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District 51 begins planning for severe cuts for 2010-2011 school year

By Emily Shockley

When it comes to cuts, K–12 education has long been known as an untouchable sector of the Colorado budget. That isn’t likely to be a true statement next year, when legislators will have to find billions to cut, said Melissa ...

Sheriff’s Department: 26 misconduct cases; eight firings or resignations

By Paul Shockley

Eight employees resigned or were fired over a 17-month period after misconduct allegations were confirmed during internal investigations, according to documents from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.DOWNLOAD A LIST OF MCSO INTERNAL ...

Man accused of stabbing roommate late Friday

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A Grand Junction man remained in custody Sunday after he was arrested a day earlier on suspicion of stabbing another man. Calvin Ahkeah, 26, 1021 Teller Ave., could face charges of first-degree assault and making a false report to ...

Rifle confident monitoring system is helping keep water supply safe

By Dennis Webb

Installation of a unique monitoring system has boosted the city of Rifle’s confidence in the safety of an energy company’s operations in a municipal watershed. The Rifle City Council on Wednesday agreed to let Laramie Energy II ...

Local briefs: Oct. 26, 2009

By Staff

Wells Fargo has fund for fire victims The Marshall Family Disaster Fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank for the benefit of a family that lost their belongings in a mobile home fire Oct. 9. Donations will be accepted at any Wells Fargo ...

City slashes money for paving alleys

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Funding for one of Grand Junction’s most popular public works programs is expected to be sliced in half next year, as city officials try to free up money for other capital projects while coping with falling revenue. Public Works and ...

Valley Investments owes $29K in taxes

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Failed Valley Investments owes more than $29,000 in back real estate taxes, penalties and fees, while owner Philip Rand Lochmiller owes more than $5,400 on properties listed in his name, county records show. Fifty properties listed in legal ...

Mesa State hires as campus grows, enrollment soars

By Emily Shockley

Mesa State College has created 83 positions in the past four years — the largest growth rate of any public college or university in Colorado. The 16 percent job growth correlates with an enrollment increase of 17 percent and a 40 ...


Panel discusses needs of growing homeless ranks in Grand Junction

By Melinda Mawdsley

No one who works with Grand Junction’s homeless knows how to eliminate the problem, but that won’t stop them from trying. On Saturday, nearly a dozen men and women responsible for feeding the city’s hungry or finding ...

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Civil Air Patrol saved man’s life 40 years ago

By Melinda Mawdsley

F. Peter Simmons remembers very little from the plane crash that nearly cost him his life. All the Battlement Mesa man knows is the tail of the single-engine plane he was flying hit a tree. From there, his memory is fuzzy because the plane ...

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