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University may raise admission bar

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Colorado Mesa University will go from “moderately selective” to “selective” in picking its students if a bill is approved by the state Legislature this session. House Bill 1324 proposes changing state statute to ...

Boundaries, four-day week on school agenda

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District 51 School Board members are scheduled to choose between a five-day or four-day week school calendar and may change some school boundaries at a meeting at 6 tonight at Basil T. Knight Center, 2523 Patterson Road. Both changes would go ...

Club 20 meets Saturday

By Staff

Friction among federal and state governments and companies and individuals will take the fore Saturday during the Club 20 spring meeting. The head of Rocky Mountain Health Plans will give the luncheon keynote speech. Steve ErkenBrack’s ...

Senior homeowners get a break

By Charles Ashby

The long-expected legislative battle over whether to restore the state’s homestead property tax exemption for seniors was over before it began Monday. That happened when the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee realized the rosy ...

DUIs plummet to five-year low over St. Paddy’s weekend in Mesa County, state

By Paul Shockley

Drunken-driving arrests in Mesa County over St. Patrick’s Day weekend were at a five-year low, mirroring statewide declines, according to figures released Monday. The Colorado State Patrol’s Fruita Troop, Grand Junction Police ...

Bill would expand college program

By Charles Ashby

Even more high school students could take advantage of a program to enroll in college courses before graduation under a bill that won approval in a House committee Monday. The measure, HB1043, allows high school seniors to enroll in up to 15 ...

Rally against health care law in Grand Junction today (Tuesday)

By Staff

One of several rallies scheduled across the nation today to oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will take place in Grand Junction. Americans for Prosperity will conduct the “Hands Off My Healthcare” rally from ...


Budding designer gives preview

By Melinda Mawdsley

Before Julie Tierney takes her clothes on the road, the fashion designer wants locals to catch a glimpse of what she has been designing and constructing in her Grand Junction apartment. Tierney, who recently appeared on Season 9 of ...

Parachute interchange work to begin today

By Dennis Webb

Work will begin a year earlier than scheduled on a new Interstate 70 interchange west of Parachute. The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction will start the work today. It will provide entrance and exit ramps ...

Kids Voting to host 5K run as fundraiser

By Staff

Kids Voting Mesa County will host its first 5K Freedom Run/Walk at 8 a.m. April 28 at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave. Registration for the race is open now through the day of the event. Registration is $25 for adults, ...

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