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Bus drivers’ union wants District 51 to back raises in pay by First Student

By Emily Shockley

School bus drivers want School District 51’s support as they continue to request higher wages and better benefits from First Student, the district’s bus-service subcontractor. The district pays First Student to pay its drivers, ...


GarCo officials want tougher action against natural gas seep near Silt

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County is pressing for answers from the state over a consultant’s concerns about a natural gas seep in West Divide Creek south of Silt. Geoffrey Thyne, a geological consultant for the county, says the ...


Area births and marriages, through Nov. 11

By Staff

— Births St. Mary’s Hospital: Chris and Jamie Folnsbee, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 1. Shane and Bridgette Girlinghouse, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 2. Justin Hopkins and Holly Brown, Collbran, a daughter, Nov. ...


One million checkouts and counting

By Staff

Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, the Mesa County library system checked out its one millionth item of the year. “That’s a huge new record,” said Eve Tallman, libraries director. “We have never checked out a million items in a ...


111609 SOW James Mauch

Student of the week: James Mauch

By Staff

James Mauch, Fruita Monument senior GPA: 3.7. Parents: Mary and Marvin Meyers. After-school activities: Future Farmers of America, football, 4-H Club, shooting, work. Favorite book: “Oh the Places You Will Go,” by Dr. ...


County adjusts code for areas of mixed urban, rural land use

By Staff

It is a story straight out of the Wild West — better make that the tame west. In a land where wide-open spaces abut fenced yards, rural and urban residents are bound to conflict. On Monday, the Mesa County Commission found a middle ...


Kids Voting: Student opinion poll

By Staff

On Nov. 3, kids voted along with adults. In Mesa County, 9,856 students cast their votes for term limits and school board candidates through the Kids Voting Mesa County program — a record turnout in an off-year election. They also were ...


HOUSING TAX CREDIT 11-12 2

Tax credit buoys home sales

By Emily Shockley

Kelly Marlin wanted to move to a nicer place in the rental market, but the lure of an $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers convinced her to get a place of her own. Marlin, 30, bought her home in Grand Junction on Oct. 30. She said she ...


Williams’ ‘green completions’ earn EPA award

By Dennis Webb

When Williams Production RMT began its first “green completions” of natural gas wells back in 2001, it was mainly with the goal of reducing wildfire danger. Company spokeswoman Susan Alvillar noted it used to be common to see ...


CHILI DINNER FOR TORIE 11-1

Toddler fights incurable disease

By Melinda Mawdsley

Torie Brady is too young to know anything about the medical condition that is killing her. “Why can’t it just be me?” Torie’s grandmother, Cheryl Moscrip, pleaded Sunday. Torie, with her red hair and mouth full of ...


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