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CMU Bash movein 081411

the Suite life

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It’s starting to sound like a broken record to say a new residence hall has opened at Colorado Mesa University. But, once again, it’s true. At this moment, students are moving into a five-story residence hall at the intersection ...


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Volunteers haul junk from Colorado River

By Amy Hamilton

Think about the size of one Dumpster, the kind restaurants and apartment complexes use. Now think of 10 Dumpsters that size filled to the top with garbage. That’s about how much junk, 60 cubic yards, that was collected during a cleanup ...


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Crowd lusts for tricked-out ride

By Amy Hamilton

Attention: Tom Latasek of Aspen. People out there hate you. But, it’s not your fault. You just got lucky on Saturday night when your name was pulled in a raffle for KAFM’s tricked out, 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser. Spelling on the ...


081211 Dan Maes

Maes dishes liberal dose of blame for loss in governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

“Oh, my gosh!” “Historical fiction!” “Hogwarts!” Those are some remarks from critics of a new self-published book by former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, “Running Without Cowboy ...


072711 Construction cost

On time, under budget

By Amy Hamilton

If ever there were a good time to be wrapping up a multimillion-dollar construction project, the time might be right now. Take for example, a comparison in costs of the Riverside Parkway and the 29 Road overpass. The overpass is about ...


Greyhound ending service to points south

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Greyhound is canceling its route from Grand Junction to Albuquerque, N.M.,  citing low passenger numbers and rising costs for closing all stops along the U.S. Highway 50 and 550 corridors. Stops in Delta, Montrose, ...


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Fire destroys wood chipper at GJ sawmill

By Amy Hamilton

A fire destroyed a commercial-grade chipper Saturday, but firefighters kept the blaze from spreading at Grand Junction’s only sawmill, Doug Jones Sawmill, 1441 Winters Ave. Jones said he uses the chipper about once or twice a year, and ...


R-5 High seeks alternative status, improved grade

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R-5 High School wants to be compared to its peers in a statewide grading system. The school was graded by traditional school standards last year, when the state debuted an accreditation system called School Performance Framework. The school ...


Attack ad targeting Tipton

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is under attack by a Democratic political action committee for his hiring of a company that uses technology owned by his nephew. House Majority PAC, known as a “Super PAC” because it can take ...


Solar co-op offers panels for lease

By Charles Ashby

Grand Valley Power customers who want to go green with their utility bills but don’t have the $20,000 up-front cash to put solar panels on their roofs now have a different option. The rural electric cooperative has built, and brought ...


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