Western Colorado

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Logo part of district’s bid to sway minds, perhaps votes

By Staff

In a perfect world, the ultimate benefit of a successful rebranding and marketing campaign for School District 51 could be to sway voters the next time the school district asks them to approve a bond measure. “Obviously, that’s ...

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Sheriff to provide tracking bracelets

By Staff

MONTROSE — When the parents of a mentally challenged Montrose woman discovered she was missing in May, they went through days of agony before she was found safe. Their anxiety might have lasted only minutes if she had been wearing a ...

Disc golfers tee off in annual charity tourney

By Staff

There were finesse players and power players, drivers and putters but not one golf ball to be had Sunday at Palisade’s Riverbend Park, site of the Ice Bowl disc golf tournament.  Sixty-five disc golfers battled in seven to win ...

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For Fruita Bridge, the cure may be worse than the disease

By Staff

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the old Fruita Bridge. City engineers received word last week that the Colorado Historical Society might pull the $200,000 it promised Fruita ...

Firm mines Australian opportunity

By Staff

When Delta resident Robert Proctor learned a local company was recruiting experienced coal miners to work in Australia, he knew it was an opportunity he could not pass up. Though Proctor, 43, was hesitant to leave his wife and daughter behind ...

‘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 ...

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