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Woman carries out calling to create house of prayer

By Rachel Sauer

The small group sat near the large front window, soft gray light filtering in from the cloudy morning. They sat in a circle, because there’s unity in that, and closed their eyes in silent communion for a minute or ...


Bill to end criminal-libel law gets initial OK

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill to do away with the state’s 130-year-old criminal libel law. Sen. Greg Brophy, who introduced the measure, said that in the days of Facebook postings and Twitter messages, ...


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Judge tosses suit in alleged rape by cop

By Paul Shockley

A federal judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by a woman who claimed Grand Junction city officials shared liability for the woman’s alleged rape by a Grand Junction Police Department officer in 2009. U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger ...


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Student close to meeting goal for school defibrillators

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Grand Junction High School sophomore Robert Harrison is close to achieving his goal of placing Automated External Defibrillator devices in all four traditional high schools in the Grand Valley. Local organization ARVD Heart for Hope donated ...


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Science fair pulls in the out-of-town crowd

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Middle and high school students from 14 Colorado counties came to Colorado Mesa University on Friday to compete in the annual Western Colorado Regional Science Fair. Noticeably lacking, however, were any competitors from local high ...


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Affidavit: Basalt teacher, student had sex at school

By Dennis Webb

A Basalt High School teacher had sex with a student at the school Feb. 9, leading to the discovery of a months-long physical relationship between them, according to Eagle County Sheriff’s Department arrest affidavit. The affidavit says ...


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Fruit growers prefer cold to stave off budding process

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Spring might be busting out all over, but it’s not exactly budding out. Yet. February’s run of warm days that brought out golfers, hikers and shirt-sleeves left many a bud still curled against its branches, growers and scientists ...


Police monitor threats after teen quits choir

By Paul Shockley

Messages described by a School District 51 official as threatening, direct and aimed at staff in the wake of a religion-infused choir controversy were brought to the attention of the Grand Junction Police Department on Thursday. Police sifted ...


Special education numbers, programs added in D51

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Students with autism are gaining their voices for the first time in a classroom at Redlands Middle School. The four middle-school-age boys in Mara Brownell’s classroom did not talk before District 51 started a program for them this year ...


Court denies roadless rule challenge

By Matthew Berger

The decade-long legal battle over a Clinton-era rule blocking development in roadless areas got a little closer to the finish line Thursday. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver denied a request to rehear a case challenging the Roadless ...


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