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By Emily Shockley

The number of marijuana-related expulsions in School District 51 was cut nearly in half year-over-year in 2014-15, a feat district officials attribute to counseling programs and security officer presence in schools. Expulsions overall ...


Carrying on the tradition

By Matt Meyer

Joseph Carlone is keenly aware what the words “law enforcement” mean to some people. “Nobody calls law enforcement when they’re having a birthday party,” he said. But Tuesday, law enforcement agencies from ...


Valley feeling warmth of early peach arrival

By Amy Hamilton

Are your taste buds ready? Summer’s just begun but one of the tastiest joys of the season has already arrived. Early varieties of peaches, those orange orbs of summertime bliss, are ripe and being picked about 10 days early, according ...

Englehart executive session was illegal, attorney says

By Mike Wiggins

An attorney for The Daily Sentinel claims the Grand Junction City Council violated the state’s open meetings law when it met in an executive session last month to discuss City Manager Rich Englehart’s possible resignation and ...


Art Center director moves on to new canvas

By Melinda Mawdsley

Children were in the courtyard preparing for another day of art camp. Volunteers were installing the new exhibit that opens Friday, and in her office, on her final day as executive director of The Art Center, Camille Silverman smiled. Well, ...

Garfield, county manager part ways

By Dennis Webb

The Garfield County manager is leaving his job under what county commissioners say is a mutually agreed-upon separation. Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in a special meeting to finalize the agreement with Andrew Gorgey. County ...


Critters have new champion

By Gary Harmon

A Grand Junction woman with a background in Spanish and nonprofit organizations is now executive director of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society. Anna Stout is a dog lover — she owns a Jack Russell terrier — and a veteran of 11 years ...

Lion of the Year pursues vision

By Charles Ashby

For nearly two decades, Joe O’Connor has been running the Grand Junction Lions Club’s Eyeglasses Program, where the group supplies corrective lenses to those who need, but can’t afford them. But the longtime Lions member ...

High court sends TABOR lawsuit back to lower court

By Charles Ashby

A lawsuit challenging whether the voter-approved Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights violates the U.S. Constitution by taking away taxing authority from the Colorado Legislature will head back to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. That happened ...

Two men make cut for airport manager

By Gary Harmon

Grand Junction Regional Airport officials have narrowed the search for a new airport director to an Eagle man whose resume includes airport work and real estate development, and a former naval aviator who has operated airports in Indiana and ...

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