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School board opposes three ballot measures

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District 51 school board members voted to adopt a resolution Tuesday opposing three measures on this November’s ballot. The board declared opposition to Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 “because each of these proposals ...

Colorado’s economy rebounding, but shortfalls persist, analysts say

By Charles Ashby

The state’s economy has shown “solid” signs of bouncing back in recent months, but full recovery could take at least another year, state economists told lawmakers Monday. The state’s private sector added jobs in June ...

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3 suspects accused in Montrose shooting

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Three men have been arrested after a passenger in one vehicle shot at the driver in another vehicle, according to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department. A man said he was driving south on U.S. Highway 50 near Jay Jay Road at 3:30 ...

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Road washout a costly one

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Officials in Utah declared a state of emergency stemming from a thunderstorm that destroyed portions of a road that’s a mainstay for the mountain-biking and river-rafting industry. The storm on Aug. 19 gouged out large parts of the ...

Report: Battlement Mesa drilling plan could be harmful

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Plans by Antero Resources to drill for natural gas in Battlement Mesa could have harmful consequences for people living near the drill rigs, according to a health assessment by the Colorado School of Public Health, which also urged that the ...

$4 million grant to help pay for fence at airport

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Grand Junction Regional Airport will begin construction in the coming months on a new security fence that will encircle the airport and is intended to keep both animals and humans off the property. The airport has received a $4.15 million ...

Chamber endorses candidates

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The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce endorsed candidates for the Mesa County Commission, state Legislature and Congress. Steve Acquafresca, who is seeking a second term on the commission; state Rep. Steve King, who is running for the ...


1 arrested, 1 sought in school burglary

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction police arrested one of two men who were seen early Sunday morning snooping around inside a classroom at Tope Elementary School. Jeffrey Allen Councilor, 23, 303 Beaver St., was advised in court Monday that he could be charged ...

State unemployment pay shows signs of leveling out

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After riding a roller coaster of double-digit increases in 2008 and 2009, the lump sum of unemployment benefits paid to Coloradans increased by the smallest percentage in three years in the second quarter of 2010 compared to the previous ...


Would-be burglar who was shot gets probation

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A would-be burglar who was shot outside a home in Gateway earlier this summer after throwing rocks at the home was ordered Monday to spend two years on probation. Mesa County District Judge Brian Flynn sentenced 63-year-old William Bailey ...

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