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Economic council’s first client gone, but legacy continues

By Emily Shockley

The Mesa County Economic Development Council, now the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, lost its first client in November 2004 when Hamilton Sundstrand announced it would close its Grand Junction facility and move overseas. Matt Collins ...

An educated idea

By Staff

Long-term fiscal reform for the state of Colorado won’t be an easy task, especially with a handful of constitutional amendments that limit what lawmakers can do with respect to the state budget. However, a committee of the Colorado ...

Montrose man’s book ‘could very well save your life’

By Staff

By DAVE BUCHANAN MONTROSE — Randy Gerke figures his early mistakes taught him well. “I guess I’ve made every mistake in this book,” said Gerke recently, the bright November sun highlighting a copy of his ...


Christ Center reopens in larger space

By Allen Gemaehlich

Leslie McAninch sees the talent in young adults. McAninch, director of the Christ Center, is hoping the center’s new building will open some avenues for those young adults to discover what they can do. “It says in Ezekiel 37, ...

Legislative panel looks at budget conflict between TABOR, other amendments

By Staff

A legislative committee that spent much of the summer looking at the state’s fiscal problems approved five proposed measures Wednesday, one of which could lead to doing away with the popular Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. In addition ...

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Higgins’ move to setter pays off for Central volleyball team

By Staff

Haleigh Higgins’ eyes still light up when she gets the chance to go for a kill on the volleyball court. Her chances are a lot fewer than they were in years past, but she’s all right with that. “I think (setting) is really ...

Police Blotter, Nov. 5, 2009

By Staff

Info sought in rash of tire rim thefts Law enforcement agencies need help in locating the person or people stole who tires and rims from Grand Valley businesses and residences on at least 14 occasions since Aug. 31. Anyone with information ...

Local health exec takes lumps from comedian

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Alex Lange benefited from and eventually will live down the fat-baby story that has so far surrounded his young existence. So, too, will Steve ErkenBrack. It might take longer, though, for the fat-baby furor to melt away. Alex this year ...


Mesa’s X factor: Follett could be key to reaching nationals

By Allen Gemaehlich

Kelsey Follett is discovering her potential. The Mesa State College sophomore is finally healthy, and could be the runner who gives the 15th-ranked Mavericks the results they need Saturday in the Central Region meet in Wayne, Neb., to qualify ...

Election demonstrates conservatives still have power

By Rick Wagner

The dust from Tuesday’s election has settled but the rubble has not been cleared away and a mighty pile it has become. Not since the Watergate scandal have we seen a political party and president take such a screaming roller coaster ride ...

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