Western Colorado

Page 1784 of 1997

Dismissal of educators rankles pupils, parents

By Emily Shockley

The dismissal of two teachers and a principal in Plateau Valley School District 50 led students and parents to launch a tense dialogue with school board members Wednesday. At the heart of the debate was the elimination of John Vail as Grand ...

Xcel gas bills to be about $9 less in June compared to 2008

By Carrie Marfitano

Xcel Energy’s residential customers can expect to pay about $9 less for natural gas this June compared to last June, about a 30 percent reduction. Meanwhile, small-business owners will save about $56.50, or 38 percent, this June compared ...

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Wheels on the bus go ’round for last time

By Emily Shockley

When Wendy West put her daughter Morgan on the bus for her first day at Taylor Elementary, she knew her child was in good hands. That’s because they were the same hands that drove her to Taylor when she was a kid. The Wests are ...

Teens held without bond in Orchard Mesa spree

By Paul Shockley

A pair of 17-year-old boys suspected in an crime spree across Orchard Mesa were ordered held without bond Wednesday after a judge labeled both “dangers to society.” And the mothers of the boys concurred with that ...

New District 51 chief to make $150,000 a year

By Emily Shockley

Steve Schultz will make $150,000 during his first year and receive a 3.6 percent increase each year thereafter when he becomes School District 51 superintendent July 1. Schultz, who makes $127,413 as assistant superintendent, signed a ...

August preliminary hearing scheduled in Benson murders

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Brian Flynn on Wednesday scheduled a preliminary hearing for Aug. 19 in the case of accused double-murderer Jerry Nemnich. Steve Colvin, Nemnich’s public defender, said the extra three months are needed to review ...

Energy industry layoffs have driven many into long lines for assistance

By Staff

Receptionist Kathy Gerlock keeps a puzzle on her desk, a circular kiosk at the entrance to the Mesa County Department of Human Services. “That’s for if there is a lot of people waiting,” Gerlock said. The puzzle, a ...

Keep funds in reserve, state tells schools

By Emily Shockley

What the state giveth, the state may take away from School District 51. Legislators altered the school finance act in the final days of the 2009 session to require every Colorado school district to set aside a portion of its state funding, ...


Former GJ resident figures in arch measurement

By Paul Shockley

When former Grand Junction resident Craig Shelley set out in 2006 to help measure the Kolob Arch in Utah, nobody paid it much mind. Three years later, the efforts of Shelley and the Natural Arch and Bridge Society, a Glade Park organization, ...

Council won’t censor invocations

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The Grand Junction City Council will let anyone who is interested give invocations at the beginning of meetings but will not instruct people on what they can or can’t say. That’s what council members are telling city staff in ...

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