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Flight schools to join college in programs

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Western Colorado Community College is set to offer two new programs this fall for would-be pilots. If the programs receive final approval from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the community college will offer a technical ...


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Palisade turnaround earns Diers award from peers around state

By Amy Hamilton

Improved graduation rates, more advanced class offerings and higher-achieving students at Palisade High School haven’t gone unnoticed. Six years ago, Principal Matthew Diers laid out plans to improve student scores, although it meant ...


Software industry poised to get break from online tax

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The software industry cried hardship over a new sales tax on downloaded computer programs Tuesday, but the industry couldn’t provide actual data showing just how the tax is harmful. Their inability to demonstrate hardship ...


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Woman freed in death of infant now in hands of feds

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A woman who remains a suspect in the death of a 4-month-old child last year was released from the Montrose County Jail to the custody of federal immigration officials. Montrose County law enforcement officials were not immediately aware of ...


Bill would expand radiation payments

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Miners and others who dug, hauled and milled uranium after 1971 would be eligible for compassionate payments for terminal illnesses under a bill introduced in Congress. The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act amendments of 2011 would expand ...


Fruita chamber grievance meeting draws quiet crowd

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A crowd of 76 Fruita Chamber of Commerce members had little to say to their board of directors when given the chance Tuesday evening. Just five audience members spoke during a meeting, which had been called to allow concerned members the ...


Hospital fight moves to courtroom

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Opposing attorneys said in court Tuesday their clients’ legal efforts were serving the best interests of Montrose in regards to a recent 50-year lease of Montrose Memorial Hospital to a private, nonprofit ...


Mesa State College’s engineering program gets $100K donation

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Mesa State College’s engineering endowment climbed closer to its goal of $750,000 in donations Tuesday with a $100,000 check from retired engineer S.J. “Arch” Archuleta of Palisade. Archuleta presented the ceremonial ...


Ex-deputy says he was fired over junk dispute; sheriff won’t comment

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy under internal investigation relating to a dispute over junk at his property is no longer employed by the agency, authorities said. Mark Lasley, the man at the center of the spat, said he was ...


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Trucking firm’s plan to develop parcel near river may go to Colorado Supreme Court

By Amy Hamilton

A yearslong battle over zoning and a company’s right to develop its land along the Colorado River has been submitted for review to the Colorado Supreme Court. Brady Trucking, 356 27 1/2 Road, has been stalled in developing nearly 13 ...


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