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Student government looks at possibility of tobacco-free campus

By Emily Shockley

The only butts at Mesa State College will be attached to bodies next spring if Associated Student Government members go forward with a proposed campus smoking ban. Association members will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 104 of the ...

Colorado regulators eye EPA study of drilling in Wyo.

By Dennis Webb

Colorado oil and gas regulators have been in touch with their counterparts in Wyoming about a new Environmental Protection Agency study of contaminants in drinking water in one drilling field in that state. Dave Neslin, director of the ...


President’s message shows he cares, says 16-year-old student

By Staff

Students attending local high schools say all the ado about Obama is too much about nothing. President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday to students across the nation. He encouraged them to stay in school and continue their education. Many local ...

9-9-9 baby Alexander 9-9-9

Alexander, on the dot at 9:09, on 09/09/09

By Melinda Mawdsley

Alexander Robert Orient had no idea how uncanny his timing was. Alexander was born at 9:09 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2009, meaning his birth certificate will forever read 09:09 on 09/09/09. He could not have cared less, wearing a light blue hat and ...


Two Whitewater nuns help people connect to retreat through Internet

By Allen Gemaehlich

In one moment, Monte High’s life changed forever. His single-vehicle accident back in 1983 not only cost him the use of his legs, but it also changed him spiritually. “I was angry for a while and not on the (right) path, I guess ...

Top cop candidates might overlook arresting sight of Junction police station

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Grand Junction’s next police chief will face the same unenviable charge as the last few preceding chiefs: Leading a department in a police station that, by all accounts, has far outlived its usefulness. And it appears he or she will ...

City tax revenue in free fall

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Grand Junction’s sales- and use-tax revenue plunged 26 percent in July compared to the same time last year, a continuation of a yearlong slide in the city’s primary funding source that will force additional budget cuts. Receipts ...

Health P caregivers 9-3-9

CAREGIVERS: ‘The ones who stay have their hearts into it’

By Amy Hamilton

Matthew Duffy smiles broadly in appreciation each time Josie Mullally and Hannah Piper hand him an M&M. The longtime client of Mesa Developmental Services doesn’t speak much but has learned recently to say “more” when the ...

Aztec like stone Jensen 9-1

Is stone tablet from 1340 or 1940, expert asks

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A flagstone tablet inscribed with symbols and what looks like an ancient, stylized, Mayan self-portrait has fascinated Vic Jensen for more than half a century. More recently, it has flummoxed experts in Mexico and confounded investigators in ...

Montrose man’s invention has enough zeros to display national debt

By Emily Shockley

Montrose Realtor Matt Miles wanted to key in the national debt on a calculator, but he couldn’t find one that would display the entire number. So he made one that could. Miles assembled a 16-digit calculator — the current national ...

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