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More high schoolers serve community

By Emily Shockley

A survey presented to school board members Tuesday shows two-thirds of local high school students perform community service, despite Grand Junction High School being the only school that requires service to graduate. The percentage of ...

Bacher blames ‘complacency’ in trial report

By Amy Hamilton

Six jurors listened to testimony mostly from law enforcement officials Tuesday during the first day of a two-day trial for former Grand Junction police officer Richard Bacher. Bacher, 57, is standing trial on one misdemeanor charge of ...

Zoning will allow 24-hour station along Patterson

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A convenience store and gas station proposed to be built in northeast Grand Junction can stay open for 24 hours a day under a zoning designation approved by the City Council. Council members voted 5-2 Monday night to zone roughly half of a ...

Election to cost $150,000

By Staff

Only a few items are on the Election Day ballot this fall, but the cost of running the election will be in the neighborhood of $150,000, according to the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. School District 51 will be charged  ...

Montrose inmate dead hours before being noticed

By Paul Shockley

The Montrose County Sheriff’s Department has ordered an internal review of procedures after a jail inmate’s death Saturday went unnoticed most of the day. Andrew “Shawn” Gibson, 50, was found dead lying on his bed ...


New program inspiring students, teachers

By Emily Shockley

When School District 51 adopted new math materials in 2000, it was common practice in the United States to let each school decide what texts and methods best suited their students. As the decade progressed, a different philosophy emerged that ...

Air quality not a major health worry

By Staff

Multiple fires in the western United States have been choking the Grand Valley for the past two days. A high weed-pollen count, combined with a mix of ash and soot in the air has sparked some concern among health professionals. But the air ...

Xcel seeks to expand solar rebate program

By Emily Shockley

Xcel Energy filed a request Monday with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to expand its Solar*Rewards program and meet the requirements of the Renewable Energy Financing Act of 2009. The act, also known as Colorado Senate Bill 51, goes ...

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Mesa County issues health advisory; haze could linger throughout week

By Emily Shockley

A health advisory issued Monday by the Mesa County Health Department continues today because of a thick layer of smoke blanketing the valley. Multiple wildfires torching the West Coast have generated most of the smoke, although wildfires in ...

Ritter singin’ different tune on natural gas, new official says

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Gov. Bill Ritter has a new point of view about natural gas, his new head of economic development told officials Monday in Grand Junction. Natural gas is “where the Western Slope is going to sing” in Ritter’s effort to build ...

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