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Dry March saps state snowpack

By Staff

Colorado snowpack totals plummeted in March, a month that usually accounts for about one-fifth of seasonal snow accumulations, the Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday. The state’s peak snowpack level occurs April 12 on ...

Schools shift bothers Fruita council

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The Fruita City Council is dismayed by School District 51’s plan to shuffle hundreds of students in Fruita to different elementary schools next year, contending Fruita schoolchildren and their families are bearing too much of the burden ...

Bill allowing video lottery gets initial OK

By Charles Ashby

After the bill languished for nearly a month, Rep. Don Coram finally got the votes he needed to get his video lottery terminal bill out of committee Wednesday. But to do so, the Montrose Republican had to make changes to his measure, ...

Lincoln Park Tower available for party rental

By Amy Hamilton

The Lincoln Park Tower’s third-floor hospitality suite soon will be available as a party rental space, Grand Junction City Council members said during their meeting Wednesday night. Rental prices were set Wednesday night for the space, ...


Business survival tips: The North Face founder speaks at CMU event

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Kenneth “Hap” Klopp sees similarities between the social and economic upheaval of the late 1960s and the financial and political turmoil of today. When Klopp helped found The North Face in the San Francisco Bay area in 1966, the ...

Juvenile-crime bill advances in Senate

By Charles Ashby

A bill that would limit when district attorneys can charge juveniles as adults won preliminary approval Wednesday in the Colorado Senate. While opponents of House Bill 1271 say it makes no sense to take that flexibility away from prosecutors, ...

County seeks sale of seized livestock

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County will seek the legal forfeiture of some of the 61 head of cattle it seized from a property near Loma on Tuesday during an animal-cruelty investigation, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. The county aims to sell ...

Palisade OKs sale of town’s property

By Staff

Palisade voters Tuesday night gave town leaders permission to sell the town hall property, the first step toward moving town offices into the old Palisade High School, which is being renovated into a Civic Center. By a count of 342 to 106, ...

D51 board OKs 2012-13 calendar, later spring break

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District 51 School Board members moved ahead Tuesday with preliminary plans to move spring break to a later week. Traditionally, the district gives students six days off from school, plus four weekend days, the second full week of March. The ...

Agent: MIT suspect chatted from work

By Paul Shockley

A researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who allegedly flew to Grand Junction on the promise of sex with young girls was on the job when he sent most of his sexually graphic chats outlined in an arrest affidavit, a federal ...

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