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District 51 works on schools while class is out

By Emily Shockley

When the students move out each summer, School District 51 maintenance workers move in. Summer is busy season for repairs, remodeling and replacements across the district. Some projects, such as a remodeling project that will move the office ...

Autopsy pending in Ouray fall death

By Paul Shockley

The Montrose County Coroner’s Office said Monday an autopsy is pending for a Ouray man who fell to his death after a suspected accidental fireworks discharge. James Peter Morss, 22, fell approximately 100 feet into rocks in the predawn ...

County OKs legal action if junk cars are not removed

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Mesa County commissioners agreed Tuesday to take legal action against a Redlands property owner if she doesn’t remove several unregistered, inoperable vehicles from her land by Aug 1. Under a compliance plan unanimously approved by the ...

Local agencies search for attempted-murder suspect

By Emily Shockley

A man suspected of shooting a 24-year-old woman Monday in a Twin Falls, Idaho hotel room was believed to be near Horizon Drive in Grand Junction Tuesday, 500 miles from where the crime took place. Local law enforcement began looking for ...

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Mesa County bans open burning

By Staff

Citing extreme fire danger, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey imposed a ban on open burning that takes effect today. The ban covers the unincorporated areas of Mesa County and the incorporated areas of the city of Grand Junction. Officials say ...

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College casts out its Net in search for recruits

By Emily Shockley

The days of high school seniors opening the mailbox to a stack of college brochures are gradually coming to an end, according to admissions experts at Mesa State College. Social networking is playing a bigger role than ever in student ...


City firm on firing of officers

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction city leaders Tuesday upheld the firings of three former Grand Junction police officers, while an attorney representing the trio signaled a lawsuit may be coming. “In order for us to build trust and confidence within the ...

Governor candidate downplays $27,000 fine

By Charles Ashby

About $27,000 in fines that gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has agreed to pay for various campaign-finance violations are akin to paying parking tickets, the Republican told his supporters in an e-mail Friday. In that e-mail, sent to Sheryl ...

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Governor candidate facing fine

By Charles Ashby

Republican gubernatorial contender Dan Maes is expected to be ordered to pay what could be the largest campaign finance fine ever levied against a candidate by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. In response to a complaint filed ...

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Grants give hope to homeless

By Amy Hamilton

Five-year-old Marissa Gomez used to pray each night to God that she and her mother could find a permanent home to live in. The little girl and her mother, along with her four older siblings, slept on friends’ couches or in an occasional ...

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