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Jobless rate in Montrose at 14-year high

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The unemployment rate in Montrose County reached a 14-year high when it rose to 11.2 percent in December, according to unadjusted figures released this week by the Colorado Department of Labor. December figures show 2,236 ...


College students spend winter break building houses for destitute in Tijuana

By Amy Hamilton

Where there were houses made of cardboard, tarps and mud floors, three sturdy homes now stand. A group of 31 people, including Mesa State College and University of Northern Colorado students and other adults, built not only homes, but ...

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Ouray, Forest Service close to land agreement on ice park

By William Woody

OURAY — The city of Ouray is one step closer to acquiring land encompassing the Ouray Ice Park from the U.S. Forest Service as both sides await news from a federal reviewer on the land’s appraisal value. “We should have the ...

State legislators want ballot changes made

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — State legislators are eyeing several measures this session designed to make the state’s ballot measures clearer to understand. The measures range from requiring backers of citizens’ initiatives to identify who they ...

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Legislator barred from Senate after dust-up over redistricting

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Without a single line being drawn, a fight erupted this week between members of a bipartisan panel that is to determine new congressional district boundaries, resulting in one state representative being barred from the Colorado ...

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Man wins chamber honor for feeding hungry kids

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His day job charges him with helping investors build their financial wealth. But Mike Berry probably never dreamed of the notoriety he would gain through assisting those who have very little. Berry, the founder of an initiative that feeds ...

Ice rink suing firm for repairs

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Glacier Ice Arena’s owners told their attorneys to prepare a lawsuit aimed at forcing repair to the refrigeration system of the popular rink. The Koos family closed the Glacier, 2515 Riverside Parkway, last June after it became clear ...

Hospital board seeks new members despite litigation

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose Memorial Hospital’s board of directors caught county commissioners by surprise Thursday when it announced it will advertise to fill three board positions, despite ongoing litigation contesting the ...


Cops: Ex-coach embezzled from team

By Paul Shockley

A former coach at Grand Junction High School faces allegations she stole several thousand dollars that were raised by students and earmarked for the activities of a school dance team. Aubree E. Minter, 21, 2437 Jack Creek Road, was arrested ...

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Lochmiller to appear in Grand Junction court next month

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The owner of failed Valley Investments, Philip Rand Lochmiller, will be tried in Denver on fraud-related charges, but he will have a court appearance in Grand Junction next month. Lochmiller is to be arraigned a second time in connection with ...

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