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‘Big-city’ ozone goes rural

By Dennis Webb

Put together the wide-open spaces, low population and light traffic of a place like Rio Blanco County, and it wouldn’t seem like a recipe for an ozone pollution problem. But combine ingredients such as snow cover, air-trapping ...


Public may comment on Pinon Ridge

By Charles Ashby

Even though it is not a regulatory requirement, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allowing an informal public review of how Energy Fuels Resources of Lakewood plans to dispose of waste at its proposed Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill near ...


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Man avoids prison in child sex-assault case

By Paul Shockley

A Palisade man who admitted he molested a disabled teenage girl was sentenced Wednesday to serve six years in Mesa County Community Corrections, despite heated objections from his attorney, who suggested his client was poised to fail serving ...


Trustees tell college to move forward with name-change survey

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The Mesa State College Board of Trustees on Wednesday directed college President Tim Foster and others examining a name change at the school to proceed with a survey asking alumni, students, faculty and staff which name they would like the ...


State: Minuscule levels of radiation pose no health risk

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State health officials announced Wednesday that Colorado has joined other states in detecting minuscule levels of radiation coming from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, but they emphasized there is no risk to the ...


Bill to grant civil unions gets first OK

By Charles Ashby

One day, Americans will be just as ashamed of not giving same-sex couples the same rights as married ones as they are of the nation’s history of allowing blacks to be slaves or denying the right to vote to all but white ...


How risk from ozone is measured

By Dennis Webb

Recent ozone alerts in Rio Blanco County were based on forecasts that ozone could reach an average of 75 parts per billion (ppb) over an eight-hour period. That same threshold is used to determine when regions must take steps to reduce ozone ...


Last chance to speak up on economy

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Residents have through today to submit their ideas for improving and growing the economy within Montrose County by completing an 11-question online survey. The survey results will be combined with development plans from the ...


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Montrose river corridor plan nears city approval

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Uncompahgre Riverway Master Plan, which aims to develop a 10-mile stretch of the Uncompahgre River with walking trails, a kayak park and other amenities in an effort to connect residents with nature, could receive city ...


Hickenlooper gets bill that requires note of pregnancy on death certificate

By Charles Ashby

A bill that would require death certificates of women to note whether she was pregnant was sent to the governor’s desk Wednesday. The measure, introduced by Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, is designed to track whether Colorado is ...


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