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070210 June weather

June weather typical: hot, very little rainfall

By Charles Ashby

Last month’s weather was pretty average for a June, as far as local temperature and precipitation go, a local meteorologist says. The only problem with the month’s weather, however, was all of its rain came on the same day, June ...

070210 8a jobs

Public hears of company’s possible move to Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Would an airplane-manufacturing business fly in Montrose? That’s what Montrose County officials asked its residents Thursday night during a public meeting that drew an overflow crowd to the Pioneer Room at the Montrose ...

Peacock leaves county 07011

Mesa County administrator to step down

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Mesa County Administrator Jon Peacock said Thursday he will resign later this month, adding the decision to leave to tend to personal family matters was the hardest one he has made during his five years on the job. Peacock told county ...

StarTek to lay off 33 workers

By Charles Ashby

The StarTek call center on North Avenue told 33 of its workers Thursday they would be laid off as of Aug. 31. But while the Denver-based company isn’t closing the facility just yet, it may gradually let go of the remaining 120 employees ...

Change in lease law cuts county budgets

By Dennis Webb

Millions of dollars in federal mineral-lease distributions for Mesa and Garfield counties last year are cutting sharply into the payments in lieu of taxes they are receiving from the U.S. government this year. John “Chip” Taylor ...

New medical marijuana law clear only in cities with bans

By Charles Ashby

The effect of new medical-marijuana regulations that go into effect today depends on whether local governments even intend to use them. That’s because the first thing the new law requires is for localities to decide whether they even ...

BAILEY William

Shooting victim made ‘bad decision’

By Paul Shockley

A man who was shot Monday outside a home in Gateway told investigators he drove from Florida intent on getting inside the home to retrieve firearms ammunition he claimed belonged to him, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. William ...

063010 I-70 Rollover 2

Family visiting Grand Junction injured in rollover

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A van carrying a family traveling from Minnesota to Grand Junction to visit relatives rolled on Interstate 70 Wednesday afternoon, ejecting a teenager and sending several people to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening ...

WISE Tinauris

Trucker: Rig had stalled eight hours before fatal crash

By Paul Shockley

An Illinois man facing a criminally negligent-homicide charge told authorities his tractor-trailer had been broken down on the side of Interstate 70 for nearly eight hours Tuesday before a fatal accident occurred near his truck. Tinauris C. ...

063010 Cameo solar plant

Launch of Cameo solar project celebrated

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Xcel Energy’s coal-fired power plant at Cameo and a demonstration solar project that became operational at the site this spring are likely to shut down at the end of this year, according to an Xcel official. That doesn’t rule out ...

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