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House OKs bill on concussions, athletes’ safety

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Coaches would be required to know if a player is showing signs of a concussion, and must pull that athlete from play if they do, under a bill approved in the Colorado House on Monday. Supporters of the measure say it is ...

Rifle takes economic development regional

By Dennis Webb

In a sign of the times, a number of governments in Garfield County are turning their focus toward economic development. “When things are going great, you don’t pay any attention to it,” Sally Brands, a board member of the ...

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Montrose couple found dead

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Law enforcement authorities are looking for a man age 19 or 20 for questioning in the deaths of a couple found Monday morning at 16378 6030 Road. “At 7:58 ... we received a 911 call from a 15-year-old male who reported ...

City hires new vendor for public golf courses

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members were pleased to usher in a new food and beverage vendor for two city golf courses. Two Miles. LLP, run by Miles Blackford, the chef at Dream Cafe, was approved as the contractor for the Tiara Rado Golf ...

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Taiwanese pianist wins young artist competition

By Melinda Mawdsley

The power of the piano was unleashed Sunday. With styles that were equally aggressive and enchanting, the three finalists in the annual Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition wowed an audience — and judges — ...

15 apply for county administrator position

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Four months after trying and failing to agree on a new county administrator, Mesa County commissioners are giving it another go and plan to interview candidates next month. The county is accepting applications through Friday. As of the end of ...

Parties cancel each other out in Statehouse

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — As the 2011 legislative session reached its midway point last week, the only thing lawmakers from both parties agreed they’ve been really successful at so far has been in killing each other’s bills. As of today, the ...

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Beekeepers drawn to new area group

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The room was buzzing as nearly four-dozen people gathered recently to discuss starting a beekeepers association in the Grand Valley. “We were really surprised at how many people showed up,” said Ryan Hudson, who teaches bee ...

Measure would put courts in bail bond business

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Judicial districts around the state could go into the bail-bonding business under a bill that has private bail bonders worried their industry is under attack. A bill working its ways through the Colorado Legislature would allow ...

Western Slope politicians make some headway

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Despite the number of bills that have been killed right out of the chute so far in the 2011 session, at least two local lawmakers had some success in getting their ideas passed. Freshmen Reps. Don Coram, R-Montrose, and Ray ...

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