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New council member brings credentials to the table, if not political experience

By Amy Hamilton

Amid a panel of mostly familiar faces, the qualifications and the personality of a relatively unknown candidate, Laura Luke, intrigued council members. In what appeared to be a surprise move, the six-member board, with the blessing of the two ...


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College puts knowledge to practical use

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With a $750 check from Encana and a semester to complete the task, four Western Colorado Community College students set out in January to convert a donated lawn-mower engine to run on compressed natural gas. Next week, they hope to see their ...


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Luke named to vacant seat on GJ council

By Amy Hamilton

Wishes of two incoming council members swayed a vote by Grand Junction City Council in appointing Laura Luke as the board’s newest member. The six sitting members said that they, and not the new board, should fill a District D seat ...


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Fundraiser Saturday to help young cancer patient

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A fundraiser to help pay medical bills for Delaney Clements will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Rite Aid, 400 N. First St. Although the family does have health insurance, co-pay and prescription costs are high. ...


Reservoir decision pleases foes

By Dennis Webb

Residents up the Crystal River Valley south of Carbondale are praising a decision that could end the decades-long fight over a reservoir proposal that has threatened to dislocate hundreds of people. The Colorado River Water Conservation ...


Redistricting panel remains deadlocked

By Charles Ashby

A legislative panel that is trying to draw new congressional district lines failed Wednesday to come up with a single map on which Republicans and Democrats could agree. In the first few hours of its second meeting in as many days, committee ...


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Ice cream entrepreneur shares credo with students

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Broke and sick of their jobs, longtime friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield decided to open an ice cream shop. They split the cost of a $5 correspondence course on making ice cream. They copied a New York pizzeria’s business plan, ...


Western Slope eschews ‘420’ orgy of cannabis

By Amy Hamilton

Events to celebrate April 20, or “420” as a day and a time to smoke marijuana and to protest marijuana laws, played out Wednesday on the Front Range but fizzled on the Western Slope. The Grand Valley’s only medical marijuana ...


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Slopes still beckon Glenwood centenarian

By Dennis Webb

Don’t be surprised to see century-old Julian Vogt riding around his Glenwood Springs neighborhood on his bicycle this summer. Vogt, who turned 100 Wednesday, professes to still get out cycling “a little, not a ...


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R-5 High School students recount trauma, anxiety in book

By Amy Hamilton

Kristen Verzani doesn’t like to talk about her feelings, but writing them down comes easy. Jenidy Clymer was told she wasn’t any good at writing, but she kept at it anyway. After putting her 2-year-old son to bed at night, ...


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