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Senate advances Mesa name bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval to a measure Friday to allow Mesa State College to change its name to Colorado Mesa University. The bill, introduced by Sens. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, and Pat Steadman, ...

Palisade library branch looks to find location in downtown

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The Mesa County Public Library District soon will begin looking for a new home for its Palisade branch in the downtown Palisade area. After a 45-minute discussion in executive session, the district’s Board of Trustees unanimously agreed ...

College Showcase winners named

By Staff

Mesa State College and Western Colorado Community College students showed off projects related to their majors Wednesday at the 2011 Student Showcase More than 100 students competed in Wednesday’s showcase with projects ranging from ...

Grand Junction Red Cross volunteers heading to Alabama

By Staff

Two volunteers were to leave Grand Junction this morning, driving a Red Cross emergency-response vehicle to tornado-battered Alabama. Volunteers Joe and Sandy Whitley of the Western Colorado Chapter of the Red Cross are bound for Hoover, ...

For The Record, April 30, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Alex and Melissa Brooks, Grand Junction, a daughter, March 25. Derek and Amy Hrubes, Grand Junction, a daughter, March 25. Bob and Meydo Cooling, Montrose, a son, March 27. Doug and Melinda Lewis, De ...

Spiritual program graduates its first class after 2 years

By Rachel Sauer

The end, they acknowledged, was just the beginning. It had been two years of Wednesday nights, of prayers and journal entries, of talking, of listening and, most importantly, of gazing outward but searching inward. It’s a surprising, ...

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Building condition infuriates owner

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Clientele who frequented Boomers at 436 Main St. wouldn’t recognize it today. The bar that stretched along the back wall is gone. The bathrooms have been ripped out, leaving a row of exposed pipes as the only evidence they ...

Reviews mixed on royal wedding gown

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

People were either blissfully bleary-eyed or apathetically well-rested Friday morning after the live broadcast of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s marriage in Westminster Abbey. “I thought overall it was stunning and beautiful ...

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Case dropped against trucker in fatal crash

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors Friday dismissed charges against an Illinois trucker accused of causing a fatal traffic accident on Interstate 70 last June, citing the death of a key witness and new revelations from another witness. The dismissal came as an ...

Tuition won’t fund Mesa name change, Foster says

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Tuition and state funds will not pay for Mesa State College’s pending name change, according to Mesa State President Tim Foster. Foster testified Thursday before the Senate Education Committee that other sources, such as rent money the ...

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