Joe Higgins was supposed to be a Catholic priest, not a layman.
At least that’s the direction that life was going for the now-longtime head of Partners of Mesa County when he entered into seminary school in 1967.
Yet now as he retires after 33 years at the helm of Partners, Higgins said he is thrilled to have contributed his life’s most meaningful work to the local nonprofit agency.
School District 51 will soon put its busing services out to bid as it prepares for the end of a long-standing contract with busing company First Student. The district has used First Student to provide buses, hire bus drivers and dispatch and repair buses taking students to and from school since 2009, when the company merged with the district’s former contract busing provider, Laidlaw. The district’s current contract with First Student ends this summer.
School District 51 will soon put its busing services out to bid as it prepares … more
Joe Higgins was supposed to be a Catholic priest, not a layman. … more
■ Randy A. Padilla, 47, Fruita, died Dec. 20, 2014, at HopeWest and … more
Woman ticketed for trailer … more
A now-deceased Grand Valley doctor and his former physician assistant won … more
Powderhorn opens in time for winter break, high school football, wrestling.
Daughter joins father at GJPD, and sharing the Christmas spirit.
Linda Villa was honored for her work to restore Riverside center.
View the mugshots of those arrested with a local meth and heroin ring.
Even the rain and snow couldn’t keep shoppers away this weekend.
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A now-deceased Grand Valley doctor and his former physician assistant won another legal battle in … more
State lawmakers are trying to determine what to do with the Colorado Department of Human Services … more
School District 51 is preparing to sell off more than 100 acres of undeveloped land that is … more
This year, Ashtyn Forbes-Dolan expected to be wrapping gifts for her son’s first Christmas. … more
It may be the time of year people think about giving, either for the holiday season or just for … more
A Grand Junction man who was stabbed in the stomach Monday near Riverside Park was injured in a … more
The world’s smartest economists spent the better part of the year arguing over the propriety … more
Suddenly the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t the big deal it was just a month ago when the U.S. … more
I figured by now the editor’s mailbox would be full with mail from all the other disgruntled … more
During the period when the old Roman empire was at the height of its power — that is, in the … more
To begin I should say Merry Christmas and hope that everyone received some peace on this holiday. … more
The empty essence of Republican presidential “wanna-bes” was revealed again this week … more
Timeout guidelines: Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event to … more
In a word, the Warrior Classic is epic. … more
As the winter closes in on regional rivers, slush ice and shelf ice squeeze anglers into the … more
Get a jumpstart on fishing in 2015 at the 4th annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing … more
BASALT — The shortest day of the year was a work in chiaroscuro, even Dickensian one might … more
Special public land closures in the Gunnison Basin to protect wintering wildlife go into effect … more
Senior Theatre schedules auditions … more
Once upon a time, there was a family, plus a couple neighbor kids from several houses down who had … more
Christmas is a time for lists, and if you’ve been reading any of the wine-related websites … more
Of the more than 250 juniors and seniors from seven area high schools who interviewed for a seat … more
Delta hospital opens urgent care center … more
Mary Lennox is 11, her parents have died in a cholera outbreak in India and she is sent to live in … more
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The extra pounds are gone and so is the weight off Von Miller's shoulders.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A married couple in Colorado Springs stands accused of stealing Christmas displays from dozens of families.
DENVER (AP) — This rookie just may be called up from the American Hockey League after catching everyone's attention in an impressive debut.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command pretended to monitor Santa Claus as he made his storybook Christmas Eve flight, saying they used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to the Americas.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL fans and fantasy football owners debating Peyton Manning's prowess and problems can continue that discussion well into the new year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mourners will gather Friday at a Queens church for the wake of a New York Police Department officer who was killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting.
Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.
ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
NEW YORK (AP) — The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000 or get some or all student loans reimbursed.