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Clerk certifies petition to oust Palisade mayor

By Charles Ashby

Palisade Town Clerk Carol Speakman certified Wednesday there were enough valid signatures on a petition to recall Mayor Dave Walker. Speakman said of the 193 signatures turned into the town last week, 169 were from valid registered voters. ...

Colorado gets a C in math standards

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Finding a job applicant for openings at Western Slope Industries Inc. isn’t tough for company president H. Merritt Kinsey. Finding one that knows math well enough to be a machinist is another matter. Kinsey, who hired several people ...

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Firm shuts off ditch without telling users beforehand

By Amy Hamilton

Tempers of some Pear Park residents have been boiling over in the past two weeks after irrigation water unexpectedly was turned off and summer temperatures scorched their lawns and gardens. One hundred-nineteen shares of irrigation water that ...

May’s guv robocall causes complaints

By Charles Ashby

Several Dan Maes’ supporters have lodged complaints this week about robocalls supporting Scott McInnis in the GOP race for governor, but it all may be a misunderstanding. The callers complain that someone claiming to be Dan Maes is ...

More charges in fatal crash

By Paul Shockley

A Rifle man has been charged in connection with a fatal rollover traffic accident June 29 in which another man faces a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Richard Carlson, 48, was issued a felony summons on suspicion of careless driving ...

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EPA rushes to clean toxic Montrose site

By William Woody

Cleanup crews worked Wednesday at an abandoned industrial site near Montrose to transfer hazardous materials from rusting metal drums into more stable containers. The Environmental Protection Agency began work Monday on what the agency termed ...

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Colorado improves, but still lags in survey of oil, gas investment

By Dennis Webb

Colorado has rebounded somewhat from last year’s last-place standing among oil- and gas-producing states in an annual survey measuring attractiveness for investment by that industry. However, it continues to compare poorly to about ...

Study: State’s child poverty rate rising

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Colorado tied New Hampshire for the biggest increase in child poverty in the nation between 2000 and 2008, according to a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Fifteen percent of Colorado children lived in a home with a family income ...

Roads, trails closed due to heavy rains

By Melinda Mawdsley

The U.S. Forest Service closed some roads and trails Wednesday in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests because of area flooding from heavy thunderstorms this week. The Goodnough Road (Forest Service Road 618) is closed. ...

Tuesday last immunization clinic before school resumes

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The Mesa County Health Department will offer Tdap booster shots from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Park. This is the only immunization clinic left before the school year starts. Appointments are required for the clinic, which can be ...

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