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‘It’s never too late to graduate,’ as determined scholars prove

By Amy Hamilton

There were 62 stories in the Mesa State College ballroom on Wednesday night when as many candidates strode across the stage to accept their General Education Development, or GED degrees. The oldest graduate, 73-year-old Dorette Lee Carsten ...


Driver faces hearing in fatal wreck

By William Woody

DELTA — A Delta County driver arrested after one passenger died and two others were hurt in a May 9 rollover is free on bond but could face a higher bond amount later this week. According to an arrest affidavit, Austin resident Corbin ...


Coroner: Two Montrose killings were ‘deliberate, stealthy’

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The deaths of Montrose residents Kama Sanburg and Scott Clarke on March 14, were “a deliberate killing,” according to the Montrose County Coroner’s Office, and autopsy reports show their suspected killer used ...


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Jury hung on most charges in shootings

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury deadlocked Tuesday on most of the charges against a man accused of shooting five people at a party in December 2009. Joshua Anton, 21, was convicted on a pair of misdemeanors — prohibited use of a weapon and carrying ...


Fruita’s pot issue likely up to voters

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The Fruita City Council voted Tuesday night to direct staff to draw up a ballot measure that will ask voters whether they want to ban medical marijuana centers in the city. Council members voted 4–1 to leave it up to city residents as ...


Roadless area routes for utilities concern environmental groups

By Dennis Webb

An attempt to shrink a loophoole for gas pipelines will backfire on the writers of proposed roadless rules for Colorado, conservation groups say. The result will be opening the door to electric, water and telecommunication corridors in ...


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Equine herpes strikes West

By Bob Silbernagel

A horse in Mesa County tested positive for equine herpes Tuesday after attending the National Cutting Horse Association Western National Championships in Ogden, Utah, earlier this month. An outbreak of equine herpes virus occurred at the ...


Garfield drilling permits lag; rebound expected

By Dennis Webb

Weld County leapt well ahead of Garfield County in oil and gas well permitting for 2011, but a state regulator expects to see Garfield numbers jump soon. As of May 5, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission issued 727 drilling ...


Commission to air views in Montrose hospital flap

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose County Commissioners will conduct a meeting tonight so they can outline their position on a controversial lease by the Montrose Memorial Hospital trustees to a new private nonprofit corporation. The meeting begins at ...


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Six pairs of twins graduate from Fruita

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A dozen Fruita Monument High School seniors celebrated graduation Tuesday with their siblings by their sides. Literally. Fruita Monument’s class of 2011 included at least six sets of twins: Joshua and Kyle Bestle, Jordan and Joshua ...


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