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Music festival winners announced

By Staff

School District 51 and Colorado Mesa University hosted the 91st annual Colorado West Invitational Music Performance Festival this past week at venues throughout the valley. The festival highlighted more than 225 performances from middle ...

4 to discuss candidacies against Bennet

By Gary Harmon

Four of the five Republicans seeking the party’s nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will discuss their candidacies on Wednesday at Colorado Mesa University. The four — Colorado Springs businessman Robert ...


Vets can vent at town hall

By Duffy Hayes

Just weeks after scandalous accusations of subpar treatment at a number of the nation’s Veterans Affairs facilities came to light, the American Legion began hosting crisis command centers and town halls in cities where the VA issues were ...

Shaking the slump

By Mike Wiggins

Considered individually, the layoffs and closures in western Colorado hardly are fatal. But group them together and contemplate their cumulative impact, and it feels like death by a thousand cuts. Energy projects curtailed or rejected. ...


Short-term outlook dim for natural gas

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The short-term outlook over coming years for domestic natural gas prices that drive local drilling levels is weak, thanks in part to the amount of associated gas being produced along with domestic oil. But the long-term outlook ...

Bill would nix ‘felon box’ for job seekers

By Charles Ashby

Employers would no longer be allowed to have a box on their initial job application forms asking if someone had been convicted of a felony under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Friday. While Democrats said the ...


Regional Center plan
gets initial approval

By Charles Ashby

Making sure the current residents of the Grand Junction Regional Center are taken care of will drive what happens next to the aging facility under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Friday. Numerous senators made ...


Avalon sends big thank-you 
to benefactors, big and small

By Amy Hamilton

Diann Admire’s wrist must be tired. A board member of Avalon Theatre Foundation, Admire penned 700 thank-you notes to each donor who supported the renovation of the historic venue at 645 Main St. in Grand Junction. Though donations ...

Candlelight service 
to mark Holocaust

By Staff

The Holocaust will be remembered during the first week in May, including a candlelight ceremony on the evening of May 4. The commemoration service will be at 7:45 p.m. at Ohr Shalom, 441 Kennedy Ave., and is open to the public. Yom HaShoah, ...


Speaker too outspoken for JUCO

By Dale Shrull

Curt Schilling is out. In an unprecedented move, the Grand Junction Baseball Committee canceled its contract with the former Major League Baseball pitcher to be the speaker at next month’s Junior College World Series. The JUCO ...

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