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‘I wouldn’t be pursuing my master’s degree if I hadn’t joined,’ says recruit

By Staff

As uncertainty surrounding the economy grows, so do lines of younger people at local recruiting offices. They see the military as a viable option to finance an education and keep a steady paycheck. In an economy where families may struggle ...


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As jobs become more uncertain, recruits get older

By Melinda Mawdsley

Ryan Greager has a job. Tomorrow, he admitted, he might not. The uncertainty is tiresome. On Thursday, Greager walked into the local Colorado National Guard recruiting office to talk about the benefits of joining the military. At 28, Greager ...


Restaurant owner blames economy for liquor license problem

By Dennis Webb

A restaurant owner says the poor economy has curbed the appetite of people for dining out and has led to a license dispute with Garfield County over how much of its business constitutes sales of alcohol rather than food. Garfield County ...


Survey shows gaps despite drug prevention success

By Amy Hamilton

As Mesa County has had success fighting drug abuse in adults, thanks to treatment options locally, youths and mothers with children need better care. That is one need identified by the community in a community survey conducted by the Mesa ...


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Mesa State sells kitchen equipment, lighting, even urinals from student center

By Amy Hamilton

A massive industrial-sized stainless steel appliance that steamed vegetables and fish for countless Mesa State College students probably since the 1960s sold for $20. A projector and a screen that professors had used for presentations sold ...


BLM tries to prevent more phony bids for energy leases

By Dennis Webb

After recent events in Utah, Bureau of Land Management officials are taking precautions against possible protesters posing as bidders at an upcoming oil and gas lease sale in Colorado. “We’re fully aware of that situation that ...


Veteran lawyer Milburn is new magistrate

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A longtime Grand Junction trial lawyer will take the oath Monday as the new federal magistrate judge in Grand Junction. Laird Milburn, senior partner at Dufford, Waldeck, Milburn & Krohn, will replace Gudrun Rice, who was appointed to the ...


Biz: Tan In Paradise expanding

By Carrie Marfitano

In these dark economic times, Scott Young has a sunnier disposition than many business owners. The owner of Tan In Paradise, 2478 U.S. Highway 6&50, plans to provide more sun worshippers an early start on their summer tans by opening two ...


Suit alleging jail abuse to be reconsidered

By Dennis Webb

A federal appeals court has ordered a lower court to reconsider a decision granting class-action status to a lawsuit alleging abuses at the Garfield County Jail. Garfield County Attorney Don DeFord said the court’s action Wednesday is a ...


Possible respite from drilling makes Roan advocates happy

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is considering whether to reverse course on the leasing of about 55,000 acres in the Roan Plateau area. Cordoning off the area to drilling or changing lease terms raised questions about millions of dollars paid ...


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