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27th Cinco de Mayo festival has big turnout

By Amy Hamilton

With plumes of peacock feathers on their heads and decked in shiny, gold-embroidered costumes, members of the dance troupe Ihuicatl awed audiences by moving to ancient Aztec rhythms Saturday at the annual Cinco de Mayo festival. The group ...

Rifle part of pilot sustainable-downtowns initiative

By Dennis Webb

The state of Colorado has selected Rifle as one of four pilot communities that will participate in a new program aimed at benefiting downtowns. Gov. Bill Ritter announced the city will join Fowler, Monte Vista and Denver’s Five Points ...

You said it: May 2, 2010

By Staff

Thank you to the JUCO committee for not raising the JUCO season passes this year. Also, thank you very much for bringing the buses back. It is really a convenience as parking at Lincoln Park is so limited. OK, OK! Now I love animals as much ...

Police blotter: May 2, 2010

By Staff

Unusual scam reported Deputies took a report Friday about what may be one of the more unusual scams they’ve encountered, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. A woman who lives in the 100 block of 29 Road reported ...

Bowie seeks coal lease expansion

By Dennis Webb

The owner of the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia is seeking to expand the mine by 160 acres. Bowie Resources LLC has applied to the Bureau of Land Management’s Uncompahgre Field Office to add the acreage to its existing federal coal ...

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Meth Project rolls into Central High

By Paul Shockley

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will be on hand Monday in Grand Junction as officials launch a new wave of advertising warning teenagers against the use of methamphetamine. The nonprofit Colorado Meth Project, which marks its first ...

Senate OKs bill to lower rates on payday loans

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Although it’s watered down from the version that left the Colorado House last month, a measure to lower interest rates for payday lenders narrowly won approval in the Senate on Friday. Instead of a 45 percent cap on the ...

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Volunteers building day care center for Grand Junction church

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An international group of construction volunteers is helping the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 730 Mesa Ave. add a care center to its kindergarten through 12th grade school. “The director of Little Mavericks (day care at Mesa State ...

Colorado Senate approves tenure bill; measure now goes to House

By Emily Shockley

Senate Bill 191 passed out of the Colorado Senate with a two-thirds majority Friday. The education- and tenure-reform bill next will go to the Colorado House of Representatives. The bill may not have an easy ride with some critics in the ...

With ice melted, Vega Reservoir open for boating

By Staff

With ice finally gone from Vega Reservoir, the popular camping and fishing destination 12 miles east of Collbran opens the boating season Saturday. “This is a great time of year to enjoy some fantastic early season recreational fun at ...

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