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Colorado Mountain College seeks 4-year degree program

By Dennis Webb

When Colorado Mountain College employee Erin Furman heard her employer wanted to begin offering four-year degrees, she immediately began thinking about going back to school. “I certainly would be ready to attend as soon as the ...

Mesa State’s plan to expand its degrees moves forward

By Charles Ashby

Mesa State College would be able to expand its degree programs under a bill that cleared its first hurdle Thursday in the Colorado Legislature. But not everyone in the state’s higher-education community likes the idea. Rico Munn, ...

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Ex-cop not guilty of harassment

By Paul Shockley

A jury needed just 15 minutes of deliberation Thursday before returning a not guilty verdict in the trial of a former Grand Junction Police Department officer accused of harassment. Courtney Crooks, 24, who resigned from the department in ...

Briefs, Feb. 26, 2010

By Staff

Homeless fundraiser ends March 4 Independence Academy Charter School is hosting its annual Change for Change drive through March 4. This year the proceeds from the drive will be donated to Homeward Bound Homeless Shelter. Students and ...

Police ID suspect in Grand Junction stabbing, but give no name

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction Police Department said Thursday a suspect in the stabbing of a man at a North Avenue hotel has been identified, but it didn’t disclose the individual’s name. The injuries to the victim, a man in his 20s, were ...


United Way hits $1.1 million fundraising goal

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United Way of Mesa County endured the worst local economy in at least the past 25 years to pull in $1.1 million during its 2009-10 fundraising campaign, reaching its goal. United Way officials announced Thursday they received $1,105,200 in ...

$6 million could be cut from school budget

By Emily Shockley

Staring down a potential budget shortfall of $8 million to $12 million or more in the 2010-11 school year, School District 51 created a list of $6 million in proposed budget reductions. District 51 Budget Director Vi Crawford presented the ...

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Energy expo to be in Grand Junction today

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The alternative-energy future will depend on old-fashioned mining, much of it for minerals that are now being imported to the United States, but some of which are embedded deeply in Colorado history. Dr. James R. Burnell of the Colorado ...

Reeves Brown: Summit was ‘a bunch of talking points’

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Health-care legislation survived a summit involving President Obama and legislative leaders Thursday, but its prognosis remained unclear, observers said. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., called the six-hour meeting a “constructive ...

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Techs working OT to handle Toyota recall

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Western Slope Auto service technicians are working nights, Saturdays and even their days off to install new parts on the hundreds of Toyota cars and trucks sold by the Grand Junction dealership and now being recalled by the auto ...

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