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Teacher’s turn of fortune will help pupils

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Most people, upon being told they had just won $10,000, would start thinking cars, trips, trinkets or at least new carpeting. But when Grand Junction school teacher Alice McCary got a phone call last week telling her that very thing, she ...


Sheriff easing out of concert security business

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is slowly transferring security and crowd control at the Grand Valley’s two largest annual music events, Country Jam and Rock Jam, to a private security firm. Each year, the department gets ...


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No excuse good enough to cop out on education

By Emily Shockley

The odds of dropping out of school and “into a good job” aren’t favorable, President Barack Obama said in his televised address to schoolchildren Tuesday. Dropping out and finding a bad job isn’t likely in ...


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Rep. Salazar sends health-care letter to Obama

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President Obama would do well to refer to Grand Junction tonight during his health-care reform address to a joint session of Congress, said U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo. In a letter to the president, Salazar urged Obama to use the ...


Internet sites dressed to the 9’s in ominous speculation

By Staff

Today is the ninth day of the ninth month in a year that ends with 09. The Internet has been abuzz with chatter of how deliciously evil the day is. Simply turn today’s date, 9/9/09, upside down. On abovetopsecret.com,  the ...


Briefs: Local news Sept. 09, 2009

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Housing Authority receives grant • The Grand Junction Housing Authority received a $30,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Family Stabilization Program, which provides a housing support system for homeless families and their ...


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Obama’s words beneficial, says school board

By Emily Shockley

As he sat in an East Middle School classroom and watched President Barack Obama tell kids to stay in school, District 51 School Board Vice President Harry Butler hoped students would take the president’s words to heart. “I think it ...


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Student government looks at possibility of tobacco-free campus

By Emily Shockley

The only butts at Mesa State College will be attached to bodies next spring if Associated Student Government members go forward with a proposed campus smoking ban. Association members will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 104 of the ...


Colorado regulators eye EPA study of drilling in Wyo.

By Dennis Webb

Colorado oil and gas regulators have been in touch with their counterparts in Wyoming about a new Environmental Protection Agency study of contaminants in drinking water in one drilling field in that state. Dave Neslin, director of the ...


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President’s message shows he cares, says 16-year-old student

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Students attending local high schools say all the ado about Obama is too much about nothing. President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday to students across the nation. He encouraged them to stay in school and continue their education. Many local ...


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