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St. Mary’s nurses anticipate first baby of 2011

By Melinda Mawdsley

The push to be the first Mesa County baby of 2011 is here — pun intended. All was quiet on the sixth floor of St. Mary’s Hospital on Thursday, but the labor and delivery nurses who walked the halls were very aware that the New ...

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Heavy snow, bitter cold in forecast

By Melinda Mawdsley

Don’t be surprised to wake up to winter today. All of western Colorado and Eastern Utah is under a winter storm warning until Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. In other words, those who have ...

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By accident, Anzelmo finds calling

By Amy Hamilton

In many ways Joan Anzelmo is still working on a decades-old promise to roll out the welcome mat for foreign tourists. The road that led Anzelmo to serve as superintendent of one of the Grand Valley’s most scenic attractions, Colorado ...

Women aim high, look to the future

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It’s undeniable women have made strides in business. Female names make up nearly half the nonfarm payroll population in the United States. They’re the majority at most colleges and earn more degrees than men at every degree level ...

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Bland plays big role at Catholic Outreach

By Amy Hamilton

The house at 248 White Ave. long ago was torn down, but the mission that percolated there has snowballed since Sister Karen Bland entered the scene. Grand Valley Catholic Outreach emerged as two Franciscan sisters feeding the homeless, ...

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Cold returns in time for ice-climbing festival

By William Woody

OURAY — With the recent warm spell ended, ice park officials have been able to build upon the rock walls of Box Canyon. “Climbers from across the globe continue to roll into the park daily to climb areas that opened on December ...

Child hospitalized with flu; Mesa County offering vaccinations

By Melinda Mawdsley

Local officials are using Wednesday’s news that a small child was hospitalized with influenza to remind Mesa County residents the flu season is likely beginning locally and there is still time to get vaccinated if desired. The following ...

Colorado minimum wage rising to $7.36

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The minimum wage will increase in seven states, including Colorado, on New Year’s Day. Colorado will have the second-largest increase in the group, 11 cents, making the state’s minimum wage $7.36. Washington workers will get the ...

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Butterflies are free, but their care isn’t; gardens need help

By Amy Hamilton

As outdoor plants winter at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, officials there are seeking donations to keep operations flourishing through the new year. Applying for and receiving grants and sponsorships for special projects and events ...

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Family reeling after house fire kills pet

By Paul Shockley

Grateful for MacKenzie, they grieved Chloe on Orchard Mesa Wednesday. One of Phyllis Casteel’s miniature dachshunds, MacKenzie, took shelter from the cold inside her owner’s jacket on the morning after a fire gutted the Casteel ...

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