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Change in school calendar unlikely

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The prospect of a four-day school week in School District 51 is likely to be shelved at Tuesday’s school board meeting. But board members want the public to know that concept may be taken off the shelf and given a second glance in a few ...

Numbers fall for students in remedial classes

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The percentage of Mesa State College students taking remedial courses declined for the second consecutive year in 2009-10, according to the Colorado Department of Higher Education. It dipped to 47.1 percent. Last school year, 638 out of 1,356 ...

GJ, other Western Slope airports receive aviation fuel tax funds

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Grand Junction Regional Airport received $400,000 from the state to go toward a $1 million improvement of the terminal. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday approved distribution of $11.5 million in 46 grants to Colorado airports. The money ...


Vets’ hookah lounge set to reopen

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Army sergeants Jared Kassaw and Matthew Blum spent many evenings relaxing with their comrades over a hookah while serving two tours of duty in the Middle East. They say many soldiers currently serving overseas enjoy the area’s cultural ...

Bill raises bar for passage of ballot measures

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill into the Legislature that would make it harder to change the Colorado Constitution. The move, they said, is necessary to discourage ballot measures that most voters do not ...

Club 20 wants the state, not feds, in charge of health-care exchange

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The state of Colorado, not the federal government, should be in charge of health-insurance exchanges, a Club 20 committee said Wednesday. The health care committee, which led the Western Slope lobbying and promotional organization to support ...

Roadwork by mall to resume

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Construction is scheduled to resume Monday on U.S. Highway 6&50 between 24 and 24 3/4 roads by Mesa Mall. The $11 million project funded by FASTER vehicle-registration dollars began in mid-July and went on hiatus just before Thanksgiving. ...

Hung jury stops trial in Rangely hatchet slaying

By Dennis Webb

A lone juror in a trial lasting more than a month Meeker prevented conviction of a man in the hatchet slaying of his father in Rangely. Others who weighed the defendant’s fate alternately described the circumstance of a holdout juror ...

Bill to let college workers opt out of state system advances

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill that would allow current Mesa State College employees the ability to opt out of the state personnel system won preliminary approval Wednesday in the Colorado House. The bill’s lack of such a choice for future ...

District 51 surpasses state graduation rate

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School District 51’s graduation rate surpassed the state’s for the first time in district history last year, when 74 percent of students who started as ninth-graders in fall 2006 graduated from a local high school in spring ...

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