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Alcohol cited in Junction man’s death

By Paul Shockley

Alcohol intoxication was a significant factor in the death of a man whose body was discovered Wednesday morning on a downtown sidewalk, authorities said Thursday. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Celso A. Salazar, 60, a Grand ...

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2010 foreclosures nearly triple in Mesa County

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Nearly three times as many Mesa County homes completed the foreclosure process in 2010 than did in 2009, and the number of homes that at least started the foreclosure process in 2010 increased 30 percent year-over-year. The Colorado Division ...

BLM halts roundup of horses

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management indefinitely halted plans to remove a wild horse herd of about 100 animals south of Rangely, after previously postponing the roundup until this summer because of a legal challenge. The agency said this week it ...

Computer glitch a headache for clerks

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Several county clerks across Colorado found themselves jolted back into the 20th Century this week when one of the state’s busiest computer networks collapsed. When the network that connects the Colorado Department of Revenue in Denver ...

Fewer students expected in 2011 in District 51

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A Front Range demographer predicts local schools will shed 165 students between the end of this school year and the beginning of the next. Shannon Bingham, owner of Western Demographics Inc. in Boulder, also predicted 200 fewer students would ...

Change in school calendar unlikely

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The prospect of a four-day school week in School District 51 is likely to be shelved at Tuesday’s school board meeting. But board members want the public to know that concept may be taken off the shelf and given a second glance in a few ...

Numbers fall for students in remedial classes

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The percentage of Mesa State College students taking remedial courses declined for the second consecutive year in 2009-10, according to the Colorado Department of Higher Education. It dipped to 47.1 percent. Last school year, 638 out of 1,356 ...

GJ, other Western Slope airports receive aviation fuel tax funds

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Grand Junction Regional Airport received $400,000 from the state to go toward a $1 million improvement of the terminal. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday approved distribution of $11.5 million in 46 grants to Colorado airports. The money ...


Vets’ hookah lounge set to reopen

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Army sergeants Jared Kassaw and Matthew Blum spent many evenings relaxing with their comrades over a hookah while serving two tours of duty in the Middle East. They say many soldiers currently serving overseas enjoy the area’s cultural ...

Bill raises bar for passage of ballot measures

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill into the Legislature that would make it harder to change the Colorado Constitution. The move, they said, is necessary to discourage ballot measures that most voters do not ...

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