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45% receive free, discount school meals

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School District 51 crept closer this year to having half of its students on free or reduced meal plans. This fall, 45.5 percent of District 51 kindergarten through 12th-grade students received free or reduced-price meals at school. ...

New guv rolling into GJ tonight for celebration

By Staff

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia aren’t finished celebrating their election to office. Although the two recently sworn-in state officials held their inaugural dinners in Denver earlier this week, they plan ...

Drilling permits top nearby states

By Dennis Webb

Colorado’s 2010 oil and gas well permit levels exceeded those of several nearby states, according to a year-end report. Dave Neslin, director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, said in a memo to the commission the ...

Moderate Hickenlooper sets tone in speech that appeals to many

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov.  John   Hickenlooper earned just as many accolades from Republicans as he did Democrats when he delivered his first State of the State speech Thursday. That’s because the moderate Democrat talked about ...

Mesa State may opt out of state system

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Mesa State College workers could hold a vote to opt out of the state personnel system under a bill introduced by two Grand Junction Republicans on Wednesday. While Rep. Laura Bradford, who introduced House Bill 1007 with Sen. ...

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Palisade board OKs expansion of distillery

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A Palisade distillery that more than doubled its square footage in recent years without seeking approval from the town will be able to maintain those expanded operations and add on a little more. It also will try to minimize impacts on nearby ...

Red Cross chapter takes stock of Haiti relief effort

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One year after an earthquake left the capital of Haiti in ruins and killed more than 230,000 people, the Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross held an open house Wednesday evening to remember the victims and inform people about ...

Parties tussle over names of panels in Legislature

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Traditionally, opening day of the Colorado Legislature is filled with speeches, handshakes and back slapping between state lawmakers, all vowing to maintain a bipartisan spirit throughout the annual 120-day session that kicked ...

Store keeps inventory dry after break in water main

By Melinda Mawdsley

A break in a 4-inch water main along Main Street caused an undetermined amount of damage to one downtown business. Western Anglers, 413 Main St., had about 1 inch of water at places in its basement Wednesday, according to a city of Grand ...

Struggling De Beque district to seek tax hike again for school

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Faced with declining revenue and the prospect of closing the high school if enrollment doesn’t rebound, De Beque School District 49-JT will ask property owners again this fall for permission to boost their property taxes so that more ...

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