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Schools’ anti-bullying program takes hold

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Reports of bullying have declined at the high school level in School District 51. But that may not be because less bullying is occurring. Thirty-eight incidents of bullying were reported in District 51 high schools in the first semester of ...


Gyms among those who can thrive in January

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Nearly every business dedicated to retail, groceries, travel or battling winter weather enjoys a profitable fourth quarter. But a select few wait until the holidays have wrapped to celebrate booming business. Gyms welcome hordes of newcomers ...

Gradual phase-in eyed for immigrant fingerprinting

By Charles Ashby

Colorado will participate in a controversial program designed to nab the most dangerous illegal immigrants, but don’t expect local law enforcement agencies in the region to be using it just yet. That’s because the federal ...

Club 20 on hunt for new director

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The new head of the Western Slope’s lobbying organization likely will be expected to know much more than roads and water. The executive committee of the organization, which was founded more than half a century ago to get money for roads ...

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Getting blood flowing in January

By Amy Hamilton

Maybe winter’s icy blast makes our blood flow more slowly in January. Perhaps it’s because folks are just now shaking off a holiday hangover. Or it could be because colder weather makes it harder to get around or people are more ...

Meetings cover power line routes

By Dennis Webb

Area residents are being asked for input on the preferred routing of an extra-high-voltage power line that would cross northwest Colorado in delivering wind energy from south-central Wyoming to the Southwest. The overhead transmission project ...

Tipton, Bennet take seats in Congress

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Scott Tipton and Sen. Michael Bennet will be sworn in today as the 112th Congress gets under way. Tipton, a Republican from Cortez, was elected in November on his second bid for the job when he unseated Rep. John Salazar, the Democrat who ...


Bear killing spurs review of regulations

By Dave Buchanan

An outpouring of sentiment over the legal but controversial killing of a bear inside its den by a licensed hunter has driven the Colorado Wildlife Commission to consider possibly regulating such acts. The Wildlife Commission at its meeting ...

Club 20’s Brown picked for Hickenlooper Cabinet

By Charles Ashby

Reeves Brown will head the Colorado Department of Local Affairs after Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper takes office next week, the Hickenlooper’s transition team announced Monday. Brown, executive director of Club 20 for the past 10 years, ...

Pinon Grill operations on City Council agenda

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members will have a full plate of items to consider Wednesday night. Possibly the most controversial decision involves a recommendation by city staff to issue a contract to city-owned Two Rivers Convention Center to ...

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