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Holy Family plans celebration

By Staff

Holy Family Catholic School will mark Catholic schools week this week with a number of events, including a spaghetti lunch and talent show. Catholic schools week is an annual event, said Jake Aubert, Holy Family’s assistant principal, ...

Glenwood mobile home park may be subdivided

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — In what they’re casting as a means of creating more entry-level home ownership in Garfield County, developers are proposing to divide a mobile-home park near Glenwood Springs into 96 lots and selling them to ...

Slowdown a chance for town to catch up

By Staff

Just a few months back, the town of De Beque, on the edge of the natural gas-rich Piceance Basin, was scrambling to keep up with development. Now it is finding time to catch up. The number of rigs in use and wells being drilled has slowed. ...

Users find medical pot supply limited

By Staff

Imagine having to drive to the Front Range every time a prescription needed to be filled. Such is the reality for many Western Slope users of medical marijuana. “There are over 5,000 medical marijuana users in the state, and a good ...

Tough choices for state workers

By Staff

What is PERA? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association is a pension fund for Colorado public employees, including all state employees, schoolteachers, state troopers, judges and employees from several local government ...

Avalon Theatre could change hands

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The Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority has had “significant conversations” with city administrators about assuming ownership and operations of the Avalon Theatre, as stakeholders attempt to plot the course of the ...

Education lobby asks for access to Social Security

By Staff

One local teacher hopes President Barack Obama will have a favorable attitude toward overturning two provisions that under certain circumstances deny Social Security benefits to members of public-employee pension plans. Chris Hobbs, a teacher ...

New owner, new name for former Rum Bay

By Staff

The Rum Bay nightclub, 2993 North Ave., is in the process of being sold to new owners, who anticipate the club to reopen sometime in March. Neal DeHaven, the 37-year-old owner of DeHaven Painting & Drywall, 518 28 Road, agreed to buy the ...

French firm expands oil research into Colorado

By Dennis Webb

When French energy giant Total recently signed on to a U.S. oil shale project, it became just one more element in the company’s global effort to pursue shale and other unconventional fuel projects. Total announced earlier this month it ...


Patrons check out new library digs

By Staff

With a “Shhhhh,” Eve Tallman, director of the Mesa County Public Library District, silenced the crowd of noisy library patrons Saturday morning at the open house of the new Orchard Mesa Library. “This is the first official ...

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