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Clifton students make big gains in CSAP scores

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A turnaround plan at Clifton Elementary is helping boost test scores at the school. The first Colorado Student Assessment Program data to be released for 2011, third-grade reading scores, revealed 74 percent of third-graders at Clifton ...

Chinese visitors blossom on valley tourism scene

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Debbie Kovalik and Barbara Bowman are veterans of the international-travel trade-show circuit, having stuffed their suitcases with brochures and guides every year for the last 20 years in an attempt to draw tourists from around the world to ...

Judge: Parties should settle hospital dispute

By William Woody

MONTROSE — As legal fees on both sides mount, Montrose District Judge Jeff Herron asked the Montrose County Commission and Montrose Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees to settle their dispute outside of court before he makes his ...

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Orchard Mesa neighbors say Bobby Bash concerns not heard

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Living in the shadow of the Mesa County Fairgrounds grandstand for the past 20 years, Scott Foster has learned to adjust to the noise, traffic and dust from the county fair, which predated his arrival in the Grand Valley. He’s learned to ...

Garfield County settles 2006 inmate-abuse lawsuit

By Dennis Webb

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department has settled a 5-year-old lawsuit in which the American Civil Liberties Union had accused it of inmate abuses including inappropriate use of force. The Sheriff’s Department in a news ...

Confidence up for employers, chamber says

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More employers believe the local economy has stabilized and plan to hire additional workers than during the past two years, according to the latest Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce survey, a sign that perhaps the Grand Valley has ...

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Chase suspect identified, turns himself in

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Edward Michael Pfennig, 40, was arrested Saturday after turning himself in at Grand Junction Police Department headquarters, after a May 2 incident, in which Pfennig drove into the Grand West Kia sign on U.S. Highway 50. Pfennig turned ...

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Garden of Guadalupe dedicated

By Rachel Sauer

In the quiet of a cemetery, on a cloudy spring afternoon, Carl Sandburg’s words waft in like a sigh on the gentle breeze: “Great lullabies to the long sleepers.” Monday afternoon, before the rain fell, Bishop Fernando Isern ...

No agreement on Colorado redistricting

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Legislators in the House and Senate spent hours Monday going through the motions of approving competing bills drawing new congressional districts as the hope of a compromise map both sides could agree on diminished with every ...

Some Glenwood mail processing may move to GJ

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Postal Service mail processing workers questioned Monday night the wisdom of a proposal that would move some operations — and some of their jobs — to Grand Junction. “I don’t want to move. I ...

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