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Birgfeld’s bones to be examined by specialist

By Paul Shockley

Authorities were tight-lipped about an examination Friday at Community Hospital involving the skeletal remains of Paige Birgfeld, which are expected to be sent to a Front Range specialist for more analysis. Mesa County Chief Deputy Coroner ...


Turnout good for oil shale meeting

By Dennis Webb

SILT — Colorado, Wyoming and Utah are home to the world’s largest deposits of oil shale, and much of that lies below land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, which also oversees considerable tar sands acreage in ...


Suspect’s driving imperils vehicles during pursuit

By Paul Shockley

Speeds hit 80 mph as a suspected drunken driver eluded a Colorado State Patrol trooper early Sunday in Grand Junction, nearly striking other vehicles, according to an arrest affidavit. Jordan T. Criswell, 21, was arrested on suspicion of 17 ...


Colorado Mountain College students face another tuition hike

By Dennis Webb

A sharply divided Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees on Monday approved raising tuition for a second straight year. The board voted 4-3 to authorize increases ranging from 5.6 percent for in-district students to 7.1 percent for ...


Fruita candidates spar on medical pot votes

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Fruita mayoral candidates Lori Buck and Terry Moss agreed on nearly everything but voting records Monday night at a candidate forum. Moss, who has served on the Fruita City Council for four years, said that six-year council member Buck voted ...


Measure targets water treatment rule

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill designed to stop, or at least delay, a state agency from adopting controversial water quality regulations for the state’s rivers and lakes cleared its first legislative committee Monday. That happened the same day ...


Rock group Primus to perform June 20 in Grand Junction

By Melinda Mawdsley

American rock group Primus has scheduled a stop in Grand Junction this summer. “An Evening with Primus” is coming to Grand Junction courtesy of Sandstone Concerts and Wigout Productions, according to Wigout promoter and Mesa ...


Garfield Re-2 School District to consider 4-day week

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Garfield Re-2 School District School Board members will consider adopting a resolution today that would allow the district to move to a four-day school week this fall. The board agenda at today’s meeting, which will be at 4:30 p.m. at ...


Wright to officially announce challenge for Bradford’s seat

By Charles Ashby

Fruita police officer Jared Wright is to officially announce his bid for the Colorado House later today, challenging the incumbent, Rep. Laura Bradford, for the newly redrawn House District 54. Wright, who was an aide to former Grand Junction ...


Private school enrollment up slightly in Mesa County

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Enrollment at Mesa County’s private and parochial schools increased year over year by 26 students to 1,085 kids in fall 2011, according to data released recently by the Colorado Department of Education. All but four of the ...


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