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District 51 expands autism services

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As diagnoses of autism have increased during the past couple decades, so have School District 51’s services for children with the disorder. District 51 Special Education Coordinator Jan Blair said the district has gone from serving ...

Events in eight cities to focus on immigration

By Staff

In an effort to raise awareness about immigration issues, events are planned in Grand Junction and seven other cities in Colorado next week. Called the Welcoming Colorado Initiative, the event is designed to “encourage immigrant and ...

Junction Democrat switches races, now opposing Rep. King

By Charles Ashby

The Democrat who had planned to vie for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Steve King now plans to run against him for the Colorado Senate. Grand Junction resident Claudette Konola announced Thursday she is switching from a bid for House ...

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400 say farewell to ‘Bus’ Bergman

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More than 400 people paid final respects Thursday to Walter “Bus” Bergman as he lay in an open casket under the U.S. Marine Corps symbol on the stage of Robinson Theater at Mesa State College. “Bus was a winner,” ...

GOP candidate for Senate blasts opponent for backing referendum

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Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck railed against Congress before the Western Slope Conservative Alliance on Thursday, but there was no showdown with another leading candidate in the race for U.S. Senate, Jane Norton. Buck, a Republican, ...

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Tax revenue still in free fall

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Coming off a year in which they experienced the greatest drop in revenue since the oil-shale bust of the early 1980s, Grand Valley governments are paying close attention to what shoppers are spending, knowing those dollars can make or break ...

Local Briefs, April 2, 2010

By Staff

Botanical Gardens cancels egg hunt The Easter Egg Scramble scheduled for Saturday at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens has been cancelled because of the road construction and road closures near the area. Instead, event organizers will ...

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Stone marker memorializes Buddy the dog

By Amy Hamilton

The life of Buddy the dog was cut short by a wicked turn of events, but the memory of the Catahoula leopard dog and awareness for abused pets will endure, thanks to a memorial marker erected Thursday at the entrance of the Roice-Hurst Humane ...

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Woman pleads not guilty in theft of dragged dog

By Paul Shockley

A woman accused of stealing a dog that her brother has been accused of killing on Colorado National Monument pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Melissa Lockhart, 32, who is charged with felony theft, entered the plea in Delta County Combined ...

County unveils stimulus plan

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Mesa County is considering entering into a financing agreement that would allow it to sink $17.5 million into a variety of fast-tracked capital projects. County commissioners are expected to decide Monday whether to approve the agreement, ...

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