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100311 Walk to School WEB

Schools getting students on their feet

By William Woody

MONTROSE — This week nearly 1,500 students from three Montrose schools will participate in the annual International Walk to School Day aimed to increase physical exercise and educate kids about street safety. Pomona Elementary and ...

Animal Blessing 100211

A blessing in disguise for perplexed pets?

By Amy Hamilton

They came wagging their tails, whining a bit and tugging on leashes. One squawked about being a pretty bird, one lounged about in scaly skin and another made heads turn with an abrupt whinny. A few of the feline variety stayed safely in their ...

UPDATE: Woman, 50, dog killed when hit; driver held

By Amy Hamilton

The Colorado State Patrol has released the identities of two people who were involved in a car crash in Pear Park neighborhood on Sunday night. Darinda L. Brown, 50, of Grand Junction was walking her dog at about 7 p.m. in the 400 block of ...

093011 Faster Internet

Consultant pushy about cheaper, faster Internet

By {screen_name}

The Internet, however pervasive it might be, is more sluggish than might be expected, says a Grand Junction man laboring to speed it up and extend its reach. “We have not had a doubling of speed in the Internet in 10 years,” said ...

CDOT paving Highway 13 north of Rifle

By Staff

Colorado Department of Transportation crews today and Wednesday will pave Colorado Highway 13 from mile markers 16 to 18 near the Rio Blanco Store north of Rifle. The Transportation Department says speeds will be limited to 40 mph in the work ...

Fruita woman’s death linked to listeria outbreak

By Melinda Mawdsley

The recent listeria-caused death of a Mesa County woman officially has been linked to the eastern Colorado farm at the center of a national outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Colorado Department of Public Health ...

Mesa County moves tax lien sale to Internet

By {screen_name}

Mesa County will shift its annual tax lien sale from the windowless meeting rooms of Two Rivers Convention Center to the wide-open spaces of the Internet next month, joining other Colorado counties for the first time in hosting an online ...

Lots worth a little: Subdivision developers see value of properties plummet

By Charles Ashby

If you build, it doesn’t mean they will come. Many developers of housing subdivisions on the Western Slope learned that in recent years. While the weeds grew taller, the housing market and lot prices shriveled, leaving some development ...

100111 Men in Heels Race

You go, girl! Men in heels hit pavement to help benefit domestic violence charity

By Melinda Mawdsley

Some men ran well. Some men ran not so well. One man even broke a heel. But, overall, there was nothing but laughter and smiles from the participants and the crowd of several hundred gathered Saturday for the second annual Men in Heels Race ...

How suspect outsmarted GPS device is a mystery

By Paul Shockley

Roughly 25 people are tracked at a given time with Global Positioning System ankle monitors overseen by Mesa County Criminal Justice Services. Another hundred or so people — offenders or defendants free on bond awaiting trial — ...

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