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‘Big C’ change for two hospitals

By Greg Ruland

More than 700 cancer patients signed up for treatment at Community Hospital since it launched its own cancer treatment program late last year, according to Chris Thomas, president and CEO. Community counted 250 new patients and 460 transfers ...


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How radiation works in treatment of cancer

By Greg Ruland

The $3.5 million linear accelerator soon to be installed by Community Hospital is similar to devices currently in use at St. Mary’s Hospital, said Dr. Vernon King, a pioneering radiation oncologist on staff at St. ...


Teacher pay gets training-minded revamp

By Emily Shockley

District 51 School Board members and members of the local teacher’s representation group, Mesa Valley Education Association, have ratified a 2015-16 contract that revamps the teacher pay system to reward job-related training hours ...


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GJ officer named in fatal shooting is 17-year veteran

By Paul Shockley

Martin Donohue, a patrol officer of 17 years with the Grand Junction Police Department, was the officer who fatally shot a teenage boy Tuesday night in downtown Grand Junction, the department confirmed. The department said in a release that ...


Drilling firm fined $9,805 for fatal accident

By Dennis Webb

A drilling company has agreed to pay $9,805 in fines in a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over an accident on one of its rigs near Parachute last October that killed a Grand Junction man. Gillette, ...


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‘Miracle May’ 
for Colorado 
water levels

By Gary Harmon

May showers are bringing a respite for Colorado River water managers worried about keeping enough water in Lake Powell to generate electricity. “This May has really been a miracle in Colorado,” said Eric Kuhn, general manager of ...


Letter presses feds to keep mine open

By Gary Harmon

The U.S. Department of the Interior should do all it can to keep open the Colowyo coal mine in northwest Colorado, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner, both Colorado Republicans, said in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally ...


Officials report 
Hantavirus case in GarCo

By Dennis Webb

Health officials are reporting a recent case of hantavirus in western Garfield County, in what’s serving as a reminder of the particular risk the mouse-borne disease can pose during spring-cleaning season. Garfield County Public Health ...


Comic: The joke is on you

By Amy Hamilton

It may not be so funny to some people, but well-known comedian Ralphie May is not returning to Grand Junction’s Avalon Theatre to make good on a botched mid-January show. Promoters for May also said there will be no refunds for ...


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Mayhem tied to dead teen

By Paul Shockley

A teenager was shot dead by a veteran Grand Junction police officer Tuesday after authorities say the boy caused a fatal head-on traffic accident on Grand Avenue and tried carjacking a family at a downtown Grand Junction park while fleeing the ...


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