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You Said It May 31, 2009

By Staff

• I am a patient being cared for by Critical Nurse Staffing. I would like the community to know what wonderful nurses these people are. Last week, they volunteered their time and helped me move to a new home. What a blessing they are. ...


Free vasectomy for Father’s Day

By Paul Shockley

“Hey, so, you’re having a vasectomy?” It’s the one question Dr. Jamie Lowe says she has yet to eavesdrop on at her Glenwood Springs medical practice. She wishes she heard it more, particularly from men. “The ...

Mesa County suicides at all-time high

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A new report shows the number of people who killed themselves in Mesa County reached all-time highs in 2007 and 2008, and suicide prevention experts acknowledge they’re having difficulty tackling a complex, misunderstood and underfunded ...

Turnout disappointing for golf tournament that funds scholarships

By Staff

Tee times are open, but no one is lining up for a drive, said Jim Doody, a former Grand Junction City Council member who manages the annual Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park Scholarship golf tournament. This is the 11th year of the ...

Silt woman hurt in crash

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A 21-year-old Silt woman remained in critical condition Saturday night after she was pulled from a creek after a rollover accident south of Silt early Friday. The Colorado State Patrol said Teal Harper was driving north on Garfield County ...

Forget memorizing, new academic standards call for conceptualizing

By Emily Shockley

Ask most kids to name all 50 states, and they quickly can browse Web-search results and spout the answer. New academic standards for Colorado, now in draft form, ask teachers to downplay simple facts such as the one above in classroom ...


Past alive and well in Grand Gulch

By Dave Buchanan

Grand Gulch is a museum without a roof. The network of canyons that once supported a thriving Puebloan culture is now a site rich with relics of the ancient past. The homes, ceremonial sites and tools used to build them have lain undisturbed ...

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Revamped Colorado Ave. welcomes shoppers, drivers

By Emily Shockley

Only two dim streetlights lit the south side of the 400 block when owner Bill Keith moved Quilters’ Corner into 421 Colorado Ave. Customers who frequented the store when it was on Main Street had only to walk south instead of north ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz May 31, 2009

By Staff

• Empire Construction Supply, which ships diamond blades and other tools all over the world, will host a grand opening event June 4 and 5 at its new location, 2678 S. U.S. Highway 50. The company, which got its start in the house of ...


Some service sector workers see tips slowly returning

By Staff

Dining out, or even ordering in, usually entails tipping. Waiters, pizza delivery drivers and bartenders say tips are down. The slide began at the start of the year, many of them say, but some said business appears to be picking up again, ...

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