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Contractor says benefit for local firms remains unclear

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Just how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will play out for Grand Valley contractors is far from clear, said one contractor hoping to get some work from the package’s provisions aimed at shoring up the nation’s roads, ...


Medical group CEO says COBRA expansion could hurt health care

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Expansion of a federal program that allows people who have lost their jobs to retain access to health insurance might have the unintended consequence of discouraging employers from offering health insurance at all, said one Grand Valley ...


Junction physician appointed to state health care board

By Melinda Mawdsley

Local family physician Dr. David West has written four letters to President Barack Obama outlining his concerns about America’s health-care system. “I joke with my friends that unfortunately the president hasn’t called me ...


GarCo group: Stimulus could pay for trail project

By Dennis Webb

A Garfield County trails group is stepping forward with what it says is a project that fits the bill for federal stimulus bill funding. Larry Dragon, executive director of the Lower Valley Trails Group, has suggested tapping stimulus funds to ...


Cops: Suspect clearly drunk after crash

By Staff

Jesse O. Reed, who was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide early Sunday morning, was clearly under the influence of alcohol when police contacted him at the site of the crash, according to police records. According to Reed’s ...


Schools gear up for annual set of standardized tests

By Staff

Results from the 2009 Colorado Student Assessment Program testing session released in July will, for the first time, be instantly available to teachers in an electronic format that shows how much the test focused on which content standards and ...


Principals detail difficulty of handling crowding

By Staff

Finding space to address overcrowding in District 51 schools is a double-edged sword, the board of education heard at its Monday night meeting. Principals who would be affected in the fall by recommendations unveiled during the board’s ...


Elections director Reiner plans clerk run

By Staff

Mesa County Elections Director Sheila Reiner next year will run to succeed her boss, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Janice Rich, she confirmed Monday. “I want to continue to serve my community on a larger scale than I have been serving ...


Strobl, longtime preparedness advocate, dies

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A memorial service for Bob Strobl, a Grand Junction Fire Department veteran, early champion of local emergency preparedness and an eyewitness to a rare slice of history, will be Thursday. Strobl died Saturday. He was 69. Three days after the ...


Kids raising money to provide safe drinking water

By Staff

Rows of milk jugs, 80-pound water containers and displays of clean and dirty drinking water adorn the hallways of Orchard Avenue Elementary School. They are there because a second-grade class wanted to share with its school the importance of ...


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