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Decision on school superintendent could come by tonight

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The School District 51 board could decide as early as this evening whether to boost Assistant Superintendent Steve Schultz to the top job, or come up with another plan. Schultz, who has worked for District 51 since 1982, interviewed Monday ...


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‘Father Bill’ Foster, 83, longtime GJ priest, dies

By Paul Shockley

The Rev. “Father Bill” Foster had a keen eye for who showed up for sermons at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. “This one Sunday, a woman was walking out of church and (Foster) says, ‘Joy, nice to see you ...


Riverside School effort set for large share of grant cash

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For the second year in a row, an effort to expand the Riverside School campus will receive the most federal grant money under a plan tentatively approved by the Grand Junction City Council on Monday. Without taking a formal vote, council ...


County takes first step to adopting model traffic code

By Staff

The model traffic code was adopted on first reading Monday by the Mesa County Commission. The code allows for the revenue coming from traffic tickets issued by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department to remain in Mesa County. Current law ...


Underage drunks and their families to be tossed at Jam

By Staff

Mesa County officials and Country Jam organizers say this year they won’t just warn parents about their drunken, underage children. They’ll ask them to leave. In years past, intoxicated underage youth at the multi-day music ...


County’s call-in show draws a crowd

By Staff

Where in Mesa County could more than 900 people assemble to talk about their local government? Turns out the answer is as close as your telephone. Saturday, the county’s telephone town hall meeting drew a constant crowd of more than ...


Eagle County swine flu case probed

By Dennis Webb

Authorities are investigating how an Eagle County teenager became infected with the H1N1 (swine) flu, the first confirmed case of the virus in western Colorado. The case involves a male in his late teens who is not a student, Eagle County ...


Shotgun killing jolts East Orchard Mesa in July 1989

By Amy Hamilton

Josie Garcia warned her new boyfriend of her ex-husband’s threats, but nothing could have prepared her for the gruesome scene early one morning at her home. Authorities alleged that 39-year-old Rafael Aguilar Garcia, who went by ...


Accused killer Garcia will face trial in Mexico

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Stan Hilkey was 24 and in his third year as a Mesa County sheriff’s deputy when he was called out just after midnight on the Fourth of July in 1989. He joined the search for a man suspected of shooting to death a neighbor. It was a ...


Death penalty elimination dropped from bill

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A measure that would continue the death penalty in Colorado while pumping new money into cold murder cases gathered support on Monday. A deal reached between party leaders in the Senate called for a death-penalty repeal provision to be ...


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