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15 apply for county administrator position

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Four months after trying and failing to agree on a new county administrator, Mesa County commissioners are giving it another go and plan to interview candidates next month. The county is accepting applications through Friday. As of the end of ...

Parties cancel each other out in Statehouse

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — As the 2011 legislative session reached its midway point last week, the only thing lawmakers from both parties agreed they’ve been really successful at so far has been in killing each other’s bills. As of today, the ...

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Beekeepers drawn to new area group

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The room was buzzing as nearly four-dozen people gathered recently to discuss starting a beekeepers association in the Grand Valley. “We were really surprised at how many people showed up,” said Ryan Hudson, who teaches bee ...

Measure would put courts in bail bond business

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Judicial districts around the state could go into the bail-bonding business under a bill that has private bail bonders worried their industry is under attack. A bill working its ways through the Colorado Legislature would allow ...

Western Slope politicians make some headway

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Despite the number of bills that have been killed right out of the chute so far in the 2011 session, at least two local lawmakers had some success in getting their ideas passed. Freshmen Reps. Don Coram, R-Montrose, and Ray ...

District 51 online school passes pilot test, expands

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After one year as a pilot program, Grande River Virtual Academy officially will become a part of School District 51’s permanent academic options this fall. The online school debuted in fall 2010 as a program for ninth- through ...

Clifton woman suspected in theft from mall store

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 29-year-old Clifton woman is suspected of stealing several thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from at least one Mesa Mall store, and Grand Junction police were trying to determine just how much was stolen. Shannon Leigh Cain, 3314 S. ...

Legislature This Week, March 14, 2011

By Staff

The end of this week will mark the beginning of the battle to balance the budget for fiscal 2012, which begins July 1. The March revenue forecasts will figure into the proceedings. Today: The Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs ...

Council candidate Q&A: Joshua Wussick

By Staff

Name: Joshua Wussick Age: 32 Profession: Airport planner Years lived in Grand Junction: 1 1/2 Political party: Independent Why are you running for City Council? I am running for City Council because I am passionate about this community and ...

Council candidate Q&A: Jacob Richards

By Staff

Name: Jacob Richards Age: 30 Profession: Chef Years lived in Grand Junction: 11 Political party: No Why are you running for City Council? We can do better. If elected, I will hold local government accountable, be a voice for the working ...

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