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Families can apply
 for free, reduced-price school meals

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Free and reduced-price meal applications are being accepted now at schools nationwide. In School District 51, third- through 12th-grade students eligible for reduced-price school meals can get school breakfast for free and lunch for a reduced ...

Palisade trustees pick Sundermeier for vacancy

By Duffy Hayes

After a couple of votes and a brief swearing in by Palisade Mayor Roger Granat, resident Robynn Sundermeier took her seat Tuesday night as the newest member of the town’s Board of Trustees. Sundermeier, who narrowly missed being elected ...


Wreck on U.S. 50 kills 1

By Staff

A Delta man died Tuesday afternoon after he lost control of his vehicle on U.S. Highway 50 north of town and slid into oncoming traffic. The man, Anthony Abachiche, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Colorado State Trooper Nate ...

Hacker hits website host for millions

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An outage tied to the world’s largest website host and domain name registrar snarled business in Grand Junction and beyond Monday. Potentially millions of websites hosted by GoDaddy.com were down for hours Monday before service ...


Guv: State hiring rules need changing

By Charles Ashby

It isn’t the sexiest ballot measure of all time, but it is one of the most important, Gov. John Hickenlooper says. It will save the state money and time, and help it hire top-notch job prospects, the governor said while in Grand ...

Coroner: Driver killed in I-70 crash was drunk

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita man killed in a rollover crash Saturday had nearly three times Colorado’s legal limit for alcohol in his system, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s office. Fortunato Diaz-Alejandro, 34, died of multiple blunt-force ...

State looks to realign bridge in Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

A project team has decided to pursue realigning Glenwood Springs’ Grand Avenue bridge, a move that would alter not just Colorado Highway 82 traffic but the character of the city’s downtown. A group including the Federal Highway ...

Eagle sheriff: Man shot wife, then himself

By Dennis Webb

A man in the El Jebel area shot his wife before turning a handgun on himself Saturday, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said. The office on Monday determined that the deaths of Judi and Andrew Mazeika were a murder-suicide, based on ...

Tuttle award

State group honors prosecutor in Dewey case

By Paul Shockley

Richard Tuttle’s worst result spurred his finest hour. And Robert Dewey — wrongfully imprisoned for murder in 1996 in what was Tuttle’s first murder prosecution — owes his freedom partially to the efforts of the same ...

Microchips to help county reunite dogs with owners

By Duffy Hayes

Dogs that Mesa County Animal Services places with Mesa County residents, or animals they transfer to local shelters or rescue groups for adoption, will now get an embedded microchip — meaning all the dog’s important identifying ...

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