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‘Grandpa’ accused of murder-for-hire plot

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A 66-year-old Grand Junction man awaiting trial on charges he ran a methamphetamine and cocaine ring out of his apartment is accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill two witnesses, one of whom is his nephew. Authorities on Wednesday ...

Gifted preschoolers can start classes early

By Scott Schlaufman

Highly gifted 4- and 5-year-olds will be allowed to start school a year early thanks to a new policy passed Tuesday by the District 51 board of education. A state law passed earlier this year allowed school districts the option of adopting an ...

School paper up for national award

By Staff

With enough accolades to wallpaper its newsroom, it may have been more noteworthy if Grand Junction High School’s student newspaper, The Orange and Black, had not been nominated for a national award in student media this year. Such was ...

Suspect accused of sex assault

By Dennis Webb

A Parachute man has been arrested on suspicion he sexually assaulted two children, one of them over a number of years. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department arrested Michael William Wood, 48, on Dec. 31. He was being held Tuesday in ...

Johnsons flowers fire 1-6-9

Fire doesn’t wilt longtime floral shop

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Pity that schefflera plant that froze and those stuffed toys that were spoiled by smoke. Pity the main building with the gaping hole in the roof near the west end and the soiled carpet beneath it. Pity, for a moment, Johnson’s House ...

City braces for recession by cutting its spending

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Grand Junction City Manager Laurie Kadrich has instructed department heads to delay spending their budgets for the first quarter of the year, as the city braces itself for the possibility its revenue could slip in the midst of the ...

Mesa State sets enrollment records

By Staff

Mesa State College set two records in 2008 for fall-semester and January-term enrollment. The college finished the fall semester with 6,261 students, eclipsing the last record of 6,206 set after the 2007 fall semester. The number of students ...

District 51 to spend $1.2 million on Dual Immersion Academy expansion

By Staff

The inaugural class of the Dual Immersion Academy will be the first to use a new middle school expansion for the alternative school that next year will be housed at Bookcliff Middle School. This year’s sixth-graders at the ...

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Cold snap continues, but some relief in sight

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The cold weather that has descended upon the Grand Valley in the past two weeks is expected to stick around a couple more days. Monday’s high in Grand Junction topped out at a frigid 15 degrees, marking the 10th day in a row of ...

Bike commuters 1-2-9

Commuters can pedal all the way to the bank

By Amy Hamilton

Orchard Mesa couple Mary and Landon Monholland ride their bikes to work and back home again all week long. This year, they may hear a little more jingle in their pockets as their daily commute pays off, thanks to new legislation to benefit ...

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