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Junction unemployment hits 11.1%

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate continued to move in the wrong direction in January, when the seasonally adjusted rate climbed to 11.1 percent. That’s a 0.7 percentage-point increase from December’s unemployment rate and the ...

Report: 16.3 percent of county kids poor in 2009

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In 2009, 16.3 percent of Mesa County children lived at or below the federal poverty line, according to an annual study released Thursday by research and advocacy group Colorado Children’s Campaign. The 2011 Kids Count survey found 17 ...

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Ex-madam back in legal trouble

By Paul Shockley

The 61-year-old former owner of a Grand Junction prostitution business may be sent to prison in the wake of an arrest in Jefferson County last year. The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office has filed a probation violation complaint ...

Montrose switches to 4-day week

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Today could be the last five-day workweek that many Montrose city employees ever work. Starting Monday, the city will begin a new, four-day work schedule in an attempt to streamline the city’s operations and save ...

St. Mary’s e-records eliminate transcribers

By Amy Hamilton

In an effort to comply with new demands for electronic medical records, St. Mary’s Hospital is laying off its contracted transcriptionists. None of the hospital’s dozen transcriptionists on staff will be affected by the move ...

The deep lessons of underwater evidence recovery

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Not many classes end with a final exam in cloudy, 67-degree water. But those are perfect conditions for the last days of a phase-one, public-safety diving course offered by Western Colorado Community College. The course is one of three in a ...

Valley schools all post wins in Bill Fanning Classic

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The season-opening nerves were there, but Palisade, Fruita Monument and Central overcame them to win their first baseball games of the season in the Bill Fanning Classic. Palisade overcame an early 2-0 deficit Thursday and held on to defeat ...

Grand Valley’s Krieg will continue to run at Tulsa

By Patrick Bahr

Brandi Krieg signed her national letter of intent to run cross country and track at the University of Tulsa. Thursday, the Grand Valley High School senior choose the Golden Hurricanes over other Division I schools, including the University of ...

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Prep golf coaches use Palisade Invite to give youngsters a chance to play

By Patrick Bahr

The high school girls golf season is just getting started. Most Western Slope teams have been practicing for two weeks and took advantage of Thursday’s Palisade Invitational at Chipeta Golf Course to play some rounds against ...

Sports Briefs, March 10, 2011

By Staff

College Baseball Times for Mavericks’ games with CSU-Pueblo at Suplizio changed The times for this weekend’s Mesa State baseball series against CSU-Pueblo have been changed. The teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader on ...

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