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Area footage to be used in Discovery Channel production

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Mesa County will serve as a consistent backdrop for a television series being produced by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks. Hendricks announced that “Curiosity: The Questions of Life” will debut next summer. Each one-hour ...

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Plane builder gets clearance from Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Undeterred by a consulting group’s report saying Extra Aircraft would not be worth the risk to Montrose taxpayers, the Montrose County Commission voted Wednesday night to throw its support behind the light-aircraft ...

Energy firms cleared for oil-shale research

By Dennis Webb

Nominations by all three companies that applied for a second round of federal oil shale research and development leases have cleared an initial review by the Bureau of Land Management Washington office. Nominations by ExxonMobil Exploration ...

20 District 51 schools show academic gains

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Clifton Elementary School and Dual Immersion Academy met federal guidelines for school improvement for the first time ever last school year. The two schools were among 20 in School District 51 to make Adequate Yearly Progress, a federal ...

Student brings toy gun to class but is spared serious punishment

By Staff

A change in Colorado law last year helped a Nisley Elementary School kindergarten student avoid expulsion Tuesday. The situation highlighted an important point: Do not bring toy guns to school. Ever. Tuesday morning, a Nisley kindergarten ...

Successful Palisade chamber exec gone

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The Palisade Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new organizational head after the unexpected departure of its executive director, a man whom many credit for helping the town thrive financially in the face of the recession. Former Executive ...

Bank’s plan eases foreclosure concerns

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Bank of America Corp. will continue foreclosures in Mesa County, but it will stop short at the end of the process and not sell the properties immediately, Mesa County Public Trustee Paul Brown said. Bank of America had announced a national ...

Official explains slip-up in drilling, health survey

By Dennis Webb

A survey finding significant concern in Garfield County about possible health effects of proposed natural gas drilling is unscientific, and its results weren’t intended to be made public, the head of the group behind the survey said ...

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Rare, ancient fossils found at monument

By Amy Hamilton

Colorado National Monument released some really old news Wednesday. Just how ancient? No one’s quite sure, but the rare, recently found fossils are 146 million to 157 million years old, give or take a few million years. Although ...


Anti-Obama billboard raises eyebrows

By Charles Ashby

UPDATE: 4:35 P.M. — Obama billboard taken down Though it’s unknown at this time why, the controversial billboard depicting President Barack Obama as a terrorist a gangster and a gay man has been taken down. Doris Downey, owner of ...

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