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Couple charged in record case in Mesa County for welfare fraud

By Paul Shockley

Flanked by supporters Tuesday morning, a former Grand Junction couple was formally charged in connection to what officials said is the largest prosecuted case of welfare fraud in Mesa County. Mesa County Deputy District Attorney Bo Zeerip ...


Group calls for energy efficiency programs by small utilities

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A Colorado consumer advocacy group is calling on rural electric associations and public power districts to meet their state-regulated counterparts in providing energy-efficiency programs to their customers, noting thousands of Coloradans are ...


Mesa County mails 64,000-plus ballots to voters

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner mailed 64,221 ballots Tuesday in advance of next month’s all-mail election. Unlike a growing number of other counties in the state, though, she didn’t mail ballots to the 12,500 inactive voters in ...


State GOP lawmakers hosting meetings on economy

By Staff

House Speaker Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, and other GOP leaders in the Colorado House will be in Grand Junction this week to solicit ideas to improve economic development in the state. The stop is part of a statewide Building a Better ...


Mom accused of letting 9-year-old girl drive

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction mother faces criminal charges for allegedly allowing her 9-year-old daughter to drive across Grand Junction at least twice over the span of two days last week. Lori Ann Rogers, 36, was cited on suspicion of two counts of ...


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District 51 school board: District B incumbent values teamwork, goal of student success

By Staff

Q: Why did you decide to run for school board this year? A: I care about students and their education. I want to work with other board members to build healthy partnerships in the community because world class education will only be a reality ...


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District 51 school board: District B challenger says excellence vital for children

By Staff

Q: Why did you decide to run for school board this year? A: The American dream says anyone, whatever their background, can study hard, work hard and become CEO of Intel. But in District 51, only half of our kids are proficient in math and ...


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District 51 school board: Lone candidate in District A has ‘skin in the game’’

By Staff

Q: Why did you decide to run for school board this year? A: I am running for the school board because I have a son in the 11th grade, a daughter in the ninth grade, a son in the seventh grade and a daughter in the fifth grade, skin in the ...


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165-million-year-old skull endures delicate moments at new home

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Turning over the 165-million-year-old skull of a jumbo triceratops encased upside down in plaster is a task of, well, dinosaurian proportions. Dinosaur Journey paleontologists, assisted by Rick Charlesworth, owner of Lower Valley Welding and ...


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District 51 debate one-sided

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District B challenger Ann Tisue got to have the most say in Monday night’s District 51 school board candidate forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters and Kids Voting Mesa County. Tisue’s opponent, incumbent Cindy ...


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