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Statistics reveal work force that’s diverse as we honor laborers

By Charles Ashby

While the nation’s unemployment rate remains at 9.1 percent, there are more than 153 million Americans in the nation’s labor force. And the U.S. Census Bureau says that’s who we are celebrating as workers take the day off to ...


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Private sector music curriculum a hit with public school students

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Grand Junction-based music- tutoring program Sera Schools has expanded to the Front Range and will enter the Montrose market later this month. Sera Schools co-founder Brita Ford-Fay, who runs the business with her husband, John, employs music ...


Court: Vehicle not always deadly weapon

By Paul Shockley

Vehicles involved in serious injury crashes can’t always be considered a deadly weapon under state law, the Colorado Court of Appeals said in a published opinion. The Court of Appeals announced Aug. 25 that it will not review its own ...


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Man accused in underage drinking party

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A Grand Junction man was arrested Saturday on suspicion he was host of an underage drinking party at his house involving 15- and 16-year-old children. Kevin Dwayne Rutter, 38, 2895 Victoria Drive, was arrested on suspicion of five felony ...


Cooler weather in store after record August heat

By Staff

Hot weather leveling off this month After the fourth-hottest August on record, Grand Junction appears to be headed for more seasonal weather. Forecasters predict high temperatures to hold in the 80s throughout the week and a chance of rain ...


Student spotlight, Sept. 5, 2011

By Staff

Groundbreaking today for school’s new building MONTROSE — Vista Charter School will break ground at a new site at 3 p.m. today at St. Mary’s and Niagara in Montrose. The school received a BEST grant from the Department of ...


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Degree holders try cracking code to job market

By Amy Hamilton

Otorhinolaryngologist. The label for a physician who specializes in ear, nose and throat diseases is nearly impossible for most people to say, much less spell. Yet the word is one of Heather Carr’s favorites, rolling off her tongue ...


Master’s made applicant appear ‘overqualified’

By Amy Hamilton

Former Grand Junction resident David Workman said he studied his butt off to earn a Master of Business Administration degree at Mesa State College. When his friends with bachelor’s degrees started to land jobs, Workman, then 25 years ...


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Fruita steers dollars to new police station

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Like every other aspect of municipal government, the Fruita Police Department felt the impact of the growth boom in the past decade, when the population of Fruita nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010 to more than 12,000 residents. The number ...


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Club brings precise routines of dressage to Grand Valley

By Amy Hamilton

At first glance, it’s difficult to imagine Sandy Kay’s 17-hand-high, 1,250-pound Hanoverian horse prancing. But once Kay and her horse entered the arena Saturday during a dressage show at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, the horse and ...


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