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District 51 preschoolers close to peers

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Colorado students enrolled in free preschool programs such as those offered by School District 51 learn just about as much in one year as their peers at preschools that charge tuition, according to District 51 early-childhood-education ...

Club 20 keynote topic will be health care

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Rocky Mountain Health Plans chief executive officer Steve ErkenBrack will speak Saturday about the implications for western Colorado of recently signed health care legislation. ErkenBrack has been tapped to deliver the keynote address at the ...

Comments sought on plan for drilling southeast of GJ

By Dave Buchanan

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public opinion on a proposal to develop oil and natural gas resources on more than 90,000 acres between Grand Junction and Delta. According to the BLM, Fram Operating LLC proposed a Whitewater Unit ...

Voter registration idea draws flak from clerks

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Republicans are outraged and Democrats are confused at their anger over a voter registration bill that may not even be introduced into the Colorado Legislature this year. The controversial idea would allow Coloradans to ...

Montrose man dies in Highway 92 wreck

By Paul Shockley

A Montrose man died in a rollover along Colorado Highway 92, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Hugh Scott Brown, 58, was pronounced dead Monday morning after being taken by ambulance to Delta County Memorial Hospital. The State Patrol ...

Energy company shuts office in Rifle

By Dennis Webb

About 20 Rifle jobs were among some 225 that disappeared when energy services provider EnerCrest Construction closed its five offices March 18. Todd Erickson, chief development officer of the Denver-based EnerCrest oil field services company, ...

Candidate’s case to be reviewed, Grand Junction police chief says

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper said a supervisory-level review of a traffic stop involving local resident David Cox will be completed, and he rejected suggestions that coercive tactics were used by the officer during the ...

Parking design in flux on downtown block

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Plans for parking in the 400 block of Main Street may change once again after Grand Junction City Council members asked the Downtown Development Authority to see if an altered design for the block could squeeze in a few more spaces. DDA ...

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Trucker lives to tell about wreck

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man told investigators that the brakes went out as he was behind the wheel of a loaded-down commercial-trash truck, plummeting down a stretch of highway near Mesa at an estimated 80 mph before crashing into a drainage ...

City changes sign code to allow for more flash in designs

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Signs can get a lot flashier following a change to the city’s sign code. Grand Junction City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to alter the city’s sign code to allow sign text and animations to flash, blink, ...

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