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Sound of Music

Grand Junction students sing in Austria for ‘Sound of Music’ documentary

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Ten Grand Junction High School students will appear on Austrian television this October as part of a documentary about global tourists’ fascination with “The Sound of Music.” The students were in Salzburg, Austria, as part ...

Pot-growing debris again found in Garfield County

By Dennis Webb

For a second time in about a month, Garfield County authorities found discarded debris associated with a marijuana-growing operation. The Garfield Sheriff’s Department said the new discovery was reported Tuesday on private property on ...

Want to avoid lines for license plates? Check out webcams

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Residents who want to renew their license plates in person but are intent on avoiding the long lines that occasionally plague the Mesa County motor vehicle offices can accomplish both by logging on. The county Clerk and Recorder’s ...

Palisade board picks Magill for vacancy

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The Palisade Town Board voted Tuesday night to appoint Robert Magill to fill the board vacancy created when Trustee Art Silver resigned last month. Trustees voted 5–0 to tap Magill, who was sworn in and participated in Tuesday’s ...

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Drivers go nowhere fast at DMV

By Charles Ashby

Now serving No. 13. “I’m number 36,” Grand Junction resident Paul Turner groused as he waited in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles office at 222 S. Sixth St. earlier this week. “And I’ve been here more than ...

Guv intends to appoint new faces to oil board

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper appears poised to replace all but two people on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The Democratic governor, who is a former petroleum geologist, is nearly a month late in making appointments to the ...

Small, rural post offices might close

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Gateway, Molina and other rural western Colorado communities could lose their post offices, as the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service considers closing thousands of post office locations to save money. The Postal Service announced ...

Firearms, meth found in Montrose raid

By Staff

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms officers and members of the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team arrested three people and confiscated more than 60 firearms, some assault rifles, and a small amount of meth during a raid ...

3 western Colorado wildflowers added to protection list

By Dennis Webb

In a move with consequences for activities including energy development, the federal government is proceeding with listing three western Colorado wildflowers for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

Valley voters struggle to make voices heard

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Political activists took to the streets, operatives took to email, and politicians took to the telephones and lecterns as the fight over whether to boost the nation’s debt limit heated up Tuesday. Much of the focus was on U.S. Rep. ...

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