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First-day student count up a bit

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School District 51 had 130 more students in class on the first day of school this year than on the first day of the 2009-10 school year. The district predicted in its 2010-11 budget that local schools will have 200 fewer students this October ...


State Supreme Court nominee has ties to GJ

By Charles Ashby

A Grand Junction High School graduate is one of three possible picks to sit on the Colorado Supreme Court. The Supreme Court Nominating Commission announced Tuesday that Monica Marquez was one of three people nominated to fill an opening on ...


Tipton: Use natural gas in vehicles

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The United States should follow the lead offered by Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens and look to natural gas as a transportation fuel, Republican congressional candidate Scott Tipton said. Fueling cars and trucks would rejuvenate the natural gas ...


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Palisade agrees to sewer-rate hike

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The Palisade Town Board agreed Tuesday night to impose a 25 percent increase on sewer fees, the first in a series of rate hikes that will help fund the replacement of the town’s sewer treatment plant. Trustees voted 6-1 — Mayor ...


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Agency helps Mesa State’s new students feel at home

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Mesa State College students may have ventured into new territory by coming to Grand Junction, but Four Winds Coffee & Tea is doing what it can to make them feel at home. The interdenominational, nonprofit organization, in cooperation with ...


Link of robberies, clinics probe eyed

By Paul Shockley

A man charged in the gunpoint robberies of Oxycontin from two local pharmacies may be tied to a pair of doctors under federal investigation for distribution of the same painkillers, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Chief Deputy District Attorney ...


Workers’ compensation insurer fined for overcharging premiums

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Division of Insurance fined the state’s largest workers’ compensation insurer $80,000 on Tuesday for overcharging premiums to businesses in the state. The division planned hearings on the matter this week, but it ...


Tancredo picks ex-legislator as running mate in governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

Former state Rep. Pat Miller will be Tom Tancredo’s running mate in his bid to be the next Colorado governor. Miller, who served one term in the Colorado House, 1991-92, switched her party affiliation from Republican to the American ...


Montrose County due disaster relief

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated Montrose County a natural disaster area Tuesday because of crop losses from frost, freezing temperatures and high winds last spring. The designation was requested by Gov. Bill Ritter earlier this ...


Aviation firm gives Learjet to college

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A Learjet will make its way today from Grand Junction to Rangely, but not by air. The jet is being donated by West Star Aviation to Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely so students studying airframes and jet power plants can do ...


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