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Unemployment rate at 4.5%, off the trend

By Greg Ruland

Mesa County unemployment rose four-tenths of a point from October to November, registering a jobless rate of 4.5 percent for the month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported Friday. Meanwhile, about 350 local workers left ...

Delta schools get state career-readiness grant

By Emily Shockley

More Delta County students interested in health services careers will be able to get a jump-start on job training thanks to a $75,000 grant from the state. Delta County School District 50 is one of 39 recipients announced this week who will ...

Just after re-election, Montrose clerk says she’s resigning soon

By Staff

Even though she was just re-elected to a third term last month, Montrose County Clerk Francine Tipton-Long is stepping down from that job. Tipton-Long, who was first elected to the office in 2006 and re-elected in 2010, is to leave the job a ...

Warrior Classic Results, Dec. 19, 2014

By Staff

Warrior Classic Friday at Central High School Team Scores 1. Arvada West 123.0; 2. Green River 118.0; 3. Grand Junction 106.5; 4. Paonia 89.0; 5. Delta 88.0; 6. Fruita Monument 84.0; 7. Rocky Mountain 83.5; 8. Fort Lupton 70.0; 9. Meeker ...

Prep boys basketball boxscores, Dec. 19, 2014

By Staff

Montrose 62, Palisade 51 Palisade Rotary Invitational Friday at Palisade Montrose 12 15 16 19 — 62 Palisade 5 12 7 27 — 51 Montrose — Jake Miller 18, Josue Perez 2, Cameron LeBlanc 5, Joseph Eckerman 4, Kyle Freeburg 12, ...

Prep girls basketball boxscores, Dec. 19, 2014

By Staff

Palisade 40, Cheyenne South 31 Palisade Rotary Invitational Friday at Palisade Cheyenne South 1 7 8 15 — 31 Palisade 4 18 11 7 — 40 Cheyenne South — Taylor Landon 4, Ana Sanchez 3, Maria Grogan 2, Kara Clark 9, Lexie ...


The Indians’ defense

By Dale Shrull

Palisade High School’s boys basketball team had trouble finding its offensive rhythm, but Montrose did not. The Indians used great ball movement and played good defense Friday to take down the Bulldogs 62-51 at the Palisade Rotary ...


Putting the pieces together

By Allen Gemaehlich

Cody Lacy was leading 5-3 when Maya Nelson grabbed his leg and drove it into the mat. Lacy didn’t panic. The Grand Junction High School 120-pound junior knew the situation and what he needed to do. He worked his way out of trouble and ...

2nd-quarter outburst lifts Palisade to win

By Staff

After a slow start Friday, the Palisade High School girls basketball team erupted for 18 points in the second quarter to take a 22-8 lead at the half in a 40-31 victory over Cheyenne (Wyoming) South at the Palisade Rotary Invitational. Ashlyn ...

Don’t read this, Jong-un

By Staff

Sony Pictures Entertainment may have had legitimate reasons for deciding not to release Seth Rogen’s new comedy “The Interview.” Threats lodged against the company if it had gone ahead with its planned Christmas Day release ...

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