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Petitions target ‘political’ leanings of teachers

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The presentation of petitions calling for local teachers to keep partisan political views out of the classroom and stop teaching global warming drew nearly 40 people to Tuesday evening’s District 51 school board meeting. The petition ...

GOP sets up ‘Send Salazar Packing’ tour

By Staff

A group of Grand Junction Republicans with tea party ties will spend the Memorial Day weekend on a “Send Salazar Packing” tour across the West Slope. The idea is to generate opposition to U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., who is ...

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Marine jailed on child porn charges

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction-area recruiter for the U.S. Marine Corps was arrested Monday on allegations he downloaded hundreds of files of child pornography on a home computer. Craig Thomas Walker, 25, surrendered at the Mesa County Jail on a Grand ...

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Mesa County official out after arrest

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Mesa County landfill manager Bob Edmiston was fired Tuesday for violating county policy in connection with his arrest last week on allegations he stalked and harassed another county employee and the employee’s wife, using electronic ...

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Real school food passing test

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Sue Beecraft remembers when she eliminated chips as a lunchtime offering in the Garfield County Re-2 School District. “Frito-Lay was not happy with me,” said Beecraft, director of nutrition services for the district, ...

Energy company’s stock back to earth after mystery jump

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The stock price for Energy Fuels Resources Inc. fell back to earth on Tuesday. The stock price for the company, traded as EFRFF.PK, shot to $999 on Monday, according to both the Yahoo and Google financial-data search engines. A spokeswoman ...

District 51 employees losing 2 days pay in budget cut plan

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All School District 51 employees will lose two days in their 2010-11 contracts in an effort to help balance next year’s budget. Employees will get the same amount of pay for each day on the job, but may earn less than the previous year ...

Blotter, May 26, 2010

By Staff

Truck dumps diesel fuel Crews with the De Beque Fire Protection District helped clean up a toxic spill that occurred early Tuesday morning when a tractor trailer overturned. A driver with Knowles Trucking overturned the semi at about 3:30 ...

Senate candidate gets 30,000 petition signatures

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U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton today will turn in nearly 30,000 signatures on her petition for a spot on the Republican primary ballot taking on Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. That’s almost triple the number of signatures ...

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R-5 principal to retire with ‘mixed emotions’

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R-5 High Principal Dave Casey will watch students race out the door to begin summer break for the 33rd and final time as an educator this afternoon. After more than three decades as a teacher and principal, Casey will retire June 9. “I ...

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