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Activist wants climate change out of standardized test

By Emily Shockley

The author of a petition asking local educators not to teach climate change as fact wants authors of the Colorado Student Assessment Plan test to follow the same guideline. Local attorney and former School District 51 Board of Education ...


Bill gives colleges flexibility on tuition

By The AP

DENVER — Calling it a stopgap measure to save higher education, Gov. Bill Ritter signed a bill Wednesday giving Colorado colleges more flexibility to set tuition rates. He also signed a measure providing $35 million to help lower- and ...


Man pleads guilty in De Beque slaying

By Paul Shockley

A Rifle man who faced trial next week in the bludgeoning death of a De Beque rancher pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder. Kenneth Earl Wright, 44, could be sentenced to prison from 16 to 48 years under the terms of a plea ...


Rifle man sentenced in 2007 fatality on I-70

By Paul Shockley

A judge Wednesday ordered a Rifle man to complete an eight-hour driving class, among other penalties, related to a fatal accident on Interstate 70 in 2007. James Wilson, 31, was threatened by County Court Judge Gretchen Larson with 60 days in ...


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City sics beetles on river tamarisk

By Staff

Tamarisk along the northern bank of the Colorado River has a new neighbor: 8,000 tamarisk beetles that feed solely on the water-sucking plant. The city of Grand Junction removed tamarisk and fostered four acres of wetland more than a year ago ...


Person bitten by rabid bat

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One Mesa County resident is being treated for rabies after being bitten by one of two rabid bats recently found in Mesa County, officials said. The discovery of rabies prompted authorities to warn people not to handle wildlife that is acting ...


Verizon outage may boost image of land lines

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Lost in all of the teeth-gnashing and hair-pulling from Grand Valley Verizon Wireless customers fretting about a loss in cell-phone service Monday and Tuesday was a message from yesteryear: Hello, I’m a land-line phone. Yes, I still ...


Verizon customers can ask for credit

By Amy Hamilton

Verizon Wireless customers who were without service for nearly 26 hours on Monday and Tuesday can request credit from the company. Cell phone service agreements have a clause that calls for reimbursement if coverage is interrupted for more ...


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Statues come to life in museum fundraiser

By Daniel Humphries

Strange things have been happening recently within the walls of the Museum of the West. At night, wax statues of historical figures seemingly come to life. “We’ve had the arrival of the Cortez calendar, and ever since the Cortez ...


Online reporting system to complement 911, tip lines

By Paul Shockley

A new online reporting system, mostly geared toward cold property crimes, is up and running in Grand Junction. The system is aimed at saving a trip to the police department for people who need to file a report for insurance reasons, but ...


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