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071911 Athletic funding graph

District 51 athletics feel pinch

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School District 51 did not have to ax any sports or consolidate teams during the most recent budget cuts. But the district’s athletics director said the department still feels the pain of budget constraints. District funding for ...

Lochmiller pulled funds steadily, witness says

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Valley Investments owner Philip Rand Lochmiller was pulling nearly $60,000 a month from the company for the last 42 months of its existence, according to evidence presented at his trial on conspiracy and fraud-related charges ...

National health study coming to Garfield County

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Starting this week, the National Center for Health Statistics will select 412 Garfield County residents to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Garfield is one of 15 U.S. counties selected this year to ...

Appeal pursued in Garfield County jail lawsuit

By Dennis Webb

The former commander of the Garfield County Jail is planning to appeal a judge’s ruling only partially dismissing a lawsuit by a former employee who contends he required her to have sex with him to keep her job. Meanwhile, Ninth ...

Congressional race under way with boasts about fundraising

By Charles Ashby

The race is still a year and a half away, but that hasn’t stopped the two leading candidates for the 3rd Congressional District from already starting to raise funds for that contest. In his first month since jumping into the race, ...

Water deal with Denver needs work, official says

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A far-reaching settlement of disputes between the Western Slope and Denver Water is a long way from being approved and couldn’t pass right now in the Grand Valley, a water official said. That doesn’t mean the much-ballyhooed ...


Man shot to death ID’d

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 31-year-old Grand Junction man was killed and two other men were wounded Saturday night in what authorities say was possibly a gang-related shooting outside a local restaurant. Jorge Alberto Carrasco was identified Sunday as the man killed ...

Screening set for documentary film featuring Grand Junction couple

By Melinda Mawdsley

The documentary footage in Grand Junction and Uganda has been shot, and now filmmakers need local help in putting all the pieces together. The rough-cut version of “Moving On” will be shown at 7 p.m. July 28, at the Avalon ...

Fruita soon may loosen limits on home day care

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Fruita home day-care providers who are watching families take their children elsewhere for care because of city zoning restrictions are working with city officials to relax those regulations. The Fruita City Council is expected to soon adopt ...

071811 1a cat dumped

Mysterious abandoned cats stress three shelters

By Dennis Webb

Three animal shelters from Rifle to Aspen have been dealing with the consequences of nearly 60 cats being mysteriously dropped off at their facilities in recent months. Someone — shelter officials think it’s probably a single ...

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