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Flu season either mild or late to arrive this year

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The next few weeks will determine whether Mesa County is experiencing a mild 2011–12 flu season or is just headed for a peak later than usual. The Mesa County Health Department has seen an uptick since mid-February of patients reporting ...


Skeletal remains found north of Delta

By Paul Shockley

A couple hiking in north Delta County on Tuesday came across what were believed to be human skeletal remains, Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said. The remains were reported about 1 p.m. on a hillside in Wells Gulch, which is about 17 miles ...


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Fallen conquistadors: Remnants suggest Spaniards died at fort

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For more than 300 years a few chunks of steel lay beneath the dust and sage roots a foot or so above. Over the years they eluded soldiers, scavengers, treasure-hunters and other passersby who might be attracted to a glint in the sand. In ...


Vote today on measure to speed approval for hydropower projects

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A vote is scheduled today on a measure by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., to ease the process of approval for small hydroelectric power generation units using existing water conduits. Using existing conduits that already have undergone ...


Palisade race draws competition

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Palisade Mayor Roger Granat will hang onto his seat without a challenge, but there will be plenty of competition for four other spots on the Town Board in next month’s election. Cody Butters, Anthony Cipperly, Robert Magill, Penny ...


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Students get bird’s-eye view of Western Slope

By Matthew Berger

The clear, sunny weather in the Grand Valley Tuesday morning was not quite so idyllic from up above. Flying over the valley in a six-seat Cessna, we felt every little gust of wind shooting up from the canyon walls. But the view was ...


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Budget talk pulls crowd of about 30

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Monday afternoon’s School District 51 community budget forum was the most sparsely attended forum in a series of four budget meetings hosted by the school district in the past month. About 30 people participated in the meeting, which ...


Hospital moves ahead with plans for new building

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After losing money in 2010, Community Hospital rebounded in 2011 to make a profit, enough that it is moving ahead on building its new campus. “We’ve done a nice job of adjusting for a new economy,” said Chris Thomas, ...


Mesa County applies for trail funds to link Junction to Loma

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Mesa County commissioners agreed Monday to apply for $4.5 million in matching funding from Great Outdoors Colorado to extend the Colorado Riverfront Trail from Grand Junction to Loma, but not before one commissioner protested and urged the ...


Avalon renovations may start in fall

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members are expected to approve $110,800 Wednesday toward an initial $481,000 cost for design plans to renovate the historic Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. More than a year ago, council members approved a plan headed ...


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