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Mesa State offers retirement payouts

By Emily Shockley

Tenured professors who have taught at least 15 years at Mesa State College have until Aug. 1 to express interest in an early retirement payout. The plan offers qualifying professors $1,000 for each year they’ve been with the college, ...


Consumers, get ready for switch to digital TV. This time, for real

By Emily Shockley

Digital to analog converter boxes are a hot item at Target this week because of the impending deadline to prepare for the digital transition. Starting Friday, TV channels broadcasting on an analog signal will convert to a digital signal, ...


Caprock2 Academy 6-4-9

Report: Student proficiency greater than at noncharter facilities

By Emily Shockley

Getting an A-plus was a piece of cake in public school. Heathryn Livingston, however, needed more of a challenge, so she enrolled in Caprock Academy two years ago and got the push she needed. She just finished fifth grade Thursday, but ...


Man rolls vehicle that he shouldn’t have been driving, GJ police say

By Melinda Mawdsley

A Grand Junction man injured in a rollover Saturday night was driving a vehicle he was prohibited from using because it did not have an ignition interlock system, Grand Junction police said. Edward Morris, 47, was taken by ambulance to St. ...


Meeker native honored for police heroism

By Amy Hamilton

A perfect storm was brewing in Fort Collins the night of Jan. 12. As officers scurried to respond to a triple homicide, trouble was bubbling up in another part of town. A woman and her two young children had locked themselves in a bedroom, ...


Monument free Wkends 6-7-9

Entrance fees waived on Monument

By Dave Buchanan

Show your father how much you love him and treat him to Father’s Day at Colorado National Monument. He’ll never have to know it’s free. On June 20-21, Father’s Day weekend, Colorado National Monument and 146 other ...


Mesa County recycling savings on road projects back into budget

By Staff

Bids for Mesa County road and bridge projects are coming in a lot lower than county engineers estimated — in most cases. Of three projects approved by the Mesa County Commission this past week, two were bid at least $150,000 lower than ...


Partners Superstars2 6-7-9

Pulling together: Superstars help Partners

By Melinda Mawdsley

How quickly people undress is sometimes more important than how fast they swim. One of the final events of the Mesa County Partners Superstars competition —  and maybe the most entertaining — was a relay race Sunday in the ...


White roofs, roads may equate to green

By Staff

A recent pronouncement by the U.S. Department of Energy secretary that white rooftops and roads could diminish global warming has some locals reacting with disdain, while others say lighter colors to keep temperatures down make a whole lot of ...


Hot Tomato Jen 6-7-9

Fruita landlord,  Hot Tomato Cafe owners at odds about rent hike

By Melinda Mawdsley

Disagreements on terms of a new lease may leave a Fruita business out in the cold. The lease for Hot Tomato Cafe and Pizzeria, 201 E. Aspen Ave., expires June 30. Hot Tomato Cafe owners Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller won’t sign the new ...


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