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Some Mesa State programs could be phased out in stages

By Staff

Some of Mesa State College’s academic programs could be phased out over time under recommendations released Monday to the campus. A 22-member group of faculty and students, tasked in May by the Mesa State Board of Trustees, held 16 ...


School lunch prices may rise

By Staff

School District 51 nutrition services has requested it be allowed to increase school meal prices for the first time in five years. Nutrition Services Director Dan Sharp told the Board of Education on Monday the increase is necessary for the ...


Ex-GJ man accused of sex assault; bond set in another case

By Amy Hamilton

•  A former Grand Junction man was arrested on suspicion he sexually assaulted children more than a decade ago, starting when he was about 12 years old, according to his arrest affidavit. Jens Petersen, 26, was handed a $25,000 ...


Divide Creek seep should halt drilling in area, citizen says

By Dennis Webb

A resident says a recent problem with a natural gas well points to a need to halt drilling again in the West Divide Creek area south of Silt. Lisa Bracken is calling on Garfield County commissioners to ask the state to reinstitute a drilling ...


Documents turned over in Blagg murder case

By Amy Hamilton

Representatives from an eye care clinic and Mesa State College, two agencies under subpoena, handed over documents Tuesday to the Mesa County District Court about a woman on the jury that convicted Michael Blagg of murder. Colorado public ...


Obama shines light on solar energy

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The spotlight on renewable energy couldn’t have been trained on a better target when President Obama signed his stimulus bill into law, said a Grand Junction man who has long been involved in solar energy. “It was significant for ...


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 ...


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