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Admissions drop at area hospitals

By Amy Hamilton

Admissions to area hospitals were down in 2009 from the previous year, which is causing some of them to cut back on staffing hours. To adjust for its decreases, St. Mary’s Hospital employees who do not work directly with patients, such ...


29 Road project won’t get federal grant money

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Two western Colorado communities’ bids for federal stimulus grants to help pay for road construction projects were rejected Wednesday, a setback that also will affect at least one other city in the region. Mesa County and the city of ...


Protection decision near for sage grouse

By Dennis Webb

Wes McStay remembers the greater sage grouse being so common when he grew up that he’d see their leks, or mating grounds, right on county roads on the way to school. Cars had to swerve to avoid the birds, known for the males’ ...


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Bring back public option, via reconciliation, Bennet urges

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is urging Senate Democrats to sidestep the threat of a filibuster and adopt a health care package that includes a public option. Bennet wrote to Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., citing a Congressional ...


Funds OK’d for Battlement Mesa drilling study

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners Tuesday unanimously agreed to spend up to $257,000 on studies on potential health impacts of planned drilling in the Battlement Mesa subdivision. Commissioners are hoping to offset some ...


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Man pleads guilty in aborted pregnancy

By Amy Hamilton

A former Grand Junction man accused of slipping his pregnant girlfriend pills that caused her to lose the fetus pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to one felony count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy. Jared Ahlstrom, 31, who now lives in ...


GarCo won’t fight drilling near spring

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners expressed concern Tuesday about a second energy company’s plans to drill near the contaminated Prather cabin spring northwest of Parachute, but they said the county doesn’t ...


Six to run for vacant seat on Grand Junction City Council

By Emily Shockley

Six people are vying for Linda Romer Todd’s seat on the Grand Junction City Council. Todd announced her resignation, citing personal reasons, earlier this month. Todd said in her resignation letter she would continue to serve as the ...


Subway will serve alcohol at airport

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority’s board of directors Tuesday gave its unanimous approval to plans to serve alcohol at the facility’s under-construction Subway franchise. The Subway, which officials aim to open on the ...


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Udall, Hickenlooper visit Western Slope

By Charles Ashby

Several Western Slope communities played host to two prominent Democrats on Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall came west to gather information about jobs related to renewable energy projects. Denver Mayor John Hickenloop-er stopped by to find out ...


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