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Multiple sclerosis patient will take treatments in Costa Rica

By Amy Hamilton

Multiple sclerosis will have to try harder to get the best of Mary Posta. Thanks to an outpouring of donations in the past 10 months, the 59-year-old Ridgway woman is slated to receive adult stem-cell treatments at a clinic in Costa Rica in ...

County clerk says she’ll run for treasurer

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Term-limited Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Janice Rich will announce later this week that she is running for county treasurer. Rich recently sent an invitation to supporters inviting them to attend the Mesa County Republicans’ monthly ...

Bank retiree to run for House District 54 seat

By Charles Ashby

A Democrat plans to throw her hat into the race for House District 54. Grand Junction resident Claudette Konola has filed her paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office. Though she plans to hold a press conference later this month ...

Montrose man, 86, dies from burns in house fire

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An elderly Montrose man who was severely burned in a fire at his home Sunday died early Monday morning, authorities said. Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield said 86-year-old Richard Swyhart died in a burn unit at the University of ...

Student of the Week: Hannah Tredway, PHS senior

By Staff

Name: Hannah Tredway School: Palisade High School GPA: 4.3 After-school activities: Tutoring, softball. Favorite book: “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. Favorite TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy.” Favorite Web ...

Area births and marriages, through Jan. 6, 2010

By Staff

— Births Delta County Memorial Hospital: Sara Westin, Paonia, a son, Dec. 12. Chris and Meryn Harris, Cedaredge, a daughter, Dec. 22. Larry and Chelsea Witte, Montrose, a daughter, Dec. 23. Justin and Brittni Norton, Delta, a son, ...

State readies drilling plan for Rio Blanco nuclear site

By Staff

State regulators are preparing a plan for dealing with natural gas development near a Rio Blanco County underground nuclear blast site. Dave Neslin, director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, said the state has received a ...

Man accused of kidnapping, burglary in domestic cases

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A Clifton man on parole was advised Monday he could face felony domestic-violence charges in connection with allegations that he terrorized two women in the past six months. Authorities say Randy Salazar, 20, broke into one woman’s home ...

Agreement allows county to finish trail under 32 Road

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The Mesa County Commission on Monday signed a contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation that will allow the county to build another link in the Colorado Riverfront Trail, underneath 32 Road. The contract gives the county the ...

Smoker ignites his oxygen tank

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A Montrose man suffered severe burns across 30 to 40 percent of his body and was flown to a Denver hospital Sunday after he sparked a fire at his home while smoking and using oxygen, authorities said. The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. at ...

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