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Chamber awards a surprise for some, honor for all

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Mary Gonzales didn’t know whether to feel mad or elated when she first learned she had been named the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s citizen of the year. But she certainly felt surprised. Gonzales was named citizen of ...


Delta School Board picks interim superintendent

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The Delta County School District 50 School Board decided Friday to hire Jerre Doss as its interim superintendent, effective Feb. 10. Board members expect to review a contract for Doss at their next public meeting, Feb. 7. Doss is a Cedaredge ...


Student count, free meal percentage, down in D51

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While statewide enrollment increased this fall compared with last fall, School District 51 lost 174 preschool through 12th-grade students. Districts across Colorado take a head count of all students on one day on or near Oct. 1 each year. ...


Tour of the Moon returns to monument

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The Tour of the Moon is back. This time it’s a single-day bicycle tour scheduled for Oct. 6 and includes a Fruita loop. The official name of the event is the Icon LASIK Tour of the Moon Hell of the West Cycling Classic. Colorado-based ...


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FBI joins bias probe of ex-trooper

By Paul Shockley

At least one closed case involving a former Colorado State Patrol trooper, who’s under scrutiny for alleged bias, will be referred to the FBI for investigation, Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said Wednesday. There may be ...


Paonia finance officer resigns amid probe

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A Paonia town official resigned and is under criminal investigation in connection with allegations she stole money from the town. Finance Officer Kristin Chesnik resigned Wednesday, Paonia Mayor Neal Schwieterman told The Daily ...


Invocation policy draws attention

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The underpinnings of the Grand Junction City Council’s invocation policy were cut down last week when the U.S. Supreme Court left undisturbed a lower-court ruling invalidating a similar policy in North Carolina, a Grand Junction man ...


Panel advances lower tuition for illegal aliens

By Charles Ashby

A measure to grant lower college tuition to the children of undocumented residents turned into a partisan battle Thursday over the entire illegal immigration issue. The Democrat-controlled Senate Education Committee approved the measure on a ...


Gardens get a little help from a friend

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The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, which has struggled financially for several years, is receiving some assistance from a fellow nonprofit organization and could enter into a long-term operational partnership with that agency. The ...


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Shelter outgrows its building

By Amy Hamilton

Every night and morning, guests replay a familiar game to jockey for space at the Homeward Bound homeless shelter. Because there aren’t enough bunks to house everyone, mattresses and bedding are pulled out for people to spread out on ...


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