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Stores holding back on hiring extra holiday help

By Emily Shockley

In a season when retailers are tightening their belts and only elves seem to be guaranteed a job for the holidays, some businesses still are hiring. Enstrom Candies at 701 Colorado Ave. hired approximately 80 people to help with extra orders ...

Seven Mavs place in UNC Open

By Staff

Mesa State placed seven wrestlers in the top six Sunday in the Old Chicago Northern Colorado Open in Greeley. “It was a good tournament,” Mesa State coach Chuck Pipher said. “The young guys wrestled well. We’ve never ...

Biz Buzz, Nov. 22, 2009

By Staff

The Montrose Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has decided to move the chamber in “a different direction,” according to Board President Rick Anderson. That direction meant the end of Terri Leben’s service as executive ...

Slight uptick in tax revenue is predicted for next year

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Approaching the end of a year in which their budgets absorbed the biggest decline in sales-tax revenue in more than a quarter-century, Mesa County and Grand Junction financial officials are forecasting only slightly brighter financial pictures ...

A downer in Delta: Panthers can’t keep up with Wildcats in 3A quarterfinals

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DELTA — The secret to success for the Delta High School football team all season had been controlling the tempo with its running game and defense. Saturday in the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs, neither the running game nor ...

$74,000 Exxon grant funds disaster training

By Dennis Webb

Local emergency-response teams benefited last weekend from three days of training funded by a $74,000 grant from ExxonMobil. About 50 participants from throughout northwest Colorado received specialist training in Meeker on responding to ...

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Time to give thanks for good deeds

By Sherida Warner

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m writing today about generosity and the kindness of the human spirit. I feel it’s important to pay tribute to those who make a concerted effort to help the less fortunate among us and to comfort ...


Haggerty Hikes: November 22, 2009

By Staff

How many of your out-of-town Thanksgiving guests know more about the Colorado National Monument than you? It’s amazing how much people from around the world know about this national treasure in our backyard, but we never bother visiting ...

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Fantasy island: Fantasy football brings gridiron fans together

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There’s no arguing that Nate Reuss is a Broncos fan. But Reuss also has also taken a liking to the Raiders, Eagles and Colts ... to a point. Reuss has split his allegiance for one reason — he is one of millions of people who play ...

Broncos won’t be able to slow San Diego

By Rick Jussel

My fantasy football team, Mr. J’s Junk, has been in first place throughout the season. My fantasy basketball team: same name, same spot on top. The Colorado Avs have held onto the top spot in the NHL Northwest since the first puck was ...

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