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Workforce center swamped with jobseekers — but not jobs

By Carrie Marfitano

The resource center at the Mesa County Workforce Center was busy early Wednesday. Nearly every computer station was in use and a steady stream of job searchers stopped by the front desk to sign in. Workforce Center Supervisor Gilbert Lujan ...


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Vet finds war buddy

By Staff

Every night, Vietnam veterans Victor Rosales and Norman Samples close their eyes and revisit a bit of hell. They smell the jungle, taste the damp air and feel fear. “We don’t want to go to sleep, because we relive our ...


King gains support for officials’ ouster over oil, gas rules

By Dennis Webb

Twenty-one fellow Republican state lawmakers joined state Rep. Steve King in calling for Gov. Bill Ritter to replace two men involved in rewriting Colorado’s oil and gas rules. The Grand Junction Republican sent a letter this week ...


Clothing donations to Goodwill can bring discounts on popular cosmetics

By Melinda Mawdsley

Even Herberger’s store manager Lynnette Summy uses coupons to stock up on cosmetics sold at her stores. Until March 24, Herberger’s will reward customers with up to a 20 percent discount on spring merchandise when they donate ...


Emissions goal costly, utility says

By Dennis Webb

Meeting Gov. Bill Ritter’s goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions could cost Coloradans $1 billion a year for power by the target date of 2020, Holy Cross Energy says. The electric utility, based in Glenwood Springs, says the ...


Dog helps group avert tragedy on weekend trip

By Dennis Webb

A 14-year-old dog feted in Arvada on Wednesday for its life-saving actions near New Castle over the weekend took the accolades in stride, an observer said. Kelley Weir, a spokesperson for the American Humane Association, said 70-pound Kenai, ...


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County unemployment rate jumps seventeen percent

By Carrie Marfitano

Mesa County’s unemployment rate jumped from 4.7 percent in December to 5.5 percent in January. The 0.8 percentage-point increase translates into a jump of 17 percent in the jobless rate. The numbers, released by the Colorado Department ...


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Lands bill suffers setback in House

By Amy Hamilton

A bill that enjoyed some bipartisan support and seemed set for approval, setting aside nearly 276,000 acres in Mesa County as wilderness and conservation areas, was narrowly defeated Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The ...


Rising supply and demand keeps benefits agency busy

By Staff

The working poor and the unemployed of Mesa County are increasingly lining up for benefits. Not only are more people holding their hand out, but the benefits they receive are increasing because of President Barack Obama’s economic ...


College’s candidate for WCCC post has rocky past

By Staff

A woman whom Mesa State College is considering to head the Western Colorado Community College campus was removed from her last position over allegations of mismanaging funds. Christine Johnson was president of the Community College of Denver ...


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