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Proposed human-services takeover by state

By Staff

It will not be until Thursday that the governor’s Child Welfare Action Committee officially releases its recommendations. But one of the committee’s recommendations, to take control of human services away from individual counties ...

School, police keep tabs on cyber bullying

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A month ago, Lori Drew of Missouri was acquitted of charges related to the suicide of her daughter’s former friend, 13-year-old Megan Meier. Meier hanged herself in 2006 after Drew pretended to be a 16-year-old boy on MySpace and later ...

AT&T fills hole in valley service

By Amy Hamilton

Service for some Grand Valley AT&T customers was interrupted Tuesday morning after vandals struck a cell tower on the Redlands. Service was knocked out between 6 and 7 a.m., and company employees repaired the cell tower and restored ...

Bill would keep one-sixth of Utah wild

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Nearly 17 percent of Utah would become federally designated wilderness under a New York congressman’s proposal that will get a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The Red Rocks Wilderness Act, sponsored by representatives from ...

Teen accused of school threat

By Paul Shockley

The mother of a Palisade High School senior accused by authorities of unspecified threats against the school expressed shock at her son’s arrest and was still waiting late Tuesday to hear specifics from law enforcement about the ...

Trial set for father charged in son’s slaying

By Paul Shockley

A jury trial is set for three weeks in March for a Pear Park man charged in the slaying of his 13-year-old son. Allen Grabe, 52, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting death of Jacob Grabe, was scheduled Wednesday by ...

Commission approves Naturita uranium mill

By Dennis Webb

Pointing to reasons including the desire to increase the nation’s energy options, the Montrose County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposed uranium mill in the Paradox Valley 12 miles west of Naturita. The ...

Rifle girl’s death may be related to swine flu

By Dennis Webb

A community rocked by the recent death of a 7-year-old girl learned Wednesday that the Rifle student apparently had been infected with the H1N1 flu. However, authorities still are awaiting a determination of whether the girl died as a direct ...

Fundraiser sure to be a treat

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Leo Pantalinghug is the guest speaker for the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation dinner, but he may do more than speak. He may cook or even break dance for his audience. The annual fundraising dinner begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. ...

Grand Junction firm keeps the heat off astronauts

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When the space shuttle bay doors swing open high above the earth, they break a seal that keeps out the searing heat of liftoff and protects the shuttle from the brittle cold of space. That seal comes from Western Filament in Grand Junction, ...

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