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Real school food passing test

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Sue Beecraft remembers when she eliminated chips as a lunchtime offering in the Garfield County Re-2 School District. “Frito-Lay was not happy with me,” said Beecraft, director of nutrition services for the district, ...


Energy company’s stock back to earth after mystery jump

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The stock price for Energy Fuels Resources Inc. fell back to earth on Tuesday. The stock price for the company, traded as EFRFF.PK, shot to $999 on Monday, according to both the Yahoo and Google financial-data search engines. A spokeswoman ...


District 51 employees losing 2 days pay in budget cut plan

By Emily Shockley

All School District 51 employees will lose two days in their 2010-11 contracts in an effort to help balance next year’s budget. Employees will get the same amount of pay for each day on the job, but may earn less than the previous year ...


Blotter, May 26, 2010

By Staff

Truck dumps diesel fuel Crews with the De Beque Fire Protection District helped clean up a toxic spill that occurred early Tuesday morning when a tractor trailer overturned. A driver with Knowles Trucking overturned the semi at about 3:30 ...


Senate candidate gets 30,000 petition signatures

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U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton today will turn in nearly 30,000 signatures on her petition for a spot on the Republican primary ballot taking on Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. That’s almost triple the number of signatures ...


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R-5 principal to retire with ‘mixed emotions’

By Emily Shockley

R-5 High Principal Dave Casey will watch students race out the door to begin summer break for the 33rd and final time as an educator this afternoon. After more than three decades as a teacher and principal, Casey will retire June 9. “I ...


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A ‘Biggs’ honor for valley’s star athletes

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Tyler Stanford feels honored to walk in the footsteps of some of Grand Junction’s greatest athletes, such as Morris Ficklin, Max Kendall, Teo Prinster and Gene Taylor. Stanford and Jennifer Kelly were the 2010 recipients of the Homer C. ...


Fruita, GJ high schools selected for AP program

By Staff

Fruita Monument High School and Grand Junction High School are among seven Colorado schools tapped to participate in an Advanced Placement improvement program next school year. The goal of the program is to increase diversity in AP classes ...


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Fruitvale man pleads not guilty to shooting five people at party

By Amy Hamilton

A Fruitvale man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of shooting five people at a party in December. Joshua Gregory Anton, 20, heads to trial in November on 18 felony charges, including six counts of first-degree assault. Anton’s ...


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Rescue call heralds start of float season

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Search and Rescue teams on two boats were called Tuesday after a 21-year-old woman tubing with friends on the Colorado River overshot her destination. The woman, free-floating with a group of about half a dozen people, became ...


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