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School board to forgo bond issue on ballot

By Emily Shockley

District 51 School Board members voted Monday afternoon not to place a question on the Nov. 2 ballot. The school district asked the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder in July to hold a space on the November ballot in case District 51 decided to ...

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Agency verifies passage of pikeminnow through diversion structure

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The travel of the first two endangered Colorado pikeminnow through the 3-year-old fish passage in De Beque Canyon has been verified. The pikeminnows, one male and one female, passed through the fish passage this month, soon after a detection ...

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Fame is a drain, Joe the Plumber says

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Joe Wurzelbacher, the Ohio man better known as Joe the Plumber, cajoled and charmed about 125 people in front of the old Mesa County Courthouse on Monday. “I hate politics,” Wurzelbacher told the mostly tea-party-related crowd at ...

Man believed to have died in fire

By Dennis Webb

A witness says a burning barrel of trash appears to have been the cause of a fire believed to have killed a man in a mobile home near New Castle Sunday. Brit McLin, chief of the Burning Mountains Fire Department, said Monday it was his ...

Ritter appoints prosecutor to Montrose County judgeship

By Staff

MONTROSE — Gov. Bill Ritter announced Friday that retiring Montrose County Judge John J. Mitchel will be replaced by Jerry Joe Montgomery, assistant district attorney for the 7th Judicial District, effective Jan. 11. According to a ...

Death Notice, Aug. 31, 2010

By Staff

Lucille Lottie Sanders, 88, Delta, died Aug. 28, 2010, at Willow Tree Care Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Delta City Cemetery. Survivors ...

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Technology keeps teachers up-to-date

By Emily Shockley

Textbooks can’t keep up when information changes as fast as technology allows. That’s why Shawn Gregg, a ninth-grade science teacher at Fruita 8–9 School, adapted his teaching techniques to keep up. Last year, his students ...

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Coal miners fear for jobs

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More than 300 people, most of them coal miners or people tied to the industry, on Monday urged the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to reject plans to wean electricity generation off coal. The commission heard dozens of speakers in an ...

Local Tennis Results, Monday, Aug. 30

By Staff

Kent Denver 5,  Steamboat Springs 2 Saturday at Steamboat Springs Singles No. 1 — Keegan Burger, SS, def. Jack Reynolds 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 — Alec Lee, KD, def. Miriko Erspamer 7-5, 6-2; No. 3 — Jack Burger, SS, def. Ryan ...

Local Auto Racing Results, Monday, Aug. 30

By Staff

Western Colo. Drag Races Sunday at Western Colo. Dragway Elapsed Time, MPH, Dial-in Rail Head Super Pro 1. Bud Pruess, Grand Jct., 1934 Chevy, 5.729, 120.97, 5.69; 2. John Cozzette, Whitewater, 1966 Nova Wagon, 6.878, 98.04, ...

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