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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 ...

Death Notices: Dec. 20, 2014

By Staff

■ Mary Eleanor Davis, 86, Montrose, died Dec. 18, 2014, at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Services will follow at Eckert Cemetery. Survivors ...

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 ...

Blotter, Dec. 20, 2014

By Staff

Mail theft alleged An off-duty deputy with the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office reportedly witnessed mail being stolen on 5800 Road on Thursday. According to law enforcement, the deputy was able to follow the vehicle long enough to ...

Gingerbread creation part of trying new holiday fun

By Dixie Burmeister

This year I decided challenge myself and try my hand at creating something in gingerbread for the Palisade Olde Fashioned Christmas Gingerbread Contest and Showcase. Since I love Palisade peaches, I decided to build a large gingerbread ...

Cut that tree’s trunk and put it in a stand

By Dennis Hill

What’s the best way to handle my cut Christmas tree? — Bob Once you’ve gotten your cut tree home, cut 2 inches off the bottom of the trunk to allow the tree to take in more water. Put the tree into a stand of water ...


Grandma’s vintage jewelry tree full of memories

By Erin McIntyre

I think everyone should have a leg lamp for the holidays. You know, the one from “A Christmas Story?” The glowing, disembodied leg adorned with fringe that Ralphie’s dad lovingly extracts from the box stamped ...

For The Record, Dec. 20, 2014

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital David and Raimi Unverferth, Fruita, a son, Nov. 23. Martin Kimberger and Alissa Lawson, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 25. Basheal and Christine Agrawal, Grand Junction, a son, Nov. 28. Douglas and ...

Religion Briefs, Dec. 20, 2014

By Staff

Desmond to perform at Palisade church Christian music recording artist Steve Desmond will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Palisade Church of the Nazarene, 3595 Front St. in Palisade. Desmond’s musical styles vary widely, ranging from ...

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