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Settlement yields state $4.5 million

By Charles Ashby

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo-SmithKline agreed to pay $3 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges and civil claims in the largest health care fraud settlement case in the nation’s history, the U.S. Department of Justice announced ...

Patent office will open in Denver

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A regional U.S. Patent Office in Denver could benefit Western Slope entrepreneurs working in fields ranging from energy to medicine, the director of the Grand Junction Business Incubator Center said. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced ...

Visitors bureau recognized for global tourism

By Katie Langford

The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau will be recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce for its efforts in international tourism in an award ceremony at 9:45 this morning at the Visitor Center, 740 Horizon Drive. The award, ...

Bond sale to help jobless insurance

By Charles Ashby

Colorado sold $640 million in bonds last week as part of a program to lower unemployment costs, saving Colorado businesses millions of dollars in their insurance premiums, Gov. John Hickenlooper and State Treasurer Walker Stapleton announced ...

Online school to share building with Broadway Elementary

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Grande River Virtual Academy will move into four empty classrooms this fall at Broadway Elementary School. Broadway’s dwindling student population prompted the move. The elementary school has room for 418 students but finished the ...

Getting It Right, July 3, 2012

By Staff

Because of an error in a mews release, the editorial on Page 4B Sunday had an incorrect telephone number to call for information about making donations to victims of the Pine Ridge Fire. The correct number is 244-8400.  ...


CMU hires softball coach

By Patti Arnold

The summer heat won’t be a problem for the new softball coach at Colorado Mesa University, but shoveling snow off the field might be a challenge. Candace Abrams, who played on the 2001 NCAA national championship team at the University ...

Briefs, July 3, 2012

By Staff

Ceremony today for Otto statue The unveiling of the John Otto statue at Dinosaur Journey Museum will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. today at 550 Jurassic Court, in Fruita. The statue was commissioned by the Museum of the West and the Fruita ...


GJ Rockies lose to Orem, 5-3

By Staff

Jordan Mejia allowed three runs in the top of the sixth inning Monday as the Grand Junction Rockies lost 5-3 to the Orem Owlz in Orem, Utah. The Rockies (6-9) dropped two of three games in the series. The game was tied 2-2 in the sixth when ...

Death Notices, July 3, 2012

By Staff

■ Ben Eden, 86, Montrose, died July 1, 2012, at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Beggs, Okla. ■ Earl Erwin Egbert, 94, Grand Junction, died June 30, 2012, at ...

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