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More school volunteers may need fingerprints

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More of School District 51’s 2,000-plus volunteers may be subject to fingerprinting next year if a district policy change is approved by the school board. Under current policy, only volunteers working one-on-one with students, such as ...

Legislature This Week, April 18, 2011

By Staff

The House and Senate passed an $18 billion budget for fiscal 2012, but differences between the two versions, which are minor, have to be ironed out. The Joint Budget Committee will do that this week and send the revised measure to both ...

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Hispanic troupe gives audience rare treat

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Carolina Rodriguez remembers her first experience with Denver-based acting troupe Su Teatro. “It was awesome. You can go from laughing to crying in one show,” she said. Rodriguez, a member of the Mesa State College chapter of La ...

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Restoration begins on historic Ouray County building

By William Woody

COLONA —  Restoration has begun on the historic Colona School, a structure with a legacy built by the people who walked its halls for the past 94 years. In the first phase of restoration, work on the exterior doors, windows and ...

Federal agencies hinder visa process, grower says

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado’s migrant worker laws are working just fine. It’s the federal government that’s the problem, Palisade fruit grower Bruce Talbott said. So, seeing Utah legislators pass a law that does something more ...

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New store opens near campus

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The Mesa State College Bookstore has some new competition. Textbook Brokers, a 58-store chain based in the southeastern United States, opened its 1144 N. 12th St. location Monday. The spot previously housed Valley Vision Center, which ...

Police investigate man’s death after fight

By Staff

Police investigate man’s death after fight Grand Junction police are investigating a case in which a man died at local hospital after a fight. Sgt. Lonnie Chavez said Saturday he cannot confirm whether the man died because of the ...

Appeals court sides with ex-jailer in jobless benefits dispute

By Paul Shockley

Rejecting arguments from Mesa County, the Colorado Court of Appeals said in a ruling last week that a former booking technician at Mesa County Jail is entitled to unemployment benefits, despite the former employee’s dismissal from the ...


‘Bowling in Drag’ organizers celebrate gender diversity

By Amy Hamilton

Dressed in a pink plaid top cinched at the waist and Daisy Duke jean shorts, Rebecca was having a ball Saturday night bowling with friends. Rebecca, a married man who enjoys cross-dressing, was one of about 20 people who showed for a ...

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Help wanted, not amnesty

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — When Arizona approved the strictest law in the nation against illegal immigration last year, numerous conservative lawmakers in Colorado clamored to mimic what that neighboring state did. But when lawmakers in Utah, another ...

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