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Runners brave muck to benefit Search and Rescue Ground Team

By Greg Ruland

More than 70 runners earned their stripes early Saturday morning as they pushed themselves up to 16 miles in pouring rain and 50-degree temperatures to win medals, T-shirts, door prizes and bragging rights at the 2014 Kokopelli Classic. The ...

P.E. teacher honored for work with students who have disabilities

By Emily Shockley

District 51 special education teacher Janet Ryan is being recognized for her 16 years of work providing specialized physical education to local students as this year’s recipient of the Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year award ...


Off to the races? Amendment 68 could help Mesa County economy

By Charles Ashby

A measure on this year’s ballot to create up to three casinos with horse racetracks in Colorado could become an economic boon to the Grand Valley, at least if local racehorse trainer Mark Schultz has anything to say about it. Amendment ...


Truck hits, kills Grand Junction man, 30

By Staff

A 30-year-old Grand Junction man died at St. Mary’s Hospital Friday after a pickup struck him as he attempted to cross Grand Avenue shortly before 9 p.m., Grand Junction police said. Andrew Kerezman and two companions tried to cross in ...

Traffic Alert, Aug. 24, 2014

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ First Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue: Sanitary sewer line construction continues this week. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction. ...

Police confirm probe of GJHS teacher

By Mike Wiggins

Grand Junction police confirmed Friday they are investigating a Grand Junction High School teacher who was removed from the classroom and placed on leave last week. Police spokeswoman Kate Porras said the investigation is based on a complaint ...


Permanent home 
for Independence 
in planning stage

By Emily Shockley

If construction plans go as scheduled for a new facility, this will be Independence Academy’s final school year in the former Lincoln Park Elementary building at 600 N. 14th St. The decade-old charter school plans to build an ...


Carbondale man guilty of killing stepdaughter’s boyfriend

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Carbondale restaurant owner pleaded guilty Friday morning in the shooting death of his stepdaughter’s boyfriend. Fredy Cabrera, 40, faces a sentence of 16 to 48 years under a deal with prosecutors in which he ...

‘Visionary’ educator wins CU award

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction High School business and information technology teacher Brent Welch is one of 30 recipients statewide of the first-ever Outstanding Colorado Educator Award from the University of Colorado. The Boulder-based university invited ...


Research reveals new details of fatal event, potential risks

By Gary Harmon

The size of the landslide that took three lives this spring on the north side of Grand Mesa was remarkable in the relatively recent history of the mountain, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A research project headed by Jeff Coe, a research ...

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