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Legislator wants to ax benefits for part-timers

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Laura Bradford is calling on the state to end its practice of offering benefits to part-time workers. The Collbran Republican said the practice isn’t done in the private sector and that the state may be wasting taxpayers’ ...


Sens. Bennet, Udall cautious on Obama’s $50 billion request

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Both Colorado senators are treating with caution President Obama’s request for $50 billion to ease the burden on state and local governments. Obama is asking for the spending that he told Congress is needed to avoid “massive ...


Udall may lead regional wilderness issue

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The defeat of Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, a Republican, could have repercussions that would put Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, at the head of the regional wilderness movement. The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance hasn’t given up on ...


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More experienced applicants seeking school district jobs

By Emily Shockley

While school districts across the state brace for layoffs, School District 51 is hiring for more than 230 positions for the 2010-11 school year. District 51 eliminated the equivalent of 46 full-time positions for the 2010-11 school year ...


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First-time moms find advice, care through county program

By Amy Hamilton

Danielle McGlothlin didn’t know what she was getting into when she became pregnant at 16. With the help of a voluntary program for low-income, first-time mothers, McGlothin received the advice, care and nurturing she needed to have a ...


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Family: Man relied on faith while stalking bin Laden

By Paul Shockley

When Forrest Gump met Rambo, you had 50-year-old Gary Brooks Faulkner. Fervent in faith, perhaps a tad naive, the Greeley construction worker who was detained by Pakistan authorities earlier this week — at the time of his arrest, he was ...


Grand Valley, Mountain West lag nation in job recovery, report says

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Grand Junction’s economy lost more jobs and saw greater declines in housing prices over 2009 than many other small metropolitan areas in the Intermountain West, a region that remains battered by the national recession, a quarterly report ...


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Local engineer devises ‘cork’ for BP well

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It should be possible to squelch the well spewing oil at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, a retired Grand Junction engineer says. Not easy, just possible. Richard Stover likens the job to “putting a cork in a bottle of sparkling ...


Save the Rink tries to save Glacier Arena

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Supporters of the Glacier Ice Arena have created a nonprofit organization they hope will ensure ice skating doesn’t melt away in the Grand Valley. Save the Rink Inc. was formed on Tuesday, attorney Rob Pierce said. He and several other ...


Petitions targeting teachers rejected

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 Board of Education members adopted a resolution Tuesday night dismissing two petitions given to the board at a May 25 meeting. The petitions asked teachers not to teach man-made climate change and to abstain from ...


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