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Organizations spring up in response to events

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Since the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a network of organizations sprung up across the nation and in the Grand Valley to support what has been a military response stretching out over years. One of the first of those organizations, ...

Eight who fell in Iraq, Afganistan since 9/11 had local ties

By Staff

Several thousand U.S. Marines, soldiers, airmen and sailors have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks. Eight of them had local ties. Army Staff Sgt. Mark A. Lawton, 41, Hayden 244th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Grand ...

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Enlistments soared post 9/11

By Charles Ashby

Angel and Don Wilson were dropping off their daughter at day care in Bellevue, Neb., when terrorists struck the nation on that dreadful day 10 years ago. Although Angel Wilson had left the military a year before, her husband was still active ...

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Travelers forced to comply with tightened security

By Amy Hamilton

Two displays at the Grand Junction Regional Airport offer a visual on what travelers can and can’t pack in their carry-on bags. The “yes” bin shows a 3.4-ounce container of liquid in a quart-sized, clear plastic bag. The ...

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Heightened security extends far beyond airports

By Dennis Webb

No-loitering rules near some reservoir dams and hydroelectric plants. Better-secured classrooms and courtrooms. Cameras monitoring state highways. Coloradans and Americans began seeing some of, or more of, such measures following the ...

Signal source mystifies searchers on Grand Mesa

By Paul Shockley

What started Friday at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida consumed Greg Foley’s day in Fraser. It also kept at least 24 rescuers from Mesa, Delta and Gunnison counties stomping around Grand Mesa. In the end, there was no definitive ...

Education ballot proponents say they can work together

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Proponents of two education-related measures on the Nov. 1 ballot are showing support for each other amid concerns the presence of both measures may cause voter confusion. School District 51’s mill levy override, Referred Measure 3B, ...

Foster floats endowment idea for schools

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster wants the state to start thinking about using endowments as a way of funding the state’s institutions of higher learning. During part of a Western Slope tour of state facilities by the ...

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Panel tours places that could have funding cut next year

By Charles Ashby

Prisons, crime labs, state parks, universities and human service programs are all potential programs that could see state budget cuts next year. Perhaps not so coincidentally, the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee spent Thursday and ...

Flu shots sessions start on Tuesday

By Staff

Influenza vaccinations through the Mesa County Health Department will be available starting Tuesday, ahead of the 2011–12 flu season. Flu shots cost $20. The nasal mist version vaccine is $25. People with insurance should bring their ...

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