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CHSAA considers major changes

By Matt Meyer

Potentially changing the transfer waiver process for high school athletes and removing postseason eligibility for teams playing down a classification are two key proposals that will be considered Thursday during the Colorado High School ...

Low-cost spay, neutering services to continue

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County pets will remain eligible for low-cost spay or neuter procedures this year, thanks to a continuing partnership between Mesa County Animal Services and local veterinarians, plus a $22,500 grant from the Animal Assistance ...


Electronic scoring proposed for golf

By Matt Meyer

The Colorado High School Activities Association’s golf committee will present a proposal during the CHSAA winter legislative council meeting Thursday that would require the electronic scoring system iWanamaker to be used at all regular ...

Olathe teen killed at resort is ID’d

By Emily Shockley

The Olathe Middle/High School eighth-grader who died Friday afternoon while skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort has been identified as Luis Olide, according to Montrose County School District. According to a statement released sent Monday ...

Spruce beetle plan due in April

By Gary Harmon

A plan to limit some of the effects of the spruce-beetle infestation and aspen decline in western Colorado is due to be released this spring. The U.S. Forest Service estimates that 10 percent of the nearly 3.2 million acres of the Grand Mesa, ...

Bills to increase oversight of health insurance exchange

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state’s health benefits exchange could have a little more oversight under two bills that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Monday. Both measures, Senate bills 19 and 52, are in response to ...

Blotter, Jan. 27, 2015

By Staff

Vehicle idling and theft Several stolen vehicles in the Grand Junction area in the past couple weeks probably were reasons enough not to leave vehicles unlocked, unattended and idling. But if those warnings aren’t enough, this week ...


MEDICAL MATH: Examining the costs

By Greg Ruland

Grand Junction hospitals competing for local health care dollars refused to talk about a recent medical study that showed the cost of health care may rise as much as 20 percent when doctor-owned physician groups and hospitals merge ...

Death Notices, Jan. 27, 2015

By Staff

■ Kenneth “Conrad” Hazelbaker, 81, Craig, died Jan. 21, 2015, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Craig, followed by burial at Craig ...


Solar project to power town’s water plant

By Dennis Webb

SILT — Town officials last week cut the cake to celebrate a big new solar-energy project that’s been as easy as pie — or make that easy as PPA. That stands for power-purchase agreement, an increasingly popular contractual ...

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