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Meth Project rolls into Central High

By Paul Shockley

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will be on hand Monday in Grand Junction as officials launch a new wave of advertising warning teenagers against the use of methamphetamine. The nonprofit Colorado Meth Project, which marks its first ...

Senate OKs bill to lower rates on payday loans

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Although it’s watered down from the version that left the Colorado House last month, a measure to lower interest rates for payday lenders narrowly won approval in the Senate on Friday. Instead of a 45 percent cap on the ...

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Volunteers building day care center for Grand Junction church

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An international group of construction volunteers is helping the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 730 Mesa Ave. add a care center to its kindergarten through 12th grade school. “The director of Little Mavericks (day care at Mesa State ...

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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