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Club 20 takes no position on Prop. 103

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Western Slope advocacy organization Club 20 opted to take no position on a proposal to boost sales taxes to increase spending on education. The organization’s board struggled Friday with whether to support Proposition 103, which state ...

Western Slope events to commemorate 9/11

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The terrorist attacks on American soil a decade ago will be remembered Sunday with a series of events ranging from a flag raising at sunrise in Rifle to a memorial in Stocker Stadium, a run/walk in memory of first responders to the Twin Towers ...

Controversial captain to lead 9/11 event

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U.S. Navy Capt. Owen Honors, who will serve as master of ceremonies at the Patriot Day Remembrance Memorial on Sunday at Stocker Stadium, was in Grand Junction two days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Honors, then a Navy pilot, led a ...


Alleged Montrose kidnap victim testifies

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose man Andrew Williams Jr. sat silently in court Thursday as the man he is accused of kidnapping at gunpoint testified he was beaten by Williams in a remote area west of town. Williams, 28, has been charged with ...

IBM official: Big businesses will move jobs to cities with low health care costs

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Communities that fail to work with physicians and insurers to reduce health care costs and improve outcomes could find themselves losing jobs, the man who heads health care transformation for IBM Corp. said. As one of the nation’s ...

Man surrenders in Denver on fraud charges

By Paul Shockley

An East Orchard Mesa man surrendered Thursday to U.S. Marshals in Denver, seven days after he was indicted on charges that he stole more than $3.5 million from a federal benefits and compensation program intended for uranium industry ...

Medicaid hurts college funding, official says

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It’s a short and unhappy story. That’s the way Mark Cavanaugh, chief financial officer for the Colorado Department of Higher Education, describes the future of public higher-education funding. Colorado colleges and universities ...

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Emergency landing in Junction

By Amy Hamilton

Passengers and crew members on a red-eye Virgin America flight from San Francisco to New York were OK after an emergency landing early Thursday morning at Grand Junction Regional Airport, according to Airport Manager Rex Tippetts. At ...

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VA hospital plans parking garage

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Crews demolished two buildings in the northwest corner of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus this week, in anticipation of a new 350-space parking garage to be built within the next two years. The buildings were part of the original ...

President’s speech gets mixed reviews from Colorado delegates

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One Colorado senator hailed President Barack Obama’s job speech Thursday night as a needed tonic for a down national economy while U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said it fell short of encouraging job growth in western Colorado. Sen. ...

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