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Students fill the hallway at the Orchard Mesa Middle School.


Orchard Mesa facility needs big overhaul, cash to do it

Teachers and staff at Orchard Mesa Middle School are dealing with safety risks and structural problems as best they can, but at some point, it may be time for the community to step in.
Principal Cheri Vana said there are more than 25 exterior doors at the school, making securing the campus close to impossible — that’s one of a long list of problems facing the 56-year-old school.

GJ police prep for post-Bowl rowdiness

The Grand Junction Police Department is among several Colorado agencies preparing for possible extra-rowdy revelers if the Denver Broncos win Sunday’s Super Bowl.





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