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Students explore energy issues

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Every Tuesday, 14 local high school students gather at the John McConnell Math and Science Center of Western Colorado to discuss energy policy. They bring articles about alternative energy and drilling rigs and what happens when a company ...

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Abandoned dogs are part of grim epidemic

By William Woody

CRAWFORD — Eleven dogs that were dumped near Delta, Cedaredge and Paonia earlier this month are recovering well, but the trend of animal abandonment is clearly on the rise, according to Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary owner Debbie ...

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Street preacher rattles some CMU students

By Amy Hamilton

Hateful, bigoted remarks by a man who dubbed himself Shawn the Baptist weren’t welcome by students Wednesday at Colorado Mesa University. Groups of students gathered around Shawn Holes, a self-proclaimed born-again Christian and ...

Panel studying park status takes ‘windshield tour’ of monument

By The Daily Sentinel

Nine members of a committee studying whether to seek national park status for Colorado National Monument toured Rim Rock Drive on Wednesday in the same manner as most of the monument’s visitors. It was what monument staff think of as a ...

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Slaying suspect accused again

By Paul Shockley

A man who is being investigated in the death of his infant son is accused for the second time in less than four months of burglarizing his former workplace, Hilltop Community Resources, and stealing a van used by the organization. Dartanin ...

City, county find way to keep OM pool open

By Amy Hamilton

At the end of the day Mesa County Commissioners agreed to find a way to split funding for operations at Orchard Mesa Community Pool to cover this year’s costs. At the beginning of the meetings Grand Junction City Council members were ...

Palisade backs tax measure for schools

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The Palisade Town Board endorsed School District 51’s proposed mill levy override Tuesday night, contending the extra funding is needed to help offset millions of dollars in cuts made the last three years and millions more that could be ...

Montrose County sparks water fight

By William Woody

Montrose County has sparked a water fight with its application for San Miguel River flows for an expected uranium boom in the West End, with opponents leveling accusations of a water grab. The Montrose County Commission filed multiple ...

Downtown paying for advice via Arkansas

By Amy Hamilton

Heidi Hoffman Ham, former executive director for Grand Junction’s Downtown Development Authority, is still working for and being paid by the agency since her resignation three months ago. After her last day as a full-time employee July ...

New executive director position likely to go to N. Carolina man

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s Downtown Development Authority will offer its executive director position to Asheville, N.C., resident Harry Weiss. Weiss was the director for nine years, until 2009, at the Public Interest Projects Inc., a development ...

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