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A true competitor of the keys

By Erin McIntyre

The next time Vincent Yang gives a concert in Grand Junction, he’ll be accompanied by 80 other musicians onstage. But on Sunday, the 24-year-old pianist brought his own accompanist and they performed a concerto that earned the top spot ...


In need of a little care

By Erin McIntyre

Sometimes everyone needs a little TLC, and that includes the people who are charged with caring for others. That’s the message of a new GoFundMe campaign started last week to help improve the work environment at a Fruita nursing ...

This Week in Legislature, Feb. 8, 2016

By Staff

This week, the House and Senate will consider similar bills designed to increase how much money the state’s 178 school districts receive for full-day kindergarten. The two measures include SB23, which is being carried by a Democrat in ...


Wine-tasting benefits Delaney Donates

By Paul Shockley

Absent from Saturday’s event in her honor at Palisade’s Red Fox Cellars, 13-year-old Delaney Clements was present in spirit as family and supporters sipped on a new wine to raise money. Delaney, whose protracted battle with cancer ...

Mesa water, sewer project gets state funding

By Paul Shockley

Customers of the Mesa Water and Sanitation District will benefit after Colorado recently announced funding for upgrades to the entity’s drinking and wastewater systems. The local entity is to receive $221,700 combined from the Colorado ...

School graduation rate climbs

By Katie Langford

More District 51 students are graduating on time and fewer are dropping out or being expelled, which is a positive measure of the district’s performance, according to Superintendent Steve Schultz. The district’s graduation rate ...

Proposed measure would open primaries to unaffiliated voters

By Charles Ashby

Two proposed ballot measures were submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on Friday that would allow unaffiliated voters to cast ballots in primary races, and bring back the state’s presidential primary. The proposals, one of ...


Understanding underground gas storage

By Dennis Webb

Natural gas is commonly stored under pressure underground, according to the federal Energy Information Administration website. It is held in depleted geological reservoirs in oil and/or natural gas fields, and also in water aquifers and salt ...

Aliso Canyon, California — and other leaks

By Staff

The EIA says Southern California Gas Co. detected a major leak in October at the Aliso Canyon underground facility at Porter Ranch near Los Angeles. It is the second-largest natural gas storage field in the western United States. So far ...


Inmate’s troubled past not reported, sheriff says

By Paul Shockley

Staff at the Mesa County Jail had not been told about history of a prior suicide attempt by hanging, and self-mutilation, involving an inmate still hospitalized after hanging himself while in the jail’s custody, the Mesa County ...

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