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Greek Festival a herculean cooking effort

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The sweet smell of freshly baked phyllo dough and the happy sounds of women’s laughter wafted from the open screen door of the kitchen at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Wednesday morning. It takes several weeks for the women ...


Parachute losing students, gaining in test scores

By Dennis Webb

The school district in western Garfield County’s energy development heartland is seeing a second straight year of sharply declining enrollment. And that’s a shame, because the quality of education is getting better and better for ...


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Mesa County budget cuts: ‘We are amputating limbs’

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Paula Moore’s and John Bruce Dodson’s killers might very well be walking free today if not for the diligence of investigators in the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office. Moore was raped and strangled inside a Grand ...


Sex assault on a child alleged

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A Grand Junction man was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of sexually assaulting a minor. Matthew Adolf Stock, 39, was booked into Mesa County Jail after Mesa County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a possible ...


School District 51 in line to put classes online

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School District 51 plans to add an online school to its academic offerings this year. The District 51 Board of Education will decide Tuesday whether to approve the creation of Grand River Virtual Academy, which will offer online classes for ...


The cold facts on hot ballot measures

By Charles Ashby

An analysis of the nine measures on this fall’s ballot, and what they could cost state and local governments, will be coming to voters’ mailboxes in the next two weeks. Each year, the Legislative Council, the nonpartisan research ...


Weekly Planner, Sept. 19, 2010

By Staff

Sunday, Sept. 19 Knights of Columbus Council 13621 pancake breakfast, 790 26 1/2 Road, 8 a.m.-noon, $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12, under 6 free, proceeds benefit the fund for local charities in the Grand Valley, 260-7664. Monday, Sept. 20 Weight ...


Traffic alert, Sept. 19, 2010

By Staff

The following road closures and maintenance projects may impact traffic this week: CDOT Widening of Interstate 70 Business: This project will widen I-70B between 24 Road and 24 3/4 Road. Traffic has been switched to the south side in the ...


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Vandals hit preschool 3 times

By Charles Ashby

A School District 51 preschool on 18th Street was vandalized for the third week in a row Friday, and neighborhood parents who send their children there aren’t happy about it. Jennifer Menzies, who lives across the street from the former ...


Winefest stomp 091810

Valley’s grape supply meager

By Charles Ashby

On the surface, the 19th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade on Saturday may have seemed no different than the 18 others that came before it. But some local vintners this year are a bit concerned about what impact last ...


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