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Central suspends students after ‘fight club’ matches

By Amy Hamilton

The mother of a Central High School student said her son and other students were suspended after a group of about two dozen boys participated in a “fight club” on campus last week. Three students at the school were injured — ...


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Speedway ramps up expansion

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Seven years ago, the owners of the Grand Junction Motor Speedway seemed to be conducting sound tests and attending hours-long public hearings as much as they were running their fledgling business. That’s because Mesa County was fielding ...


Information on sex offenders to have limits

By Paul Shockley

A new Web site billed as a one-stop shop for pinpointing area sex offenders will restrict access to an offender’s information if he or she is incarcerated at the Mesa County Jail, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. “There ...


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Norton bypassing GOP delegates in Senate primary bid

By Charles Ashby

U.S. senatorial candidate Jane Norton shocked members of her own party when she announced Tuesday she would try to petition onto the Republican Party primary ballot in August. In an even more surprising move, Norton said she was abandoning ...


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Afghan leader still a reliable ally despite comments, Salazar says

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who last week boiled over with frustration and said he might join the Taliban, remains a reliable U.S. ally, said U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo. Karzai “is totally committed, in my opinion, to actually ...


Clifton one of first 11 in line for reform cash

By Emily Shockley

Clifton Elementary is one of 11 Colorado schools eligible for first dibs on part of $39.7 million worth of a federal school-improvement grant to improve consistently low test scores. Getting a federal school-improvement grant requires most ...


Outlying streets added to city traffic plan

By Staff

The Grand Junction Planning Commission unanimously approved a revised traffic plan Tuesday night that includes more streets around the city. The Grand Valley Circulation Plan labels streets based on how much they’re used. Two roadways ...


Child poverty estimate may be too low in Mesa County

By Emily Shockley

A childhood poverty study released Tuesday reported 12 percent of Mesa County’s school-age children lived in poverty in 2008. A lot has changed since then. Mesa County may have had the 40th lowest child poverty rate of Colorado’s ...


Ritter to speak Friday as county Dems meet

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Democrats will see several big names in state politics Friday at their annual dinner. So far, U.S. Rep. John Salazar, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and former Colorado House Speaker Andrew ...


Junction police keep state accreditation

By Paul Shockley

In the eyes of peers, the Grand Junction Police Department still meets statewide standards for professionalism. Keith Ikeda, chief of police in Basalt, who also serves as treasurer for the Colorado Associations of Chiefs of Police, said the ...


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