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Suggestions from the staff at Out West Books for your next great read

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Suggestions from the staff at Out West Books for your next great read

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Suggestions from the staff at Out West Books for your next great read

Whistleblowers say they falsified patient records at Western Slope community mental health center

Workers at Mind Springs Health say they were told to make up patient diagnoses and outcomes on government-required forms

Health

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An automated factory that’d pump out modular homes in Grand Junction could help ease Colorado’s housing crisis

A group of investors has acquired 177 acres near a growing Grand Junction hospital, hoping to build hundreds of new apartments and a 237,000-square-foot plant capable of turning out 100 prefab apartment a month.

Housing

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Grand Junction mental health center accused of prescription errors that threatened patient safety, report says

A June letter not released until now says Mind Springs put patients at risk

Health

Political swings on Colorado school boards spark level of antagonism not seen since desegregation

Colorado school boards are typically nonpartisan, but fierce conflict over pandemic restrictions, critical race theory and other hot-button national issues has changed that in some districts

Education

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Colorado Mesa University trustees now led by rare all-woman executive committee

“Culture of firsts” is put into practice in many ways at the Western Slope university, including hiring a president who is a graduate of CMU, trustees say.

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Don Coram makes it official. He’ll challenge Lauren Boebert in the GOP primary.

The centrist Republican from Montrose joins Marina Zimmerman, a crane operator from Durango, in challenging the far-right incumbent 3rd Congressional District representative

Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert vows to stay her course as she seeks another term in Congress

She’ll likely face a primary challenger in state Sen. Don Coram, who is known to reach across the aisle

Politics and Government

Busier-than-ever year for Grand Junction chairlift maker reveals strength of nation’s resort industry

Ski resorts big and small are ordering new chairlifts, marking a record year for Grand Junction’s Leitner Poma

Outdoors

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Telluride man accused of assaulting police during Jan. 6 riot

The 68-year-old suspect is accused of punching a Metropolitan Police officer in the face. He was arrested on Saturday near the ski resort town.

Crime and Courts

The alleged killer thought no one would miss him. But the “reading man” has been missed — and now memorialized.

Warren Barnes read most days in an alley near a downtown bookstore. Now his chair, filled with books, is a permanent fixture.

Coloradans

Colorado has a dismal recycling rate. Could a fee on manufacturers turn things around?

Just 15% of recyclable and compostable material was diverted from landfills in Colorado in 2020.

Environment

Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money

Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state

Education
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