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Bicyclists seek monument for pro race venue in 2012

By Amy Hamilton

Some local bicyclists and city leaders still recall the frenetic fervor of the 1980s-era Coors International Bike Classic with its epic stage race across Colorado National Monument. At the time, a cadre of the world’s elite riders flew ...


Affidavit: Woman felt ‘hostage’ to DA

By Paul Shockley

One of three women allegedly victimized by Seventh Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra told investigators the prosecutor exposed himself to her 25 to 35 times while demanding and receiving sexual favors in his office for more than two years, ...


Commissioner fined in ‘personal little tea party’

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis paid a $78 fine after his conviction Thursday in a court trial stemming from a $50 boating ticket. A two-man, one-woman jury found Meis guilty of a petty offense, permitting a person under age 16 to operate ...

Legislators pick leaders; no West Slopers

By Charles Ashby

Republicans and Democrats in the Colorado House and Senate elected themselves new leaders Thursday, and not one of them represents the largest geographical area of the state, the Western Slope. For the Republicans, all of their new leaders ...

District 51 bracing for even steeper budget cuts

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Less than a year removed from slicing $10.5 million from its budget, School District 51 may have to make more tough choices in formulating a 2011–12 budget. December and March state revenue forecasts will paint a clearer picture of what ...

Tourism picks up in mid-2010; businesses hope trend continues

By Amy Hamilton

It’s little surprise that many tourism-related businesses in the Grand Valley didn’t fare as well this year compared with years past. While the recession has taken its toll, some indicators show tourism picked up in this ...

Veterans Day parade to be Saturday in Grand Junction; more activities follow

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More than 44 entries, including bands from Central and Fruita high schools, will be in the Veterans Day parade on Saturday through downtown Grand Junction. Several more activities are scheduled through the week leading up to the observance of ...

Montrose Hospital sides agree to negotiate

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Negotiation teams from Montrose County and Montrose Memorial Hospital will begin meeting Monday afternoon to resolve issues that resulted in a sharp, public spat between the county commission and the hospital board. Unlike the public fight ...

Three local schools targeted for state oversight

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R-5 High School and Rim Rock and Chatfield elementary schools will have to improve in the next five years or risk closure. The state board of education Wednesday adopted recommendations to have R-5 create a “turnaround plan and have ...

Voters choose to retain judges at state, county levels

By Staff

Mesa County voters chose this week to retain three local judges, while residents statewide came to the same conclusion for three state Supreme Court justices and four state Court of Appeals judges. Voters agreed 56 percent to 27 percent ...

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