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Glade Park Community School wraps first year as charter

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It was a learning year at Glade Park Community School. While the school’s 21 kindergarten through fifth-grade students learned Spanish, knitting and music alongside the basics in 2011-12, parents and community members on the ...

Attorney named GarCo manager

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The Garfield County Commission hired its county attorney Thursday to take over full time as the county manager, ending a monthslong search for the top job. Andrew Gorgey, 47, who was hired last year as county attorney, was hired for his new ...

Grand Junction man arrested in baby’s death

By Paul Shockley

UPDATE: Affidavit says doctors determined toddler died from blunt-force trauma to the abdomen. A Grand Junction man was arrested Thursday night in connection with the death of an infant child last month. Justin Keel was taken into custody ...

Deadline is today to switch political parties

By Charles Ashby

Today is the last day for registered voters to switch party affiliations before the June 26 primary elections, state election officials say. Voters in area counties will choose candidates in various races, including two seats on the Mesa ...

Fire training exercise

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

GJ Fire Department recruits were trained at a controlled house fire.  ...

Patrol led on 100-mph interstate chase

By Paul Shockley

An alleged drunk driver was arrested at gunpoint Wednesday after a pursuit led by the Colorado State Patrol topped 100 mph on Interstate 70. Michelle Phegley, 49, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, eluding, ...

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Two groups chastise Garfield sheriff

By Charles Ashby

Two civil rights groups are calling on Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario to stop referring domestic abuse victims he suspects of being in the nation illegally to federal immigration officials. The American Civil Liberties Union of ...


Vet clinic employee accused of drug theft

By Paul Shockley

An employee at a Redlands veterinary clinic is accused of stealing narcotics on the job which she sold for profit, according to an arrest affidavit. Jacinta J. Goad, 26, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of three counts of distribution of a ...


Scenic supporters celebrate school being open another year

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Today could have been the last day of school forever for Scenic Elementary. Closing the school or one of a handful of other School District 51 buildings was first discussed nearly a year ago as a potential way to save $1.2 million. District ...

Lunch prices going up for district schools

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School District 51 elementary school lunches will cost $2.35 beginning this fall, up from the current price of $2. The Federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires schools that receive federal reimbursements for free or reduced-price ...

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