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Study of Grand Junction’s health-care system begins

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Academic study of the Grand Junction health-care system kicked off Thursday when physicians, employers, insurers and others sat down with the people who will study them. Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom met via video hookup from Indiana ...

Parents worry that Scenic school may close

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Joy Hudak chose her house in the eastern Redlands so her daughter could attend Scenic Elementary. Now, her soon-to-be third-grader may have to spend fifth-grade at another school. Hudak and fellow members of the school’s parent-teacher ...

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Clifton man sentenced for violent rape

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man who authorities said threatened to have a woman deported before violently raping her last year may spend the rest of his life in prison. Justyn Tyme, 45, was sentenced by District Judge Thomas Deister to a term of ...

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Farmers market squeezed for space

By Amy Hamilton

Notice anything missing last night while strolling the American National Bank’s Downtown Farmers Market? Along with recently completed construction to remodel the appearance of the 400, 500 and 600 blocks of Main Street comes 17 fewer ...

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DA reports phone swiped in Mexico

By Paul Shockley

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said the apparent theft of his county-issued cell phone soured a family vacation in Mexico and left him responding to a late-night extortion bid. Hautzinger assumed he dropped his Mesa County iPhone, or was ...

Tipton refutes nepotism allegations

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s office Thursday defended its hiring earlier this year of two vendors that contract with a Colorado company owned by the Republican congressman’s nephew. The Denver Post reported Thursday that ...

Doctor urges Tipton to conduct meeting on health-care plans

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., who has voiced opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act but support for some of its parts, should conduct a town hall meeting on health care in Grand Junction, the president of the ...

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‘It’s like the endless wave’

By Amy Hamilton

For 24 years, Ali Wade of Aspen listened wistfully to stories from her father of the legendary wave that sometimes forms on the Colorado River near De Beque. On Wednesday, she was about to experience the famed “Big Sur” as she ...

Two raging rivers prompt rare restrictions, possible $50 fines

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday that swollen waters prompted a rare decision to restrict use of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers in Mesa County, with violators facing fines of $50. The order was the first of its kind ...

Teen gets 3 years in stolen marijuana case

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A teenager who pleaded guilty to being part of a violent crime spree led by a man trying to recover stolen medical marijuana received a three-year prison sentence Thursday. Arion Gross, 18, of New Castle previously ...

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