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rally for jobs 091010

A call for energy in creating work

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The 500 attendees at Friday’s Rally for Jobs at Two Rivers Convention Center could pick up lunch, a “We are an energy nation” T-shirt or an organizer-supplied poster board with a slogan such as “Taxes kill jobs” ...

Bishop recovering after bone surgery

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After a significant length of cancerous bone was removed from his left leg, Tillie Bishop began his recovery Friday at a Denver hospital. Bishop, 77, is a 28-year state legislator from Mesa County and a current regent of the University of ...

Horse racing returns today to Montrose

By Staff

MONTROSE — The Montrose County Fairgrounds today hosts the first of two days of horse racing with more than a dozen races scheduled. The racing begins at 1 p.m. this afternoon with various lengths from 200-yard sprints to one-mile ...

Sheriff layoffs 091010

Sheriff to slash jobs

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The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will lay off 27 employees by the end of the year, a byproduct of a sagging county budget that Sheriff Stan Hilkey said could lead to reduced services and longer response times. Hilkey will slash the ...

Military aircraft on display today

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County Regional Airport is hosting its annual Airport Appreciation Day today with a variety of military aircraft from the U.S. Navy and Air Force on display. The event begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. ...

County drops funding for economic agency

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Mesa County’s revenue shortfall has led it to withdraw its financial support for the Grand Junction Economic Partnership. County Commissioner Janet Rowland, who sits on GJEP’s board of directors, notified the economic development ...

Caprock thinkers 090910

Caprock Academy closer to a permanent home

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Caprock Academy could have a permanent building as early as the first day of school in July 2011. Caprock opened in the summer of 2007 and temporarily resided in a church before moving into a series of modular buildings at 640 24 1/2 ...

Rim Rock Drive maintenance work to begin Monday

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People planning to take in the grand views of Colorado National Monument through a drive or hike should prepare for some delays for the next month. The National Park Service will begin road maintenance work Monday that will cover all 26 miles ...

Let Tancredo join debate, supporters tell Club 20

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Club 20’s ruling that candidate Tom Tancredo can’t participate in the organization’s gubernatorial debate could get one final test today. Club 20’s board of directors regularly considers organization policy on the ...

Orchard Avenue Elementary wins Blue Ribbon status

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Orchard Avenue Elementary School on Thursday became the first institution in School District 51 to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Education, according to the school district. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program ...

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