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State official: Cutting administrators a bad idea

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Now is not the time to eliminate school administrators, State Board of Education member Marcia Neal wrote in a letter this week to District 51 School Board members. As a member of the state board, Neal has been part of the implementation ...

Many residents like monument just the way it is

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GLADE PARK — Atop the Uncompahgre Plateau overlooking Colorado National Monument, residents recognize the potential benefits of changing the status of the monument to a national park. Capturing the benefits of such a change without ...

Rifle: Oil shale issue more about quality than quantity

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Rifle City Council is urging the Bureau of Land Management to encourage responsible oil shale development, but it decided against endorsing that any specific amount of acreage be available for potential commercial leasing. A ...


Trees dedicated at Holy Family

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A former student and a former teacher will be remembered each time kids at Holy Family Catholic School race past two flowering pear trees planted next to play equipment in the school’s courtyard. The kindergarten through eighth-grade ...


Roundabouts, landscaping among changes for Horizon Drive

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For the millions of people who visit the Grand Valley every year, Horizon Drive often is their introduction to the area. Some spend most or all of their time on the financial backbone of Grand Junction, working and eating there. And what they ...

Friends hold 2-day book saleto help library

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

No one can throw a book on their spring cleanup pile, so this time of year, hundreds of books start pouring into the Friends of the Library book-collection site, prompting the group’s annual spring sale. “It’s always heavier ...

Pair indicted in slippery scheme

By Staff

Two people from Centennial-based Pro Grease Trap Services have been indicted by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office on suspicion they failed to fully empty grease traps at Grand Junction restaurants and misrepresented their ...

Bill would eliminate CBI check on gun buys

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—The Colorado Bureau of Investigations would no longer perform background checks on gun purchases under a bill that passed the Colorado House on Wednesday. Rep. Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, said House Bill 1048, which he ...

Policy limits fracking output

By Matthew Berger

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released long-awaited new regulations for oil and gas operations Wednesday. The rules are its first to regulate air pollution from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and are expected to impact wells and ...

Man who shot self gets ticket

By Paul Shockley

A man who allegedly was drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana faces criminal charges after accidentally shooting himself in the hand with his handgun, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Frankie M. Sanchez, 27, was issued a ...

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