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2 die in interstate collision

By Staff

A man and a woman died Sunday morning after a semitrailer rear-ended the sport utility vehicle in which they were traveling on Interstate 70 near the Utah line. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 2011 International semitrailer was ...

Sentence upheld in dragging death of dog at monument

By Paul Shockley

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a three-year prison sentence for a Grand Junction man convicted in the dragging death of a dog, rejecting an argument the sentence was too harsh because of his intelligence level. Steven Clay ...

Bank robbery attempt has Palisade talking

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Steve Neff thought it was a joke. A bank robbery in Palisade? There’s no way, he thought. But it was true. And as the news sank in Saturday that a person had attempted to rob Palisades National Bank at 600 W. Eighth St., Neff became a ...

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New Montrose schools leader excited for new year

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Today is the first day of school in Montrose, and new RE-1J School District Superintendent Mark MacHale brims with optimism. He said he chooses to embrace the resources that he has, not bemoan and make excuses about what he ...

Colorado Mesa moves up on Forbes’ colleges list

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Colorado Mesa University ranked 537th this year in Forbes magazine’s annual America’s Top Colleges list. The Forbes lists ranks nearly 10 percent of the nation’s approximately 6,600 higher education institutions based on ...

Operations viewed positively, Encana says of survey

By Dennis Webb

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., says a survey of community members, landowners, government leaders and others in Colorado and three other states found it is viewed favorably by a 5-to-1 ratio among those aware of its operations. Three of ...

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Though they are few in number, certain religious believers find solace

By Rachel Sauer

Hers is the only light on so early, a muted square of gold in a dark blue,  5-in-the-morning neighborhood. She moves easily around her home in practiced patterns, securing her white sari at her waist, tracing a finger dipped in yellow ...

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University gears up to solve its specialty license plate problem

By Charles Ashby

Motorists who have an old Mesa State College specialty plate on their cars may have to wait awhile before they can upgrade to reflect the school’s new name: Colorado Mesa University. That’s because university officials still are ...

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Peach fest draws from near and far

By Paul Shockley

They like Palisade peaches in Gillette, Wyo. Same goes for Denver and Boulder. Gary Caletti, 61, of Monument, arrived in town Friday with his wife for his first taste of the Palisade Peach Festival, and he liked it so much, they stayed a ...

Gunman flees failed robbery

By Paul Shockley

An armed man remained at large Saturday night after he tried to rob a Palisade bank, then held a gun to a police officer’s head and took his gun, authorities said. The suspect who was inside Palisades National Bank, 600 W. Eighth St., ...

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