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Next location of body farm to be remote, president says

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The effort to find a new home for Mesa State College’s body farm will focus on a remote location. That’s the vow of college President Tim Foster, who announced Thursday that the college is pulling the plug on what would have been ...


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Thief steals cans from clients of group home

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Some residents at Mesa Developmental Services were crushed when they discovered several bags of aluminum cans missing from their recycling trailer Monday morning. “It hurts their hard work and their pride,” said Melissa Atchley, ...


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Grand Junction jobless rate hits 9.4%

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Grand Junction unemployment hit a current-recession high in January, climbing to 9.4 percent in the metropolitan area. The area was just beginning to experience sweeping job losses in January 2009, when the unemployment rate in Grand Junction ...


Blasting did not set off I-70 rockslide, officials say

By Charles Ashby

State road crews had done some minor work inside the Hanging Lake Tunnels weeks before Monday’s rockslide on Interstate 70, but that work had nothing to do with the incident, Colorado Department of Transportation officials said ...


Colorado unemployment fund out of money, but still paying

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Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund has been broke for nearly two months, but those receiving unemployment checks need not worry their mailbox will be empty anytime soon. The fund officially ran out of state money Jan. 20, but ...


Bebb-Jones fighting extradition to U.S. in slaying of wife

By Paul Shockley

An attorney for a man accused of killing his wife in western Colorado told a judge Wednesday that a life sentence would be “inhuman” for his client, according to a British media report. Ben Cooper, who is fighting 46-year-old ...


Contingency fund will pay I-70 rockslide repair bill

By Charles Ashby

It’s too soon to tell how much it will cost to repair damage done to Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon because of a rockslide or how long it will take to fix it, Colorado Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday. But rest ...


Briefs: March 11, 2010

By Staff

Farm and Ranch Day on Saturday The third annual Farm and Ranch Day will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Coop Country, 1650 U.S. Highway 6&50 in Fruita. A free lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be presentations ...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA EDIBLES V

Pot bill opens door to health inspections

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Medical marijuana sellers that bake the product into food could soon face the same checks for sanitary kitchen conditions that restaurants experience. House Bill 1284, which lays out regulations and licensing processes for medical marijuana ...


No charges in threat against Palisade mayor

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Palisade police will not pursue criminal charges against the owner of a local bar who posted a message on Facebook indicating elected town officials, including the mayor, were “overdue” for an “(expletive) ...


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