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State’s exchange expecting 37%  increase in those covered in 2016

By Gary Harmon

The U.S. Supreme Court’s health care ruling will go a long way toward boosting coverage in Colorado, the interim head of the state exchange said Thursday. Connect for Health Colorado has budgeted for a 37 percent increase in 2016 in the ...

Tipton, Gardner say they want repeal of Affordable Care Act

By Gary Harmon

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday doesn’t fix the Affordable Care Act’s flaws, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said. The court’s 6-3 finding “does not change the fact that Obamacare has failed to meet the ...

Big three providers launch health care innovation

By Greg Ruland

Grand Junction’s largest hospital, primary care practice and health insurance carrier — representing a huge segment of the local health care market — are close to final agreement on a $3.6 million joint venture. The new ...


A sparkling debut

By Matt Meyer

Home run? Check. Diving snag and Troy Tulowitzki-esque throw to first base on a deep grounder? Check. Toss in a 4-for-6 day at the plate Thursday for shortstop Brendan Rodgers, the Colorado Rockies’ top draft pick and No. 3 overall in ...

Colorado pension 
returns plummet 
this year over last

By Charles Ashby

The state’s largest public employee pension plan saw a 5.7 percent rate of return on its investments last year, about one-third of what it earned in 2013, according to the plan’s annual financial report released Thursday. The ...

Back by popular demand: Lunch extended by 3 weeks

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The Lunch Lizard lives — at least for another three weeks. School District 51’s new food truck, the Lunch Lizard, was scheduled to stop providing mobile lunch service to five Grand Valley neighborhoods this week. However, ...

Coroner: Parachute baby’s death homicide

By Dennis Webb

Authorities are investigating the homicide of an infant girl in Parachute. Parachute police chief Cary Parmenter said in a news release that the 4-week-old was pronounced dead Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grand River Hospital in Rifle. Police had ...

Blotter, June 26, 2015

By Staff

‘Bloody’ photo was staged A woman called Mesa County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday to report a suicidal person, after she received a photo from a neighbor that showed a juvenile girl apparently cutting the left side of her ...

Death Notices, June 26, 2015

By Staff

■ Gail “Gene” Aiken, 85, Grand Junction, died May 22, 2015, at his home. Mr. Aiken was a miner. He is survived by two sisters, Sammy Bourque and Patricia Rainecht, both of Oakdale, Connecticut. Memorial contributions to ...

Bear bites man through tent outside Basalt

By Dennis Webb

A man sleeping with his wife and 1-year-old was bitten through their tent by a bear early Wednesday morning at Dearhamer Campground at Ruedi Reservoir outside Basalt. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a news release that the man took his ...

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