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Souvenir time?  ‘Mesa State’ gear marked down before name change

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Every Mesa State College shirt, water bottle, cap, blanket and dog dish in the College Bookstore is the last of its kind. The bookstore stopped ordering Mesa State merchandise in anticipation of Gov. John Hickenlooper signing a bill Monday ...

Anzelmo to retire on July 1

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Efforts to upgrade Colorado National Monument to a national park will go forward without Superintendent Joan Anzelmo, who will retire July 1. Anzelmo announced her retirement Wednesday, marking the end of a 35-year career in the National Park ...

Conservative alliance to host Colorado secretary of state for meeting tonight

By Staff

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler will speak tonight to the Western Slope Conservative Alliance. Gessler made headlines on several fronts since taking office in January, including his decision, which he later withdrew, to continue ...

Montrose festival goes on as costs, fees increase

By William Woody

MONTROSE — It is costing organizers 10 times more to put on the weekly event, and vendors will pay higher fees to be part of the festivities, but Main in Motion begins its 10th season in downtown Montrose this evening. Despite the ...

Tipton, Obama find slice of common ground at White House parley on budget

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said he and President Obama had a short moment of agreement Wednesday when House Republicans visited the White House. Obama met the House Republicans a day after the House rejected a bill to increase the ...

Mesa State OK’d for alcohol at events

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa State College received the go-ahead Wednesday to offer alcohol at its College Center and at three sports arenas. The license would in effect allow the college’s food and beverage vendor, Sodexo, to sell alcohol to the general ...

Bobby bashes Loma gig, too

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The man who last week canceled a free country music festival that was scheduled for later this month at the Mesa County Fairgrounds is nixing a classic rock festival that was slated for Loma later this year. “It does not fit into our ...


Riverfront Trail sections swamped

By Amy Hamilton

Rising water along the Colorado River has swamped some sections of the Colorado Riverfront Trail, closing it to bicyclists and pedestrians. Closed sections include a segment from the Blue Heron II parking lot east to the Glacier Ice Arena. ...

Guv coming to Grand Junction to sign college name-change bill

By Staff

Gov. John Hickenlooper will come to Grand Junction to sign the bill that will change Mesa State College’s name to Colorado Mesa University. The signing event will begin at 8 a.m. Monday in the College Center, and Hickenlooper is ...

Mesa Theater to reopen gradually

By Melinda Mawdsley

When Mesa Theater & Club owner David Prather closed the business in January, he advertised a summer return. Summer is almost here, and Prather plans to reopen, but he will do it on a smaller scale, at least initially. After a complete ...

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