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State workers see threat to leave-time cash

By Charles Ashby

State workers are circling the wagons in an attempt to protect a benefit that allows them to get paid for unused sick time. Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, said she is looking into introducing a measure when the Colorado Legislature convenes ...


Traffic Alert, Oct. 16, 2011

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: 12th Street median work: Night work begins Monday to install medians and a new crosswalk on 12th Street between Elm and Mesa avenues. On Monday, Xcel Energy will be doing ...


Montrose trash service could cost more

By Staff

MONTROSE — Sanitation customers in Montrose could face higher rates next year once the city’s trash service becomes privatized, according to City Manager Bill Bell. Bell said the city is issuing requests for information to move ...


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80-degree temps match records in ‘77, ‘58, ‘50

By Amy Hamilton

Getting a sunburn in October? Saturday’s 80-degree temperature at 3:03 p.m. was this month’s single warmest day and matched record warm days also reached in 1977, 1958 and 1950. The average daytime high for this time of year tops ...


Waivers won’t hurt accountability, says state education board official

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State Board of Education member Marcia Neal of Grand Junction believes Colorado’s intention to apply for a waiver to No Child Left Behind requirements will leave the state more, not less, accountable for student performance. The ...


Montrose meeting planned to review recycling options

By William Woody

MONTROSE — City officials are reviewing ways to keep curbside recycling a service for residents by offering incentives to entrepreneurs who want to make it a commercial enterprise. Earlier this month, the Montrose City Council voted to ...


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100 protesters rally outside Junction courthouse

By Amy Hamilton

About 100 Grand Valley residents chimed in Saturday against corporate greed during an Occupy Grand Junction rally at the old Mesa County Courthouse. Saturday’s gathering was similar to movements in cities across the United States and ...


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Failed bank robbery still on mind of Palisade, FBI

By Paul Shockley

When Colorado Mountain Winefest poured into town in mid-September, Palisades National Bank President Steve Ammentorp said he hired private, armed security to patrol his bank. Floodlights were installed recently in the bank’s north-end ...


Bank employee distraught over pair of slashed tires on van

By Paul Shockley

In something less than the finest hour of the Palisade Police Department, Chief Carroll Quarles’ thoughts turned to tires. Two of them, both damaged goods. A pair of tires on a minivan owned by a woman employed at Palisades National ...


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Lochmiller Jr. gets 8 years in prison

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The two lower-level Valley Investments employees who were implicated in the collapse of the scam that cost hundreds of investors millions of dollars were sentenced Friday to about half of the possible sentences they faced under deals reached ...


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