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Congressional education panel invites CMU president to testify

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Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster will testify before the Congressional Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training today in Washington D.C. Foster is one of four people the subcommittee invited to testify during a ...

Local population growth stalled

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Population growth in Grand Junction and Mesa County sputtered to a near halt in 2010 as the national economy slowed, estimates by the Colorado State Demography Office show. The broader Western Slope population similarly saw a decrease in its ...

Junction man dies in North Dakota wreck

By Charles Ashby

A Grand Junction man who was a Palisade High School assistant coach died early Sunday in a head-on collision with a semitrailer in North Dakota. The accident occurred at 6:20 a.m. Sunday when Deke DeCrow was driving south on U.S. Highway 85 ...

Armed Redlands pickup hijacker sought

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Grand Junction police are looking for a carjacker who commandeered a pickup at gunpoint, struck the owner and fled with the vehicle. The driver reported the crime from St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction police spokeswoman Kate Porras ...

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Two more toss hats into race for county commission seats

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Two men with small-business backgrounds have declared themselves candidates for the two Mesa County commissioner seats that will come open in 2013. East Orchard Mesa resident Woody Walcher is vying for the District 3 seat being vacated by ...

Collaborative care grant received by two GJ health practices

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Primary Care Partners and Behavioral Health and Wellness, both at 3150 N. 12th St., are among 11 recipients of the Advancing Care Together grant. The health-care-initiative investment group Colorado Health Foundation is sponsoring the grant, ...

Failed drug theft led to slaying at Orchard Mesa home

By Amy Hamilton

A botched attempt to steal drugs early Friday from an Orchard Mesa home landed a man behind bars on murder charges in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy, his suspected accomplice. The home’s resident is recovering after being shot ...

Junior Achievement expands to region

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A national business and economics education program may expand to Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties as soon as this spring. Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado Director of Education Nancy Brown will visit the three counties this week to ...

New owner found for Delta wells

By Dennis Webb

A Colorado-based energy company is appealing a $200,000 fine after finding another company to take over wells it was accused of improperly abandoning in Delta County. Aspen Operating LLC is seeking vacation of the penalty imposed by the ...

Contractor vowing changes after Meeker school debacle

By Dennis Webb

A Fort Collins company said Monday that it is implementing new quality-control measures for its projects in response to structural errors it made in building the year-old Meeker Elementary School. “The measures will ensure that all ...

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