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College name change among 108 new laws

By Charles Ashby

Stop calling it Mesa State College. On Wednesday when more than 100 new laws go into effect, the four-year school officially will change its name. From then on, it will be Colorado Mesa University. The university plans to mark the event ...

Man dies in Montrose County wreck

By Staff

A Montrose man died after he lost control of his Ford F250 pickup late Friday night on P77 road near Cimarron. Stephen James Harrison, 38, was declared dead on the scene, the Colorado State Patrol said. He was driving north around a sharp ...

Court: No new trial in death of toddler

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Court of Appeals rejected an appeal Thursday from a woman who sought a trial on charges relating to the fatal shaking and beating of a toddler boy. Sarah Beaudoin, 31, formerly of Grand Junction, argued in a court motion she had ...

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Upscale in the sandstone

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When Gateway Canyons Resort opened six years ago with a convenience store, a 16-room motor inn, a fuel station and a restaurant, it was billed as a small tourism-economy generator in a ranching community that had lost its mining economy ...

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Resort to be promoted in new Discovery series

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By bringing on board a hospitality management company that will broadly market the resort, Gateway Canyons Resort hopes to draw more leisure and business travelers who want to explore the red rock canyons of the Dolores River Valley. The ...

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Sweet corn champ chomps 15 ears

By William Woody

OLATHE — An estimated 70,000 ears of corn, 500 pounds of butter and 300 pounds of salt were devoured Friday and Saturday at the 20th annual Olathe Sweet Corn Festival. This year, the festival became a two-day event and received some ...

Police Blotter, Aug. 7, 2011

By Staff

Drug force investigation Police responded to a residence in the 2600 block of F Road on Thursday to settle a landlord-tenant dispute, when they noticed drug activity there, the Grand Junction Police Department said. Officers returned with a ...

Some are not so keen on Delta, Aspen link

By Charles Ashby

New state House district maps should pair Delta either with Grand Junction or Montrose, several people who attended two public hearings Saturday told the Colorado Reapportionment Commission. Putting Delta with Aspen, as the 11-member ...

UPDATE: Fruita Boy Scout missing from camping trip is found

By Staff

A 16-year-old Fruita boy, who reportedly went missing in the Meeker area while on a camping trip with fellow Boy Scouts, was found Sunday morning unharmed, authorities said. The boy, who was not identified, called his mother at approximately ...

Death notices, Aug. 6, 2011

By Staff

Vaughn Agnes Drake, 77, Grand Junction, died Aug. 3, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Mrs. Drake was a registered nurse. Survivors include her husband, Ronald E.; two sons, Miguel S. of Englewood ...

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