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Grieving parents forgive drunken driver

By Paul Shockley

In the end, Tim King prayed for his daughter’s killer. Not for his death. It wasn’t a desperate cry for revenge. What King calls the “acid” eating away in the lives of some victims of crime had been drained long ago ...

Players flock to reopening of Elliott Tennis Center

By Melinda Mawdsley

The Grand Junction tennis community formally has welcomed its newest addition. Tennis fans Sunday celebrated the grand opening of the redesigned Elliott Tennis Center at Mesa State College, where hundreds of players of all ages enjoyed ...

Federal funding for school safety programs ending

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Federal money used to support antiviolence and antidrug programs in schools will run out this year in School District 51. The district had $40,000 in federal money left to spend on bullying-prevention programs, school-safety training for ...

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Montrose residents abuzz about taking the bus

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Jack Ward calls it cheap and reliable. Anna Staley said it has been needed for years. And Larry Hardwick uses it every day. When Montrose launched its public-transportation system in August, it found regular bus riders in ...


Women offer grave site service

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It bothers Rose Liddiard to see so many gravestones in Orchard Mesa Cemetery left undecorated for the holidays. She knows these people haven’t been forgotten, but she wonders whether perhaps their spouses are elderly and unable to visit ...

This Week in the Legislature, April 11, 2011

By Staff

The Joint Budget Committee’s $18 billion budget proposal was introduced last week, and the Colorado Senate is expected to give its final nod to it today. The rest of this week, the House is to complete work on the budget and send it back ...

Scholarships, April 11, 2011

By Staff

Eight recipients of 2011 Aspinall Scholarships were announced Wednesday evening at a reception for the students at Mesa State College. All are Mesa State students: Robert Archer, Clifton, Wayne N. Aspinall Award Jennifer Frans, Cortez, ...

Workforce Center reports more new jobs

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The Mesa County Workforce Center added job postings in the first three months of 2011 at a rate not seen since the third quarter of 2008, a sign that jobs are starting to bounce back in the area. The Workforce Center posted 653 new jobs in ...


Silt teacher touches heart and mind of former pupil

By Paul Shockley

Over 27 years in public education, Silt elementary teacher Sheila Allen said she often wondered what difference she made in the lives of her students. A former student, fourth-grader Donovan Hill, reminded her. Allen, who will retire this ...

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Convergence of gearheads

By Rachel Sauer

Here’s to “just looking,” that wellspring of good intention that often ends in a bagful of bargains. Or maybe even “just looking’s” equally congenial cousin, “I’m just here for one ...

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