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6 liquor store break-ins in 4 days in Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE —  Montrose police and business owners are scrambling to find clues about a nocturnal burglar who has eluded capture for nearly a week. At 12:40 a.m. Friday, the burglar broke into Drive Inn Liquors on North Townsend ...


Enthusiasts heed call of blogosphere on Go Skateboard Day

By Amy Hamilton

Dozens of guys, from elementary-school-age to 20-somethings, spun around local skate parks Tuesday, dropping into smooth concrete bowls to spring up on the other side, carried along only by their boards on wheels. The day marked the first of ...

Fruita makes owning chickens easier

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It will soon be easier for Fruita residents to own chickens in the city. In a nod to the growing locavore movement, the Fruita City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to amend the city’s land use code to allow chickens to be kept in all ...

Council wants another TABOR override vote

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction voters agreed in 2007 that the city could use tax revenue that exceeded TABOR limits to more quickly pay off the loan on the Riverside Parkway. Debt on the 6.8-mile beltway around the city’s southern edge could be paid ...

Baby dies at hospital in Denver

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction infant, who was hospitalized in Denver for 16 days with an unspecified medical problem, died earlier this month, authorities said. The Grand Junction Police Department said Monday that it continues to investigate the death of ...

Study on drilling effects questionable

By Dennis Webb

Efforts to design a long-term environmental and health monitoring study for Battlement Mesa residents facing natural gas development are under way, despite questions about whether the experts doing the work are anti-industry. The Colorado ...

14 employees cut from staff at St. Mary’s

By Amy Hamilton

St. Mary’s Hospital laid off 14 employees last week in an effort to brace against further health care reimbursement cuts while balancing increasing demands for services, hospital officials said. Most of the positions were part-time ...

Ag agency’s proposed rules may hurt more than help, Tipton says

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Proposed rule changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture aimed at increasing transparency in the food-supply network would increase paperwork and harm businesses, industry officials said. Two congressmen, including U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, ...

Mesa State expanding student housing

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Just weeks before the scheduled completion this summer of a residence hall on Bunting Avenue, Mesa State College trustees decided Monday to add another 182 beds to its ever-expanding roster of student housing complexes. The college’s ...

State economy stirs in some sectors

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s economy continued to show signs of improvement so far this year thanks to a boost in tourism, a robust agricultural market and some recovery in the energy industry, state economists said Monday. Nonfarm employment in the ...

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