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City considers giving land to Zoological Quest for zoo

By Amy Hamilton

A zoo in the Grand Valley isn’t likely to be located in a portion of Matchett Park, a city-owned, 200-acre parcel of open space off F Road near 29 Road, according to city officials. However, city leaders may be more willing to donate a ...

Supporters of Prop 102 fined $12,000 for violations

By Charles Ashby

The issue committee that backed Proposition 102 on last fall’s ballot was fined $12,200 Wednesday for campaign reporting violations. Proposition 102, which failed 62 percent to 38 percent, would have done away with the 10 pre-trial ...

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State OKs uranium mill near Naturita

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Construction on a $150 million uranium mill in the west end of Montrose County could begin toward the end of this year now that the project has cleared a major hurdle. The radiation program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and ...

Getting It Right, Jan. 6, 2011

By Staff

A Bill Grant column on Page 4A Wednesday incorrectly identified the secretary of Interior in 2003. It should have said Secretary of Interior Gale Norton.  ...

Ritter takes CSU job to develop new energy

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter will have a new job when he leaves office next week. Though the governor had fielded numerous “lucrative” offers from several state and national law firms and private foundations, the Democrat has decided to stick ...

Montrose experiments with moving workers to 4-day week

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Beginning March 14, employees with the city of Montrose will be switching over from a traditional five-day work week to a four-day work schedule in an effort to boost efficiency between the city government and its ...

Salazar takes job as state’s new ag leader

By Charles Ashby

Former U.S. Rep. John Salazar will take the job as agriculture commissioner when Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper takes office next week. At the same time, Mike King, the Montrose native who took over as head of the Colorado Department of Natural ...

Measles exposure in Mesa County

By Staff

Anyone who dined at the Olive Garden near Mesa Mall between 6:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 28 may have been exposed to measles. People at the restaurant at that time showing symptoms of the highly contagious disease are encouraged to contact their ...

Pipes burst, water damages college center

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Burst water pipes in the new Mesa State College Center doused several rooms on the west side of the building this weekend. A reason has not been determined for why and how the pipes froze and broke, college spokeswoman Dana Nunn said. The ...

Fruita allows property owner to add horses to pasture

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A Fruita landowner can keep additional horses on his property under a conditional-use permit protested by some neighbors but approved by the Fruita City Council Tuesday night. Council members voted 4-2 to grant the permit to Cory Potter, who ...

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