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Enrollment dips at high schools within D51

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School District 51 administrators still are predicting flat enrollment for 2011–12 despite counting 39 fewer students Tuesday than they did the day after Labor Day 2010. On Aug. 30, the district counted 21,123 students, a 38-person ...

Organic farm plans big solar project

By Dennis Webb

The developer of an organic farm southeast of Rifle won approval Tuesday to build what he believes would be the largest privately owned solar-energy project in Colorado. Garfield County commissioners approved a proposal by Eagle Springs ...

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Palisade farmers weigh in with heavy crop of peaches

By Amy Hamilton

Farmers in Palisade have been producing some monster peaches this season, but Robert Helmer’s more than two decades in farming never produced the mammoth peach he now holds proudly. The Cresthaven peach that came through the packing ...

Buck campaigning again, pushes budget amendment

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Ken Buck, who sought unsuccessfully to unseat Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., last year, will campaign again in Grand Junction, this time for a balanced-budget amendment. An amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced budget has struck a ...

6-month sales, use tax revenue for city up 9.2%

By Amy Hamilton

Residents and visitors of Grand Junction are fond of shopping, but they really loved buying furniture and appliances this year. Tax collections on sales of furniture and appliances in Grand Junction increased 37.2 percent for the first half ...

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Library looks at facility expansion

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Unwilling to ask voters for a tax increase for new construction and unable to generate any momentum thus far on the redevelopment of several blocks of the northern end of downtown Grand Junction, Mesa County Public Library District officials ...

State deriving little benefit from trust lands

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State officials are optimistic they will get the last slivers of school trust lands owed the state for more than a century. They have little reason, however, to think any of those slivers will be in western Colorado’s energy-rich lands ...

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Outdoor ice rink planned for GJ

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A local ice hockey group plans to open an outdoor ice rink Nov. 1 in an alley behind North Avenue. The rink would be used for practices for the four age groups involved in Grand Valley Youth Hockey, plus the Colorado Mesa University ...

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Soup kitchen gets solar panel donation

By Amy Hamilton

A local company opted to shine a light on a local nonprofit organization. Solar panels that were installed over the long weekend at the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach should save the soup kitchen and the charity group’s operations up to ...

GarCo districts ask voters’ help with school cuts

By Dennis Webb

Voters in three Garfield County school districts will be asked this fall to approve tax measures aimed at making up for deep budget cuts in recent years. The Roaring Fork Re-1 School District in Glenwood Springs is seeking a $4.8 million mill ...

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