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Man held in death of baby in Montrose

By Paul Shockley

Investigators believe a 14-month-old girl was fatally injured at a Montrose home before the man suspected of killing her took the girl to her mother’s workplace, Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn said Tuesday. Chinn said there is no ...

Bennet unveils plans to revive small businesses

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., called for increasing the exemption on estate tax and offering increased credit to small businesses to recharge the nation’s economy. “Small business creates two-thirds of the nation’s ...


New wine ferments for festival

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High Country Orchards co-owner Theresa High will introduce her first wine this weekend at Colorado Mountain Winefest. High has been in the peach and cherry business on East Orchard Mesa for years, but she said she always dreamed of having a ...

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Demand high for direct-support workers

By Amy Hamilton

“Hey, the cops came by. They were looking for you,” Seth Ritchey said to a client with a twinkle in his eye. “They did?” Russell Eggleston replied, clearly interested now. “Yeah. I told them I didn’t know ...

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Approval would put tar sands on energy map

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A Canadian company is seeking local permission for the nation’s first commercial tar sands mining operation in Grand County, Utah, within 50 miles of Grand Junction. Earth Energy Resources Inc. on Monday obtained a permit to mine a ...

Acquafresca opponent says he’s ‘angry citizen’

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The challenger to Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca congratulated the commission Tuesday for cutting its share of the business personal property tax. But, “What took so long?” asked Steve Saint, a Libertarian who works ...

Rep. King, Konola quarrel over taxes

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The two candidates for Colorado Senate District 7 quarreled Tuesday over taxes and lending, but they grudgingly agreed the Western Slope economy remains underpinned by its energy resources. State Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, and ...

Appleton school students hear Obama’s speech

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A little hard work can help anyone overcome hurdles to academic success. That’s the lesson Barbara Williams’ class of third-graders at Appleton Elementary School said it learned from President Barack Obama’s second annual ...

Former Delta councilman accused of sexual assault

By Paul Shockley

A former Delta city councilman was arrested Monday on suspicion of multiple counts of sexual assault against a child. Roy Lynn Nelson, 40, was jailed on suspicion of seven counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of ...

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Digs keep museum busy

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Vacationers who wanted to dig into the earth helped the Museum of Western Colorado through a relatively flat summer tourism season. The museum’s dinosaur-dig program saw its fourth-best year ever, Executive Director Mike Perry ...

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