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State a finalist again for Race to the Top education funds

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Colorado is one of 19 finalists in the second round of the Race to the Top competition for federal education funds. Colorado was among 16 finalists in the first round, which was won earlier this year by Delaware and Tennessee. Winners of the ...

EPA to clean up abandoned Montrose business

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began the emergency cleanup Tuesday of Elizabeth Mining and Development Inc., a company that long resisted efforts by regulators to comply with environmental laws. Owner Steve Casebolt abandoned the ...

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Times tougher on cats than dogs

By Amy Hamilton

As the recession tightened its grip on Mesa County in the past two years, animal-control officials braced themselves for an influx of abandoned pets. But something surprising happened. Relinquishments of dogs actually decreased year over year ...


EnCana’s reclamation innovations a win-win for company, environment

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — In Bryan Whiteley’s work, one of the highest compliments he can get is when the fruits of his labor blend in with the landscape so well they are all but invisible to others. Efforts led by Whiteley recently got ...

Coroner: Man killed mother-in-law, himself

By Paul Shockley

An 84-year-old Montrose woman died of asphyxiation, a result of smothering, and her 61-year-old son-in-law shot himself in the head, the Montrose County Coroner’s Office said Monday. Jeanne L. Mennell’s death has been ruled ...

Blue Band Wagon survey: Chamber program a success

By Staff

Eighty-six percent of people surveyed by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce believe the Chamber’s Blue Band Wagon program encouraging residents to shop local has been effective. The results of a survey asking 225 local people ...

Mother writes about son’s crime, death in prison

By Dennis Webb

For decades, Marian Clayton has been asked how it was that she ended up raising her grandkids. Answering wasn’t easy, considering it involved telling them that her son, Mark Henderson, was serving time for rape. “They really ...

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Judge: 192 years to life for sex assaults

By Paul Shockley

A man convicted at trial on 65 sex-assault-related felonies involving teenage girls was sentenced Monday to serve 192 years to life in prison. Nerio “Ned” Martinez, 37, of Grand Junction, faced even more time under a combination ...

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Community garden target of bugs, beetles ... burglars

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It’s not just squash bugs and cucumber beetles that have a hankering for the fresh vegetables being grown in the Grand Junction Community Garden. It seems the fresh produce is subject to a few human predators as well. Someone has been ...

Libraries have record-setting June

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Patrons at the Mesa County Public Library District checked out items at a record rate in June, prompting Director Eve Tallman to channel Mark Twain. “I think that rumors of the death of the book are greatly exaggerated,” Tallman ...

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