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IBM official: Big businesses will move jobs to cities with low health care costs

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Communities that fail to work with physicians and insurers to reduce health care costs and improve outcomes could find themselves losing jobs, the man who heads health care transformation for IBM Corp. said. As one of the nation’s ...

Man surrenders in Denver on fraud charges

By Paul Shockley

An East Orchard Mesa man surrendered Thursday to U.S. Marshals in Denver, seven days after he was indicted on charges that he stole more than $3.5 million from a federal benefits and compensation program intended for uranium industry ...

Medicaid hurts college funding, official says

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It’s a short and unhappy story. That’s the way Mark Cavanaugh, chief financial officer for the Colorado Department of Higher Education, describes the future of public higher-education funding. Colorado colleges and universities ...

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Emergency landing in Junction

By Amy Hamilton

Passengers and crew members on a red-eye Virgin America flight from San Francisco to New York were OK after an emergency landing early Thursday morning at Grand Junction Regional Airport, according to Airport Manager Rex Tippetts. At ...

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VA hospital plans parking garage

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Crews demolished two buildings in the northwest corner of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus this week, in anticipation of a new 350-space parking garage to be built within the next two years. The buildings were part of the original ...

President’s speech gets mixed reviews from Colorado delegates

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One Colorado senator hailed President Barack Obama’s job speech Thursday night as a needed tonic for a down national economy while U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said it fell short of encouraging job growth in western Colorado. Sen. ...

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Hot-water lovers revel in family’s dream come true

By Dennis Webb

Larry Dressler and Linda Smith of Boulder enjoy soaking in hot springs “when we can find them,” Dressler said. Thanks to a recommendation from some locals, last week Dressler and his wife found the newly developed Avalanche Ranch ...

Norwood robbers get cash, marijuana

By William Woody

Medical marijuana and thousands of dollars of cash were stolen during a daytime armed robbery of a home near Norwood on Tuesday. The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department and Colorado Bureau of Investigation are looking for two, ...

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Convicted ex-DA turns self in before sentencing in felony case

By Paul Shockley

Convicted felon and former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra surrendered Tuesday night at the Montrose County Jail, revoking his own bond while awaiting sentencing in a bond-violation case. Serra, 49, arrived at the jail at 7 p.m. and ...

GJ police cite success of homeless team

By Amy Hamilton

It’s one success story that Grand Junction Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team, or HOT, would love to replicate again and again. For months, the officers in the three-person team responded to a report of a drunken, homeless ...

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