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Marijuana growers worry that drug enforcement agents will raid operations

By Dennis Webb

The arrival of spring has Colorado farmers planting, pruning, fertilizing and otherwise striving to produce a bountiful crop. Many face common challenges such as varying fuel costs and weather. But some relatively new players in the ...


Schools chief: Keep tenure bill strong

By Emily Shockley

During a visit Tuesday to Grand Junction, Colorado Education Commissioner Dwight Jones cautioned against weakening a tenure bill facing the state Senate today. Senate Bill 191 would task the Colorado Board of Education with redefining ...


Bill would extend life of Cameo power plant

By Charles Ashby

A bill that made it out of a House committee Tuesday would keep the Cameo Station power plant east of Grand Junction open eight months longer than currently scheduled. Introduced by Republican Reps. Steve King of Grand Junction and Laura ...


Mesa County may buy buses that run on natural gas

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A committee recommended that Mesa County purchase two buses that run on compressed natural gas for Grand Valley Transit, an initial step that likely will lead to the conversion of the agency’s entire fleet. The Grand Valley Regional ...


Briefs, April 28, 2010

By Staff

Mesa State student show today The first Mesa State College Student Showcase from 3 to 5 p.m. today will highlight various projects such as art, the region’s geology and cooking. The event will have 95 projects by 230 undergraduates of ...


Wind to blow into Junction at 35-50 mph

By Amy Hamilton

If there’s anything on your property that could blow away, it probably will today. Wind is expected to blow from 35 to 50 mph today, and gusts are expected to reach 65 mph. The windy weather is expected on the front end of a cold front ...


Battle over congressional districts under way

By Charles Ashby

Members of a House panel Tuesday argued not over whether there should be criteria in setting new congressional district lines, but whether those criteria should be prioritized. Under current law, if a proposed map outlining congressional ...


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That’s a wrap: Dad to bring girl’s car design to life

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Casey Lester knew it would be a long shot for his 10-year-old daughter Niki to win Toyota’s Sponsify race-car-design contest last month, so he kept a plan B up his sleeve just in case she finished out of the top 10. Her story attracted ...


Valley under warning for high winds, fire danger

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The Grand Valley and other areas of west-central Colorado are under a red flag warning today, as gusty winds and low humidity could create dangerous fire conditions. The warning from the National Weather Service is in effect from 1 until 8 ...


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District 51’s preschool waiting list grows as private enrollment falls

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The waiting list to get into preschool in School District 51 has grown significantly this year, as the recession has left financially strapped parents scrambling to find free care and pre-kindergarten schooling for their children. Jackie ...


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