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Women offer grave site service

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It bothers Rose Liddiard to see so many gravestones in Orchard Mesa Cemetery left undecorated for the holidays. She knows these people haven’t been forgotten, but she wonders whether perhaps their spouses are elderly and unable to visit ...

This Week in the Legislature, April 11, 2011

By Staff

The Joint Budget Committee’s $18 billion budget proposal was introduced last week, and the Colorado Senate is expected to give its final nod to it today. The rest of this week, the House is to complete work on the budget and send it back ...

Scholarships, April 11, 2011

By Staff

Eight recipients of 2011 Aspinall Scholarships were announced Wednesday evening at a reception for the students at Mesa State College. All are Mesa State students: Robert Archer, Clifton, Wayne N. Aspinall Award Jennifer Frans, Cortez, ...

Workforce Center reports more new jobs

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The Mesa County Workforce Center added job postings in the first three months of 2011 at a rate not seen since the third quarter of 2008, a sign that jobs are starting to bounce back in the area. The Workforce Center posted 653 new jobs in ...


Silt teacher touches heart and mind of former pupil

By Paul Shockley

Over 27 years in public education, Silt elementary teacher Sheila Allen said she often wondered what difference she made in the lives of her students. A former student, fourth-grader Donovan Hill, reminded her. Allen, who will retire this ...

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Convergence of gearheads

By Rachel Sauer

Here’s to “just looking,” that wellspring of good intention that often ends in a bagful of bargains. Or maybe even “just looking’s” equally congenial cousin, “I’m just here for one ...

Raising debt limit looms as next fight over federal spending, Tipton says

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Budget fights didn’t end with the agreement reached Friday by the president and Congress that avoided a government shutdown. The next battle could arise within weeks, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said. Congress is to consider ...

Collbran couple to receive $280,000 in death of unborn child

By Paul Shockley

The state of Colorado will pay $280,000 to a local family as part of a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit against the Colorado State Patrol, officials said last week. The lawsuit was filed after a November 2007 collision that injured a ...


Business outlook in Palisade not so peachy

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A year and a half ago, in the midst of a recession crippling other communities locally and nationwide, Palisade was held up as the little economic engine that could. Many of its businesses, particularly in the downtown area, were chugging ...

Montrose dog park could open this fall

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Detailed sketch plans for a dog-friendly park in Montrose should be presented to the city’s parks department toward the end of this month. The new park would be on 1.25 acres next to Baldridge Park on the banks of the ...

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