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Sharon Poling, Broadway Elementary, retired

‘I miss my kids.…’

By Debra Dobbins

“I loved my job, and I miss my kids,” retired teacher Sharon Poling said after being photographed Monday. As noted in the letter below, she was loved in return. On the final day of Teacher Appreciation Week, students express thanks ...

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GOP governor candidates square off

By Charles Ashby

Evergreen businessman Dan Maes and former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis took a few shots at each other, but Democrats drew more of their fire Thursday during a debate sponsored by the Western Colorado Conservative Alliance. The two Republican ...


Grand Junction man to get honorary degree from university

By Staff

A Grand Junction man today is to receive an honorary degree in the sciences from the University of Colorado in Boulder. John “Arch” Archuleta attended CU on a wrestling scholarship and earned a degree in architectural engineering ...

Not a time to panic, local financial expert says

By Charles Ashby

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reacted strongly Thursday to what may have been a typographical error, at one point dropping as much as 998 points before bouncing back to close the day down 347 points. What made that huge drop unusual was it ...

Beavers likely dying from water-borne bacterium

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado wildlife officials are blaming water-borne tularemia for the deaths of several beavers in San Miguel and Gilpin counties. “Seeing two small outbreaks in different parts of the state at the same time is probably just a ...

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GJ council picks Coons as mayor

By Melinda Mawdsley

Teresa Coons and Bonnie Beckstein were elected unanimously to serve as Grand Junction mayor and mayor pro tem, respectively, during Wednesday’s Grand Junction City Council meeting. The City Council selects a mayor and mayor pro tem ...


No deal for dog killer in drug case

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Brian Flynn refused a request Wednesday for extending plea deal talks in a drug case against a man who admitted last week to killing a dog. Laura Koenig, a public defender for 38-year-old Steven Clay Romero, asked the judge ...

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Contractors now need training to remove lead paint

By Amy Hamilton

A new federal regulation that affects thousands of contractors in the Grand Valley quietly slipped into law late last month. As of April 22, a lead paint regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires that anyone who is paid ...

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Anxiety, hope mingle at energy expo

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The ink is barely dry on the process technology diploma that Rifle resident Theresa Fontenette earned from Colorado Mountain College, and she already wishes she had picked a career other than the energy industry. “I do. ...

$500,000 grant to help build Rifle clinic

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A Glenwood Springs-based health center will receive a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to build a clinic in Rifle that will serve a burgeoning population of patients who are on Medicaid or don’t have insurance. The ...

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