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2010 Mesa County fair sets attendance record

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The 2010 Mesa County Fair rebuffed the recession to enjoy its highest attendance ever, a fact organizers attribute to low entrance fees and new events they say proved popular with revelers. A total of 56,878 people passed through the Mesa ...

School board to forgo bond issue on ballot

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District 51 School Board members voted Monday afternoon not to place a question on the Nov. 2 ballot. The school district asked the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder in July to hold a space on the November ballot in case District 51 decided to ...

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Agency verifies passage of pikeminnow through diversion structure

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The travel of the first two endangered Colorado pikeminnow through the 3-year-old fish passage in De Beque Canyon has been verified. The pikeminnows, one male and one female, passed through the fish passage this month, soon after a detection ...

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Fame is a drain, Joe the Plumber says

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Joe Wurzelbacher, the Ohio man better known as Joe the Plumber, cajoled and charmed about 125 people in front of the old Mesa County Courthouse on Monday. “I hate politics,” Wurzelbacher told the mostly tea-party-related crowd at ...

Man believed to have died in fire

By Dennis Webb

A witness says a burning barrel of trash appears to have been the cause of a fire believed to have killed a man in a mobile home near New Castle Sunday. Brit McLin, chief of the Burning Mountains Fire Department, said Monday it was his ...

Ritter appoints prosecutor to Montrose County judgeship

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MONTROSE — Gov. Bill Ritter announced Friday that retiring Montrose County Judge John J. Mitchel will be replaced by Jerry Joe Montgomery, assistant district attorney for the 7th Judicial District, effective Jan. 11. According to a ...

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Technology keeps teachers up-to-date

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Textbooks can’t keep up when information changes as fast as technology allows. That’s why Shawn Gregg, a ninth-grade science teacher at Fruita 8–9 School, adapted his teaching techniques to keep up. Last year, his students ...

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Coal miners fear for jobs

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More than 300 people, most of them coal miners or people tied to the industry, on Monday urged the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to reject plans to wean electricity generation off coal. The commission heard dozens of speakers in an ...

Baby boy killed in crash near Glenwood

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A 1-year-old boy died in a car accident west of Glenwood Springs on Sunday morning after he was ejected from his car seat, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Isaac Alessandro was pronounced dead at the scene of the rollover, which ...


Friends, family remember slain man, seek answers

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Friends and relatives of a man fatally shot by a Colorado State Patrol trooper shared tears, stories and a common desire Sunday night: to see accountability for Jason Kemp’s death. More than 30 people gathered on the steps of the Mesa ...

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