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Library’s Palisade plans hit a snag

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The Mesa County Public Library District scuttled plans to relocate the Palisade branch library into a former coffee shop downtown after concluding the price tag to improve the building is too high. The library Board of Trustees voted last ...

Tipton, Colorado senators back troop withdrawal

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It’s time to begin looking at reducing the United States’ military commitment in Afghanistan, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said, opening the door to agreement with President Obama. Tipton also is in agreement with ...

Medical pot question not certified for Palisade ballot

By Charles Ashby

Petitions to get a question on the Palisade ballot this fall to ban the town’s only medical marijuana dispensary have not been certified, town officials said Wednesday. Petitions containing 187 signatures to put a question on the ballot ...

Tipton takes on Geithner over ending tax breaks

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sparred Wednesday on the Obama administration’s desire to revert to the Clinton-era tax code for high earners. Eliminating the Bush tax cuts and going back to the ...


Mesa State College, Community Hospital tout land deal

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Mesa State College plans to expand north and Community Hospital plans to move west, pending a real estate deal between the two neighbors. The college and the hospital have flirted for years with the idea of Mesa State purchasing the ...


Father suspect in infant son’s death, DA says

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man is the prime suspect in an investigation of a child’s death and is “highly likely” to be charged with first-degree murder in the case, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger told a judge Wednesday. Dartanin ...

Coloradans are using less water, study shows

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A study shows many Colorado water utilities are providing less water to more households than they did in 1990, suggesting population growth and water supply are not as closely tied as has been believed. “This is a significant ...

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Off limits: Parking spots reserved for new hotel

By Charles Ashby

Downtown shoppers looking for on-street parking won’t be allowed to do so in front of a new hotel that recently opened there, at least not at certain times. That’s because the city installed signs around the new SpringHill Suites ...

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Sheriff deputizes 2 canine officers

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County Sheriff’s Department recently added a pair of four-legged deputies whose talents lie in detecting narcotics and tracking people. Search dogs Oxx, a Belgian Malinois, and Ivan, a Dutch shepherd, were ...

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Legislative map blurs district lines

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, would not be able to drive from one end of her House district to the other without going through Rep. Ray Scott’s district. Montrose Republican Rep. Don Coram, meanwhile, would no longer come north to ...

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