in the Redlands with a suspected drunken driver had been seriously injured in a January 2009 traffic accident involving another drunken driver. Cpl. Kirk Firko was behind the wheel ...


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Troopers indicted in shooting

By Paul Shockley

A Colorado State Patrol trooper charged in the death of a Redlands man believed he had been shot before firing what turned out to be a fatal shot, according to court records made public Thursday. This, after the trooper repeatedly kicked and ...


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Senator a no-show at Buck rally

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More than 200 people gathered in Brownson Arena at Mesa State College to see Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., lead a rally on behalf of Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck. DeMint, however, failed to make it, as the result of an apparent scheduling ...


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Ex-girlfriend recalls blood on suspect

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The ex-girlfriend of a man accused of stabbing to death a Grand Junction mother and daughter in 1975 testified Thursday that he came home one summer night that year with blood on his clothes and a cut on his hand. Jerry Nemnich’s ...


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