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Petitions targeting teachers rejected

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 Board of Education members adopted a resolution Tuesday night dismissing two petitions given to the board at a May 25 meeting. The petitions asked teachers not to teach man-made climate change and to abstain from ...


Six arrested in probe of meth ring

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At least six people were arrested Tuesday as Western Colorado Drug Task Force officers swept through eight homes in the Grand Valley as part of an investigation into a methamphetamine-distribution ring, authorities said. Grand Junction Police ...


Groups begin call for ouster of interior secretary Salazar

By Dennis Webb

More than 100 scientists and environmental groups have signed a letter asking President Barack Obama to request the resignation of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, while other leading conservation organizations continue to strongly support ...


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GJ Council cautious on medical marijuana

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction City Council members will speak with representatives from other local governments and other stakeholders in the medical marijuana debate before deciding how to regulate the substance in the city. Council members also have ...


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Two accused in vandalism of Botanical Gardens

By Paul Shockley

Two men suspected of causing thousands of dollars in damage at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens were arrested Monday after an officer saw the men waving lighted signal flares they had allegedly stolen from a Union Pacific train, according to ...


Grand Junction police officer cited in May accident

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction police officer faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly causing a two-vehicle accident at an intersection last month while responding to an emergency call. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Scott Simons said Officer Kevin Bavor, 30, ...


Mesa County sheriff looking to expand traffic unit

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The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to beef up its traffic enforcement unit, despite one county commissioner’s questions about the up-front capital cost and need for the additional deputies. Commissioners voted 2-1 ...


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Pot expulsions up in District 51 schools

By Emily Shockley

While total expulsions are down, marijuana-related expulsions are on the rise in School District 51. As of April 30, the district had expelled 55 students, down from 74 between August 2008 and April 2009. Drug-related expulsions were the ...


Council waives fees for downtown hotel

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction City Council members voted Monday night to waive $240,700 in fees for developers of a new Springhill Suites at Third and Main streets. The city will pay the fees, which cover accommodating additional traffic coming in and out ...


Facebookers offer support to Grand Junction ice rink

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A Facebook page dedicated to saving the Glacier Ice Arena was fast approaching 1,000 members on Monday. “The ice rink was great for many reasons and I loved going with all my friends. I was finally starting to get good at ...


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