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Judge in hospital ruling got 90% performance rating

By William Woody

A Montrose County commissioner’s view of a local judge’s expertise is not shared by the people who rate the state’s judges. Seventh Judicial District Judge Jeff Herron ruled last week the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board ...


Victim of Fruitvale slaying identified

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday identified a man whose body was found at a Fruitvale apartment where he lived. Luis Alberto Vazquez Oliva, 27, was commonly known as “Alberto” or “Beto,” the ...

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New owner: Powderhorn will be open this season

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The new owner of Powderhorn Ski Resort said Thursday he plans to open the resort this ski season. Former Vail Resorts Inc. President Andy Daly, who currently serves on the Vail Town Council, purchased the resort and its assets for $577,500 at ...

Board taking input on legislative maps

By Staff

The 11-member Colorado Reapportionment Commission will be in Montrose and Grand Junction on Saturday to take public comments on two proposed maps for the state Legislature. The hearings, two of 25 the commission is holding statewide, are ...

Forest Service: Sawmills allowed to redo contracts

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it will allow Colorado sawmills the option to renegotiate or cancel existing timber contracts as a way to stimulate the industry and reduce beetle kill. With few details provided by the ...

Tipton will be in region today; Udall makes rounds next week

By Staff

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton will be in the region today and next week. Tipton, the Republican who represents the 3rd Congressional District, will discuss the goings-on in Washington at a town hall meeting at 5:30 tonight ...

Dog fashion rules the catwalk

By Charles Ashby

Dog food bags and leashes. That’s what Julie Tierney used to make her second outfit as one of 16 contestants on Lifetime Television’s “Project Runway.” And it worked. “I was worried about everything on ...

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Recall petition targets Montrose commissioners

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A pair of Montrose Memorial Hospital employees filed a petition Wednesday to recall all three members of Montrose County’s Board of County Commissioners. The petition says “risky and incompetent behavior” by ...

Energy company encountering hydrogen sulfide in Piceance wells

By Dennis Webb

Noble Energy on Wednesday said it is encountering hydrogen sulfide in the majority of its Piceance Basin natural gas wells, after a former contractor employee said he became ill from the substance while working on a Noble site. That same man, ...

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Longtime leader for county Dems dies Monday at 71

By Charles Ashby

The Mesa County Democratic Party lost a loyal servant earlier this week. Claude William “Skip” Mottram, a one-time party chairman and 31-year veteran of Mesa County School District 51, died Monday. He was 71. Mottram served as ...

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