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Riders barred from Little Book Cliffs because of virus

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management wants to keep domestic horses out of the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, at least until Friday, because of the threat from the equine herpes virus referred to as EHV-1. In a release Monday, the federal ...

Federal grant of $545,000 could put cops back in schools

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Forced to eliminate three-quarters of its school resource officers because of steep budget cuts last year, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department hopes to tap a federal grant to reinstate those officers who provided security, offered ...

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New trash trucks leave some residents down in the dumps

By Amy Hamilton

For decades, Audrey Robbins had a system for getting her trash to the can in her back alley. The 86-year-old, who walks with a cane, merely had to pull her container a few feet from her gated yard to the alley to be picked up for regular ...

Coyotes kill woman’s pet pup on Aspen hike

By Dennis Webb

Colorado Division of Wildlife officials are hoping the killing of a woman’s Labradoodle by coyotes during a hike in Aspen might serve as a reminder of the steps people should take to help safeguard their pets and themselves from ...

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GJ man is guilty in killing

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man will be sentenced to at least 16 years in prison in the March 2010 slaying of another man, under the terms of a plea agreement reached Monday. Robert McCleland, 32, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, in addition to a ...

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Junction sales tax collections in April higher than last year

By Amy Hamilton

Sales tax collections in Grand Junction for April edged higher than those collected for the same month in 2010. Total sales and use taxes in April were at $4 million, compared with $3.7 million collected in April of last year, according to ...

History Day winners going to nationals

By Staff

Six Western Slope students qualified at the Colorado History Day State Contest to participate June 12–16 in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Md. Ridgway Secondary School students Marcina Sarmiento and ...

Rifle girl’s essay a winner in ‘If I Were Mayor’ contest

By Staff

A Rifle student was one of four winners of the Colorado Municipal League’s annual essay contest. Annie Schmidt of Rifle Middle School won in the West region. Hers was among more than 350 essays from seventh- and eighth-graders across ...

Tope fifth-grader takes on bullies

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Eleven-year-old Aubrey Emmons didn’t want her classmates at Tope Elementary to suffer the taunts of bullies or think it was OK to become one. She created an anti-bullying club at the elementary school after her older sister was bullied ...

Guv signs ag tax repeal, anti-bullying laws

By Charles Ashby

Farmers and ranchers won’t have to pay a sales tax on agricultural products anymore now that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday reinstating an exemption on the tax. The measure the Democratic governor signed in Sterling repeals ...

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