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Unemployment climbs again in Mesa County

By Emily Shockley

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Mesa County crested at 9.9 percent in March, a 0.2 percent increase from February’s unemployment rate. Colorado’s unemployment rate reached 7.9 percent in March, also a 0.2 percent ...

Local VA Hospital dealing with power outage

By Staff

The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center on North Avenue has lost power to a large portion of the hospital this morning, forcing at-risk patients to be moved to other health facilities, officials say. Power at the facility remains ...

Rep proposes task force for immigrant sheepherders

By The AP

DENVER — A Colorado lawmaker has introduced legislation to form a task force to study ways to help immigrant sheepherders who work long hours for little money on the desolate western Plains. Rep. Daniel Kagan, a Denver Democrat, says ...

Storms could bring snow, flash floods to southern Colo.

By The AP

DENVER — Storms moving into Colorado are expected to dump up to a foot of snow in the southwest mountains and unleash heavy rains that could cause flash floods in the south-central part of the state. The National Weather Service has ...

Police investigate reported Colo. Springs kidnapping

By The AP

Police are searching for a 23-year-old woman and her two children after a reported kidnapping in Colorado Springs. Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Al Johnson. Sgt. Darrin Abbink says in a statement that a witness called police ...

Financial show meant for teens

By Melinda Mawdsley

Vince Shorb had heard enough financial nightmares to convince him to help. On Saturday, Shorb and Money XLive co-founder Chad Penry bring their high-energy financial show, Money XLive, to Suplizio Field. Shorb and Penry’s Money XLive ...

Speed bill aims to reduce road kill

By Charles Ashby

Animals can’t read, so motorists have to do it for them and slow down through areas they frequent, Rep. Kathleen Curry told lawmakers this week. Although Curry was only partially joking, the matter was brought up on the floor of the ...

Limit on payday loans receives an initial OK

By Charles Ashby

Payday lenders would see their interest rates dramatically capped under a measure that won preliminary approval Thursday in the Colorado House. While opponents of House Bill 1351 said it would put many of the state’s payday lenders out ...

041510 Mesa Softball

Interchangeable: Even with new players in new roles, Mavs continue to win

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It’s all in the timing. With the RMAC softball pod get-togethers starting today, Mesa State is looking to make a move in the conference standings. The 12 conference teams are split into three groups this weekend, with the Mavericks ...

Palisade gets past Moffat County in soccer

By Staff

Flannery Davis and Hannah Etcheuery scored in the first half and Mackenzie Clark scored in the second as Palisade topped Moffat County 3-1 on Thursday. The Bulldogs (8-1-1, 7-1 Western Slope League) play at Delta on Tuesday. Prep ...

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