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District 51 targets truancies

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 has eliminated its director of attendance position and replaced it with two new jobs focused on trying to keep students — and their parents — out of court and in school. The district’s former attendance ...

GarCo School District 16 looks to voters for more funds

By Dennis Webb

After several years of trying to do more with less, Garfield County School District No. 16 is hoping voters will give it the chance to do more with more. The district, serving Parachute, Battlement Mesa and the surrounding region, is asking ...


Gardner’s rural, working roots reflect current policy

By Charles Ashby

When Cory Gardner served in the Colorado Legislature representing one of the largest districts in the state, he would have a lot of windshield time. The Yuma Republican, who served in the Colorado House from 2005 until he was elected to the ...


Udall: Poised in political middle with eye on progress

By Gary Harmon

In a rare moment of solitude in the summer of his re-election campaign, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., peered down the fairway of a Grand Junction golf course as he took a late-afternoon urban hike through Grand Junction. No staff, no ...


Empty Bowls benefits local charity group for 19th year

By Rachel Sauer

Leaning in toward the steaming pots of soup, Debbie Maher clutched her ceramic bowl in both hands and asked hopefully, “Is there any gumbo left?” An apron-clad volunteer shook his head regretfully and mentioned how popular the ...

City’s annual Leaf Removal Program to begin Monday

By Melinda Mawdsley

A glance along Grand Junction’s streets indicates trees have started to turn color but many are not yet ready to drop their leaves as the city starts its annual Leaf Removal Program Monday. The program lasts through mid-December, ...

Traffic alert, Oct. 12, 2014

By Staff

Road construction and maintenance projects may cause traffic delays this week: ■ H Road Bridge Deck Replacement East of 27 Road: H Road is closed between 27 Road and 27 1/4 Road. Detour route is in place utilizing Crossroads Boulevard. ...


Pickup crashes into corner 
of Rockslide, leaves damage, no injuries

By Duffy Hayes

Downtown patrons getting an early start to the weekend Friday at the Rockslide Restaurant and Brewery were startled by the sound of a pickup truck crashing through the front corner of the building, at 401 Main St. Emergency vehicles, police ...

GarCo signs off on Roan gas deal

By Gary Harmon

A possible settlement that would allow a portion of the top of the Roan Plateau to be drilled for natural gas won the support of the Garfield County Commission. Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday to support “an opportunity for ...

Elections Director Lenhart leaves job

By Charles Ashby

Catherine Lenhart, the elections director in the Mesa County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, has left. Lenhart, who has worked in the office for the past 10 years, gave her two-weeks notice last month, and Friday was her final day. Mesa ...

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