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Online school to share building with Broadway Elementary

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Grande River Virtual Academy will move into four empty classrooms this fall at Broadway Elementary School. Broadway’s dwindling student population prompted the move. The elementary school has room for 418 students but finished the ...


Bedbugs nestling into the valley

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The Grand Junction and Montrose area ranks 37th among U.S. cities and metropolitan areas for total number of bedbug treatments, according to a report by an Atlanta-based pest control corporation. Rollins, owner of Orkin and six other pest ...


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Leading horses to water

By Matthew Berger

Even wild horses will require extraordinary measures to make it through this year’s drought, it appears. The Bureau of Land Management is taking the exceptional step of trucking tanks of water to a herd of wild horses, an effort the ...


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Barricaded suspect surrenders before SWAT entry

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A Grand Junction man eye-balled the massive SWAT vehicle in front of the 1615 Orchard Ave. home where he had barricaded himself Sunday afternoon and decided to surrender. Dustin James Grider, 35, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Sunday outside ...


Parched June barely misses GJ’s record for dryness

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If it hadn’t been for an overnight thunderstorm late in the month, June would have tied Grand Junction’s record for least amount of June rainfall. Only a trace of precipitation had been recorded in June 2012 until 0.04 inch of ...


BLM fears collusion among bidders

By Dennis Webb

A Bureau of Land Management spokesman says reducing the chance for bid collusion is among the reasons the agency keeps the nominators of parcels for oil and gas leasing secret until after lease auctions. Steven Hall was speaking in response ...


Company proposing Naturita uranium mill acquires Utah facility

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Energy Fuels Inc. at midnight Friday completed its acquisition of Denison Mines Corp.‘s uranium assets in the United States. Energy Fuels, which is planning to build the first uranium mill in the United States in three decades, acquired ...


District 51 expels 87 students in 2011-12

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District 51’s running tally of student expulsions stayed ahead of the previous year’s count throughout most of 2011-12 before finishing six expulsions behind the final 2010-11 count at 87 expulsions. A glut of last-minute ...


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Cost of fighting fire near De Beque at $1.6 million

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Update 10:15 a.m. Bill Hahnenberg, incident commander, advises full containment of the Pine Ridge Fire is expected to be contained by Thursday. Firefighting resources should start trickling out of De Beque in the coming days. ____________ The ...


Science Monday, July 2, 2012

By Matthew Berger

Forests, wildfires change over decades The degree of damage done to forests from wildfires has changed dramatically from earlier last century. The cyclical wildfires that have burned in the Rocky Mountains for millennia used to look much ...


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