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Unemployment insurance likely to rise in 2011

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Lisa Mullen got a nasty surprise when she opened her mail Wednesday morning. A letter from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment informed her that her premium for unemployment insurance was more than doubling, from 1.22 percent of ...

Tight cap on ozone levels could affect GJ

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will tighten caps on ozone levels, but the point at which a new threshold will be set is tightly guarded, state and federal officials said Wednesday. Depending on how tight the restriction is set, ...

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Eastgate City Market swarmed by close-out shoppers

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Eager bargain shoppers at the Eastgate City Market were snatching up deals this week on literally everything, from toilet paper to vitamins. Every item in the store — excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards — was marked 50 ...

Mayer, former college president, dies at 82

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Dr. Dennis “Denny” Mayer, a just-retired chairman of the Colorado National Monument Association, died Dec. 2. He was 82 years old. Mayer, also a former president of Colorado Mountain College and of Mount San Jacinto College in ...

$500,000 grant goes to Riverfront Trail fund

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Mesa County received a $500,000 grant Wednesday to help build a portion of the Colorado Riverfront Trail. The money, from Great Outdoors Colorado, will help pay for the design and construction of a 2.7-mile stretch of the ...


Quintet shooting for New York debut

By Melinda Mawdsley

Five Mesa State College students have the potential to have a very merry holiday season. Emily Prock, Nathan Peterson, Cody Jones, Alena Ruiz and Holly Longmore are finalists in a national singing competition with a shot to win an ...

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Man found dead after fire call on Elm Ave.

By Paul Shockley

Mark Berkley’s grease-stained fingers flipped through a Rolodex, searching for his friend and former fellow drag-racing enthusiast. The card read, “Racer Ron.” Berkley said he last saw Ronald Kennon, who was found dead ...

After missteps, Mesa County hires health director

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The director of a health department in eastern Nebraska formally agreed to become Mesa County’s public health director, weeks after turmoil within the county caused him to reconsider taking the job. Jeff Kuhr, the current director of ...

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Man charged with assault after allegedly using pepper spray

By Staff

MONTROSE — A Montrose County man accused of spraying a neighbor with pepper spray prior to a shooting incident last month was charged formally Wednesday with second-degree assault, injury with a deadly weapon. Paul Johnson, 66, of ...

Blotter, Dec. 9, 2010

By Staff

Fire damages home A mobile home in the 2900 block of Texas Avenue was damaged by fire Wednesday afternoon, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The fire caused significant smoke ...

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