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Panel to study standardized tests in schools

By Staff

A Standards and Assessment Task Force established by legislation proposed this year by state Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, has been assembled to study implementation of new standardized tests in Colorado schools. House Bill 1202, signed ...


Stoned driver sent to prison

By Paul Shockley

When Tonie Rosales fell asleep behind the wheel with a cocktail of cocaine and anti-depressants in her system, she didn’t know 25-year-old Eunjey Cho had just helped raise more than $3,600 for a nonprofit agency. She didn’t know ...


More black bears test food supply in region’s cities

By Amy Hamilton

In a video posted to the Facebook page of the Fruita Police Department, a bear was caught scarfing down pizza while rummaging through a garbage can in a Fruita neighborhood. In a separate instance, a roughly 200-pound bruin was put down last ...


Stakes high in casino-expansion proposal

By Staff

Colorado’s only horse racetrack has the chance to become the state’s largest casino this November, and it’s quickly creating the most expensive issue fight in the state’s 2014 election. The racetrack, Arapahoe Park, is ...


Valley residents learning about solidarity abroad

By Staff

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Solidarity isn’t a word that flows freely or frequently from the lips of many Americans. This week in El Salvador, however, five Grand Junction residents traveling with the Foundation for Cultural ...

Fire ban in effect in McInnis Canyons

By Melinda Mawdsley

Fire ban in effect in McInnis Canyons Campers floating the Colorado River between the Loma boat ramp and the Utah border will be affected by new fire restrictions the Bureau of Land Management has ordered. Effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, ...


Hamblin drops from sheriff’s race

By Staff

In the wake of local Republicans deciding to nominate Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matt Lewis as their nominee in November for the office of sheriff, the field of other candidates seeking the job narrowed Thursday. Ralph Hamblin ...

 water supply 
is shrinking,
 study shows

By Gary Harmon

While water levels at lakes Mead and Powell have visibly slipped in the current drought, another source, groundwater, is disappearing even more rapidly, according to a satellite study of the Colorado River Basin. A University of California, ...


Body in desert ‘suspicious’

By Staff

A body was found Thursday afternoon in the desert north of 25 Road several miles from where a Grand Junction woman was reported missing by family Tuesday morning. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office did not link the discovery of the body ...


Roling down the road: Evolution of a pro career

By Allen Gemaehlich

Kiel Roling could catch and throw a baseball before he was old enough to play on a team. His parents, Guy and Cindy Roling, offered to sign a release so he could start playing Little League when he was 5 years old, but were turned ...

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