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District 51 candidates leery of statewide tax measure for schools

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The candidates vying for the only contested seat on the School District 51 board share a suspicion that students in Mesa County will garner nothing from a ballot measure aimed at increasing sales taxes for schools. Incumbent Cindy ...


Club 20 asks to unify Western Slope in congressional district

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Club 20 is asking a Denver court to reassemble the Western Slope back under the same congressional district. Grand County, which sits on the west side of the Continental Divide and contains the headwaters of the Colorado River, was placed in ...


Mesa County may have to cut $3M to $5M from budget

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Mesa County’s budget knife will not slice as deep in 2012 as it did this year, but a decline in property tax revenue and the continued shakiness of the local economy means more cuts are in store. County commissioners took their first ...


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Valley will have plenty of competition for high-profile cycling bid

By Amy Hamilton

The temporary hordes of visitors to small towns and cities around Colorado. An adrenaline rush just watching world-class athletes zooming past with local attractions beamed to televisions around the globe. After its inaugural year, more ...


Casino gamble may pay for Valley investors

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A possibility the Ute tribe might build a casino and resort in Dinosaur has presented Grand Junction attorney Kirk Rider with an unlikely question: Might he be able to make some real money for Valley Investments investors from a mobile-home ...


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Sign carriers show support for abortion alternatives

By Amy Hamilton

Volunteers fanned out in all four directions from one of Grand Junction’s busiest intersections 12th Street and North Avenue for about an hour Sunday afternoon, silently conveying the messages they held up on signs. “Adoption is ...


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Schools getting students on their feet

By William Woody

MONTROSE — This week nearly 1,500 students from three Montrose schools will participate in the annual International Walk to School Day aimed to increase physical exercise and educate kids about street safety. Pomona Elementary and ...


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A blessing in disguise for perplexed pets?

By Amy Hamilton

They came wagging their tails, whining a bit and tugging on leashes. One squawked about being a pretty bird, one lounged about in scaly skin and another made heads turn with an abrupt whinny. A few of the feline variety stayed safely in their ...


UPDATE: Woman, 50, dog killed when hit; driver held

By Amy Hamilton

The Colorado State Patrol has released the identities of two people who were involved in a car crash in Pear Park neighborhood on Sunday night. Darinda L. Brown, 50, of Grand Junction was walking her dog at about 7 p.m. in the 400 block of ...


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Consultant pushy about cheaper, faster Internet

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The Internet, however pervasive it might be, is more sluggish than might be expected, says a Grand Junction man laboring to speed it up and extend its reach. “We have not had a doubling of speed in the Internet in 10 years,” said ...


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