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Donors see HOPE of needy

By Amy Hamilton

“Beautiful family coming out of an abusive relationship in need of a couch.” “We have moms-to-be in need of cribs, sheets, etc.” “Seems like pots and pans and kitchen items are a big need right now, so if you ...

Study suggests flexibility in annual count of students

By Emily Shockley

A new study suggests Colorado should change the way it counts students for enrollment data. The “Colorado Average Daily Membership Study,” authored primarily by Denver-based education research firm Augenblick, Palaich and ...

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Teacher, chess master spreads love of game among Gateway students

By Emily Shockley

Utah’s reigning state chess champion has brought a love of the sport to Gateway School, where he teaches. Moab resident Damian Nash, who lives in Gateway during the school week, began teaching math, science, physical education and media ...

Discarded pipe bomb left at city intersection

By Paul Shockley

A device described by police as a small pipe bomb was taken from the desert north of Grand Junction on Saturday and left at a city street intersection. The Grand Junction Bomb Squad was called around 12:15 p.m. to the intersection of 27 1/4 ...

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Shifting to commissioner-run government has plenty of skeptics

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Mesa County commissioners’ inability to agree on who should become the next county administrator has set the wheels in motion for them to contemplate other forms of governance, which could fundamentally change the way the county is ...

Water report dooms state supply by 2050

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By 2050, fast-growing Colorado will need as much as 1 million acre-feet more water than it uses now, and it will have difficulty meeting the new demand, a state study said. Demands for municipal and industrial water could exceed supply by as ...

Performing Arts Center to open on Main

By Melinda Mawdsley

The bare walls and torn-out ceiling tiles seem depressing, but Terri Schafer couldn’t be more excited. All she sees when she looks at the emptiness of the downtown Grand Junction building is an opportunity to bring consistent theater ...

Meeting scheduled on high-voltage line

By Staff

A meeting for comment on a proposed high-voltage transmission line that would run through northwest Colorado and connect a wind farm in Wyoming to Las Vegas will be Jan. 31 in Grand Junction. The meeting is intended to collect public comment ...

Second stolen pit bull pup found at Mesa County home

By Dennis Webb

The Rifle Animal Shelter manager said she’s surprised and elated that the second of two stolen pit bull puppies has been returned two months after its disappearance. The dog, named Beretta, was found Jan. 15 at a Mesa County home after ...

Traffic Alert, Jan. 23, 2011

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: Downtown Uplift: The 500 block of Main Street will be closed to through traffic starting Monday for reconstruction. Both the 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street are closed to ...

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