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Mesa State College opens Water Center for research, education and policy

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The Western Slope has had plenty of water observers, officials and attorneys, but it hasn’t had, until now, a focal point for the collection of water information. The Water Center at Mesa State College, however, is now in business and ...

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Authorities sound alarm on potential for flooding

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A slow-to-melt snowpack that is the largest in more than a decade and strong odds that the Colorado River will overrun its banks have Mesa County officials preparing to fend off rising water levels and warning novice river runners to stay off ...

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Security measure upsets airport users

By Amy Hamilton

Every July, some 75 to 100 search and rescue volunteers arrive at Grand Junction Regional Airport to train for air search and rescue maneuvers and of other operations through the local chapter of the Civil Air Patrol, Thunder Mountain ...

School board OKs new fees

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District 51 school board members finalized 2011-12 student fee schedules Tuesday evening. Twenty new fees will be introduced at the high school level next year, including fees for art class journals and orchestra at Central, a new online ...

District 51 board looks at deep cuts

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The School District 51 board has been presented a 2011-12 budget that includes $13.6 million in cuts and a reduction of the equivalent of 186.2 full-time jobs. Cuts reviewed by the school board Tuesday evening include the elimination of 116 ...


Parents sue troopers in Kemp death

By Paul Shockley

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Denver federal court alleges “recklessly deficient” training for Colorado State Patrol troopers was a factor in the shooting death of a man at a Redlands home last year. The American Civil Liberties ...

Domain flap not cut and dried, legal expert says

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A Mesa State College student who bought three domain names for Colorado Mesa University could keep them despite the college’s desires to obtain them, an intellectual-property law expert said. Justin Kolenc, a U.S. Navy veteran and ...


Big losses turn into bigger win

By Daniel Humphries

Shock and disbelief washed over Warren Austin at the announcement. Seconds later, a grin splashed across his face. “I was blown away. It was amazing,” the 44-year-old said after it was announced Tuesday night that he was the ...

Injured hiker rescued from Bangs Canyon

By Paul Shockley

A hiker who was injured early Tuesday night in Bangs Canyon was carried to safety in an operation involving at least two dozen emergency responders. Mesa County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said a woman who had been hiking ...

Delegates: Natural gas can be boost to economy

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The federal government could play a role in increasing the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel, two members of Congress said. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said natural gas can play a larger role ...

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