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Colorado Mountain College clears first hurdle toward four-year status

By Staff

A bill that would let Colorado Mountain College offer a limited number of bachelor’s degrees passed its first legislative test Wednesday. The state Senate Education Committee voted 7-1 in favor of the measure. The bill heads next to ...


Candidate for Senate rips Obama over deficit

By Charles Ashby

Republican senatorial candidate Jane Norton launched her first television ad of the campaign Wednesday, but she didn’t address her GOP or likely Democratic Party opponents. Instead, the Grand Junction native attacked President Barack ...


Udall will push for public option, but at local level, not national

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Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said he is open to advancing a measure that would establish public-option, health-insurance providers in high-cost areas or regions deemed lacking in competition. The public option he envisions wouldn’t be a ...


Council approves comprehensive growth plan

By Emily Shockley

The Grand Junction City Council adopted the comprehensive plan, which took two and a half years to develop, at a meeting Wednesday night. The plan details how the city plans to handle transportation, land use and utility system growth as the ...


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Cops: shoplifter claimed to be federal marshal

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man allegedly tried to dodge shoplifting charges at a grocery store by claiming he was a federal cop on the job. Russell W. Jones, 51, posted $1,000 bond Tuesday following his arrest a day earlier on suspicion of felony ...


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Foster uses tuition rally to make case

By Emily Shockley

Tuition increases aren’t the only way to keep college coffers at least semi-full amidst state budget cuts, Mesa State College President Tim Foster said Wednesday at a student-led rally for higher-education funding at the ...


Questions linger in Montrose man’s death

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Authorities said Wednesday it may take some time to determine what caused the death of a Montrose man whose body was found in a Delta County irrigation canal this week. Delta County officials confirmed the body found Monday is that of ...


Admissions drop at area hospitals

By Amy Hamilton

Admissions to area hospitals were down in 2009 from the previous year, which is causing some of them to cut back on staffing hours. To adjust for its decreases, St. Mary’s Hospital employees who do not work directly with patients, such ...


29 Road project won’t get federal grant money

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Two western Colorado communities’ bids for federal stimulus grants to help pay for road construction projects were rejected Wednesday, a setback that also will affect at least one other city in the region. Mesa County and the city of ...


Protection decision near for sage grouse

By Dennis Webb

Wes McStay remembers the greater sage grouse being so common when he grew up that he’d see their leks, or mating grounds, right on county roads on the way to school. Cars had to swerve to avoid the birds, known for the males’ ...


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