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New District 51 chief to make $150,000 a year

By Emily Shockley

Steve Schultz will make $150,000 during his first year and receive a 3.6 percent increase each year thereafter when he becomes School District 51 superintendent July 1. Schultz, who makes $127,413 as assistant superintendent, signed a ...


August preliminary hearing scheduled in Benson murders

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Brian Flynn on Wednesday scheduled a preliminary hearing for Aug. 19 in the case of accused double-murderer Jerry Nemnich. Steve Colvin, Nemnich’s public defender, said the extra three months are needed to review ...


Energy industry layoffs have driven many into long lines for assistance

By Staff

Receptionist Kathy Gerlock keeps a puzzle on her desk, a circular kiosk at the entrance to the Mesa County Department of Human Services. “That’s for if there is a lot of people waiting,” Gerlock said. The puzzle, a ...


Keep funds in reserve, state tells schools

By Emily Shockley

What the state giveth, the state may take away from School District 51. Legislators altered the school finance act in the final days of the 2009 session to require every Colorado school district to set aside a portion of its state funding, ...


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Former GJ resident figures in arch measurement

By Paul Shockley

When former Grand Junction resident Craig Shelley set out in 2006 to help measure the Kolob Arch in Utah, nobody paid it much mind. Three years later, the efforts of Shelley and the Natural Arch and Bridge Society, a Glade Park organization, ...


Council won’t censor invocations

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The Grand Junction City Council will let anyone who is interested give invocations at the beginning of meetings but will not instruct people on what they can or can’t say. That’s what council members are telling city staff in ...


Declining revenue forces county to plan for sharp budget cuts in 2010

By Staff

Mesa County budget forecasters are predicting gloom, though not doom, for 2010 and beyond. As revenue continues to decline, more budget cuts are being made and planned. “2009 is not the year I am worried about,” County ...


Boys linked to church damage

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Two juveniles were arrested Tuesday in connection with an Orchard Mesa crime spree that involved at least eight car break-ins and a stolen car, along with tens of thousands of dollars in damage to a church and a shed. Caleb Hovland and ...


Rare tornado touches down in Bookcliffs

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National Weather Service employee John Kyle was driving back to Grand Junction from Telluride on Tuesday afternoon when he spotted a rare meteorological event in Mesa County: a tornado. “I looked up and saw a white funnel from the ...


Water bill too broad for nation, critics say

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A proposed revision of the federal Clean Water Act would dramatically expand the hand of the federal government in administering water, prompting skepticism from Colorado water officials and legislators. The bill by Sen. Russ Feingold, ...


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