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District considers clinic contract with Community Hospital

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School District 51 and Community Hospital are a final contract and School Board approval away from a partnership that would create an employee clinic for people insured through the district. The district, which is self-insured, decided to ...

Judge: BLM must explain Roan decision

By Dennis Webb

A federal judge is asking the Bureau of Land Management to better explain why it didn’t consider protecting the top of the Roan Plateau from oil and gas development by requiring that underlying gas instead be reached through directional ...

Western State poll yields five name ideas

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Two former favorites in the list of potential new names for then-Mesa State College have made a short list of possible new titles for Western State College of Colorado. University of Western Colorado and Western Colorado University are among ...

More eligible for uranium compensation

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People who worked at uranium mills in Grand Junction, Maybell, Nucla, Naturita, Rifle, Slick Rock and 10 other locations could be eligible for compensation if they suffer from radiation-related illnesses. The U.S. Department of Labor listed ...

Price falls for home at edge of Black Canyon

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Billed as the “only luxury home inside an American national park, with no peer or comparable,” Casa Barranca is on the block, to a benefactor. Thomas Chapman, who built the 4,754-square-foot house on the lip of the Black Canyon of ...

One injured in fire near Rifle

By Staff

An occupant of a home near Rifle suffered minor injuries in a fire that struck a home near Rifle early Tuesday morning. The Rifle Fire Protection District said it was notified of a fire at 7109 County Road 320 just after 5 a.m. The fire had ...

Enstrom’s regional manager runs for Colorado Statehouse

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Lakewood resident Rick Enstrom, regional manager for the Grand Junction-based Enstrom Candies, is running for the Colorado House. Enstrom, a Republican, announced Monday that he would vie for the recently redrawn House District ...

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Lions Club hands out grant money

By Staff

The Grand Junction Lions Club announced recipients of $87,848 in grants for 14 local nonprofit organizations Monday. Also, a $10,000 grant was given earlier to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado as a final payment on a $100,000 ...

State agencies told to repeal outdated rules

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — State government rules and regulations need to be more consumer friendly and less burdensome on businesses and local governments, a special governor’s panel said in a report released Monday. The 94-page report, from the ...

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Combat disorder raised in stabbing defense

By Paul Shockley

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran will assert combat-related, post-traumatic stress disorder as a defense to charges relating to the assault of five people last summer, an attorney said Monday. Alejandro Olvera, 25, pleaded not guilty while ...

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