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GOP-drawn redistricting map unfurled

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — House Republicans unveiled their version for how the state’s congressional districts should look Tuesday, countering one Senate Democrats proposed last week. But the House bill that would outline those districts ...


Pregnancy prevention program for teens backed by panel for expansion

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — About a decade ago, Montrose High School was known as “Maternity High” because of the high number of pregnant students it had, Montrose County Commissioner David White said. That is no longer the case,  thanks ...


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Chapel house getting some overdue TLC

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As she watched volunteers peel away the warped cedar shards of Handy Chapel’s chapel house roof Tuesday morning, Barbara Anderson was sure past congregants would be proud to see their church and the adjacent home returning to their ...


2 National Merit scholars from GJ

By Staff

Two students from Grand Junction are among 39 Colorado students picked for the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. The local scholarship winners are John R. Ahern, who is home-schooled, and Elizabeth L. Schaack, who attends Colorado ...


Water pact aims to keep both Western Slope, Front Range happy

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It could be within a decade that Denver Water might seek to increase its water supply under an agreement awaiting approval on both sides of the Continental Divide. The agreement, which needs approval from 33 water organizations in the ...


Restaurant launches campaign to raise money for military vets

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Patrons of Grand Junction’s two Carl’s Jr. restaurants can lend a hand to military families and veterans when they grab a bite to eat. CKE Restaurants Inc., the parent company to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast-food ...


Health insurance exchange bill advances in House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill creating a health care exchange similar to what was proposed in the controversial federal health care reform law passed last year. But don’t fret, supporters ...


Fruita confronts another rate hike for sewer plant

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When Warren Walcher opened an Express Care lube center and car wash in Fruita seven years ago, his monthly sewer bill was around $80 a month. Walcher’s bill has grown to $380 a month as Fruita municipal leaders, faced with a federal ...


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Grand Junction shows pride in victory against terrorism

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The killing of Osama bin Laden, reported to the nation on Sunday night by President Barack Obama, set off a series of impromptu celebrations from New York and Washington, D.C., to the campus of Mesa State College and up Plateau Creek to tiny ...


Montrose hospital employees ask county to drop its lawsuit

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Dozens of Montrose Memorial Hospital employees filled a Monday morning meeting of the Montrose County Board of County Commissioners to plead with the commission to drop ongoing litigation against the hospital’s board of ...


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