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Plan 500 kids improve scores

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The 117 local students who participated in The 500 Plan tutoring program last year improved their reading test scores year-over-year more than other students in their schools. The 500 Plan is a year-old program that pairs adult volunteers ...


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‘A debt that never can be repaid’

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The war veterans on the Western Slope Honor Flight enjoyed a police escort early Thursday morning through rush-hour traffic in Washington, D.C., with a direct route to their National World War II Memorial. Then, they were pushed in ...


Listeria takes one life in county

By Amy Hamilton

An elderly Mesa County resident died this week from listeria, and another elderly resident has been hospitalized with the bacteria, according to the Mesa County Health Department. Neither case has been linked to an outbreak that was traced to ...


Waste facility owners face suit

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A De Beque-area oil and gas waste-disposal business that has been blistered for a yet-to-be-remedied environmental spill is under the microscope again, as the current owner has defaulted on payments to the previous owners and faces allegations ...


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Autumn color taking its sweet time

By Amy Hamilton

The view from Powderhorn Resort’s website camera this week is gorgeous with wide, verdant ski runs edged with spruce, aspen and fir trees. Hues of green ranging from lime to olive are lovely, but something’s awry. As Color Sunday ...


Bondsmen accused of pulling guns inside store

By Paul Shockley

Two employees of a Montrose bail-bond business face criminal charges for brandishing guns as they chased a wanted fugitive inside a Walmart store in Grand Junction. Lee Turner, 21, and James Woods, 32, both with AA Bail Bonds LLC, were issued ...


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Clifton man jailed in 2-day crime spree

By Paul Shockley

A man told police he was held hostage by another man for two days as the suspect took his car and forced him to do drug deals, according to an arrest affidavit. Ryan R. Rivera, 26, 3225 Bunting Ave., was ordered held at the Mesa County Jail ...


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School bullying warning heard in Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Members of the state board of education along with behavioral experts Tuesday told Montrose and Olathe educators that school bullying is more prevalent outside the classroom than ever. Bullying is defined as an aggressive ...


Ridges project OK’d over concerns of some neighbors

By Amy Hamilton

Despite objections by a couple of neighbors, Grand Junction City Council members on Wednesday night unanimously approved amending a development plan that would allow for the construction of 20 housing units in The Ridges. Council members ...


Grand Junction divorce rate highest in the state, census data reveal

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction is Colorado’s newest divorce capital. Among the state’s 26 largest cities, the Grand Valley went from 14th place to No. 1 in the past decade with the highest percentage of its population that is divorced. According ...


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