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Mesa State graduation

By Staff

More then 1,200 students graduated from Mesa State College Saturday morning during a very rainy Commencement at Stocker Stadium in Lincoln Park.  ...


Teacher tenure bill approved

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado teachers soon could have a new review process now that a bill dealing with how they get and keep tenure is on its way to Gov. Bill Ritter. Although lawmakers spent hours debating Senate Bill 191 in the Colorado House ...


Death threat in Valley fraud probe

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A private investigator working on behalf of the owner of collapsed Valley Investments said his life was threatened after he began contacting investors. The threat is a “potent example of the climate in the Grand Junction area concerning ...


Study addresses impact of loss of sagebrush habitat on wildlife

By Dave Buchanan

“One of the most tragic examples of our unthinking bludgeoning of the landscape is to be seen in the sage-brush lands of the West, where a vast campaign is on to destroy the sage and substitute grasslands.” — Rachel Carson, ...


Lawmakers amend, OK enterprise tax credit bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — With just a few hours left before the end of the 2010 session Wednesday, the Colorado Legislature approved a measure temporarily capping enterprise zone credits. But that didn’t happen before lawmakers made one final ...


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Motherhood a motivator for top GED grad

By Paul Shockley

Lynda Sweangen gave up on high school when she believes it quit her. Weeks away from graduating Fort Collins High School in 2004, she said a counselor discovered an error in her transcripts which prevented her from walking with her ...


Grand Junction Lions Club gives $32K to four organizations

By Melinda Mawdsley

The Grand Junction Lions Club is giving thousands of dollars to Fruita, but in reality the gift is worth more. At noon Tuesday at Bananas Fun Park Pavilion, the Grand Junction Lions Club will present four checks totaling $32,600 to four ...


House OKs bill to counter Amendment 61 provision

By Emily Shockley

A bill approved 56 to 9 by the state House of Representatives on Wednesday would provide school districts an alternative way to patch funding holes caused by cash-flow shortages if Amendment 61 passes on November’s ballot. According to ...


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2010 GED Graduates

By William Woody

Dozens of GED graduates from the 2010 class were honored in front of friends, family and community leaders Wednesday evening at Brownson Arena.  ...


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CORRECTION: Police vigil will be held Thursday evening

By Staff

A photo in today’s edition that shows Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey laying a memorial wreath in honor of National Police Week incorrectly stated that a memorial vigil was scheduled for tonight. The law enforcement vigil is scheduled ...


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