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R-5 grads beat the odds to reach their goal

By Rachel Sauer

Brandon Oldakowski’s got a mouth on him. And he’s stubborn, so it was an unfortunate and incendiary mix when he was at Grand Junction High School. By spring of his sophomore year, after his third suspension in one month and a ...


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Teen praised for his efforts to save a life

By Paul Shockley

For all 16-year-old Ronald LaRue did on May 9 in what started as a routine walk to his bus stop in Clifton on the way to school, authorities praise him for what he didn’t do. He didn’t walk away from the situation. This, at the ...


Two oil shale research deals clear fed hurdle

By Dennis Webb

Two companies Friday welcomed news that their oil shale research-and-development proposals in Colorado have moved another step forward with the release of a draft environmental review of them. The Bureau of Land Management released a ...


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Gateway pair ‘part of the family’

By Rachel Sauer

A lot is made of Gateway’s size, those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sort of comments that aren’t worth repeating again. Instead, let’s simply acknowledge that Gateway is a place where a student can’t ditch in peace. ...


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Ice Age beasts come alive

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If the seeming chill of a Grand Valley night as it might have looked during the Ice Age doesn’t send a shiver down the spine, then the thought of a saber-tooth cat preparing to chow down on a dead woolly mammoth will. That’s what ...


State tourism incentives won’t go to Montrose project

By Charles Ashby

Montrose County did not make the final cut in getting state incentives to boost tourism and create jobs. Instead, the Colorado Economic Development Commission on Friday awarded the incentives to a hotel-exhibition center in Aurora and an ...


Admission standards, tuition increases on trustee docket

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The standards for getting into Colorado Mesa University and the cost of enrollment are both expected to increase soon. Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign House Bill 1324 on Monday morning at the Mesa County Courthouse, officially moving ...


Jobless rate in county slips in April

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate shrank slightly in April, as did the county’s labor force. At 9.1 percent in April, the county’s unemployment rate decreased half a percentage point year-over-year and four-tenths of a ...


Gunman arrested after entering assisted living center

By Staff

A Rifle man was arrested Thursday afternoon after police say he entered an assisted living center armed with a handgun, prompting an evacuation of the facility. Gregory Blurton, 54, was taken into custody about 45 minutes after he entered ...


Flaming Gorge pipeline plan dealt setback

By Dennis Webb

Calling the request premature and overly broad, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Thursday stood by its earlier decision denying a preliminary permit application for the proposed Flaming Gorge Pipeline. Opponents of the project cheered ...


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