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Palisade pushes for new library branch

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Palisade town leaders are making their pitch to the Mesa County Public Library District to relocate the Palisade branch to a larger space in the town’s slowly developing civic center, claiming the library can save money now by building ...

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County official heading off to War College

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Tom Fisher has used his skills in the military to help rebuild Iraq’s infrastructure. Now, he has the opportunity to use that experience to benefit Mesa County. The regional services director for the county and Army National Guard ...

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Monument strives for safety

By Amy Hamilton

It’s not something that officials like to broadcast for fear of reopening the floodgates, but Colorado National Monument has experienced some victories during the past year and a half in combating the amount of crime, vandalism and ...

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Volunteers look back as Peace Corps turns 50

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For half a century now, the Peace Corps has sent Americans to the far-flung reaches of the Earth in the hope of spreading information and friendship across national and ideological boundaries. For the volunteers who went abroad, their trips ...

Peace Corps backgrounds varied as the destinations

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More than 200,000 Americans have set aside other aspirations for two or more years and served in the Peace Corps since it was established on March 1, 1961. For those who want to join the ranks of the corps, the basics of it look like this: Of ...

Uranium mill cleanup hits 2M-ton mark

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The cleanup of 16 million tons of uranium mill tailings from a pile near the Colorado River just upstream from Moab, Utah, hit the 2-million-ton mark last week. The milestone was attained Wednesday, earlier than expected, officials said, ...

Glenwood mock trial teams take top 2 places

By Staff

Glenwood Springs High School is sending two teams to the state mock trial tournament next month. Glenwood Springs’ A and B teams captured first and second place, respectively, in the West Slope regional tournament that concluded ...

Montrose, Ouray trail proposals reviewed

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Bureau of Land Management planners are seeking feedback on two, single-track trail proposals in Montrose and Ouray counties. The proposals, both under consideration at the BLM’s Uncompahgre Field Office in Montrose, will be open to ...

Police identify woman found dead in hotel

By Staff

The Montrose Police Department released the identity Friday of the woman who was found dead in a Montrose hotel room the day before. Judith R. Keeling, 40, was found unresponsive by hotel staff in her room at the Affordable Inn, 1480 S. ...

Barrett shifts focus this year from Piceance Basin to Utah

By Dennis Webb

Bill Barrett Corp. plans to slow and then discontinue drilling locally this year in order to focus on new operations in Utah. The company said in a news release on its 2010 financial results it plans to operate one rig the first half of the ...

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