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Colorado Senate approves tenure bill; measure now goes to House

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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 ...

Census workers start knocking on doors today (May 1)

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Census Bureau enumerators today will begin the job of knocking on more than 20,000 doors in the Grand Valley and about 145,000 across the Western Slope. The 20,135 addresses in Mesa County that the census will visit in the coming weeks are ...

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New guidelines make Medicaid availability grow

By Amy Hamilton

Eligibility requirements for Medicaid recipients will widen next week, thanks to a new state health care law that required contributions from hospitals. The Colorado Health Care Affordability Act, which goes into effect today, allows some ...

Small claims court sees smaller cases

By Amy Hamilton

Jarom Hullinger of Grand Junction was miffed when he paid $50 in advance last year for a half-cord of firewood, then never received his purchase. Instead of playing the role of the victim, Hullinger, 27, decided to do something about it. He ...

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Mock DUI crash simulated at Grand Junction High School

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Just one day prior to prom night at Grand Junction High School, the students were given an intense reminder of what the consequences could be for those who choose to drink and drive. A number of community agencies came together to stage a ...

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Calif. pot robbery suspects held in GJ

By Paul Shockley

A pair of men suspected of attempted murder and robbing a California man’s marijuana were arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 near Grand Junction last week. Andre Free, 25, and Phillip Miller, 25, both Kansas residents, ...

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Feds: Tamarisk no thirstier than trees

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The water-swigging tamarisk isn’t quite the heavy drinker it’s been portrayed to be, the U.S. Geological Survey said. One finding of a study done at the behest of Congress is that native trees such as cottonwoods and willows ...

2 held after airport disturbance, thwarted takeoff

By Paul Shockley

A local man faces a misdemeanor charge after a dispute Thursday that led a police officer to puncture an airplane tire as airport workers used a truck to block the small plane from taking off. Grand Junction police spokeswoman Kate Porras ...

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‘Gypsy’ gets 4 years for cheating man

By Paul Shockley

A Florida man who authorities believe was part of a group of traveling scam artists with victims across Colorado will spend the next four years in prison for defrauding an 81-year-old Grand Junction man out of more than $18,000. The sentence ...

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