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District 51’s big test

By Katie Langford

Heather Reed has loved going back to school for as long as she can remember. Now in her 10th year teaching first grade at Thunder Mountain Elementary, Reed still remembers how excited she was for her first day of kindergarten. “I was ...


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Sen. Scott blocks some from official social media

By Erin McIntyre

Constituents blocked from participating in state Sen. Ray Scott’s social media pages believe their access should be restored after a recent court ruling declared such exclusion to be a violation of the First Amendment. The ruling, ...


Traffic Alert, Aug. 13, 2017

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions  ■ Riverside Parkway Resurfacing Project: 6 p.m.–7 a.m., Sunday–Thursday. Flaggers will ...


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Historic Ute Council Tree has rotted, must be cut back

By Gary Harmon

A cottonwood tree that provided shade for the Ute tribes of western Colorado for decades before the arrival of white settlers has grown rotten and unstable and must be trimmed into a memorial that recognizes its once-imposing stature, the ...


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Expanded De Beque school 
is ‘heartbeat of community’

By Katie Langford

When the nearly 200 students of De Beque School District 49JT start classes on Monday, there will be more than fresh school supplies and new classes to welcome them — for the first time, students will fill the new 28,000-square-foot ...


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$500K bond on charges
 of molesting
 3 children

By Gabrielle Porter

A Mesa County judge on Friday ordered a half-million dollar bond for a man facing multiple counts of sex assault on a child, calling the case “horrific.” Collin Jensen, 41, was arrested Thursday after investigators with the Mesa ...


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BLM to remove horses southeast of Rangely

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management has approved a plan to remove up to 100 wild horses from private and other land southeast of Rangely this fall, a decision made more controversial due to activists’ concerns that animals could end up being ...


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Man gets 13 years
 for meth dealing
 caught on wiretap

By Gabrielle Porter

A Mesa County methamphetamine dealer arrested more than a year ago after a multi-month investigation that included wiretapping has been sentenced to 13 years in prison as part of a plea agreement. Christopher Pryor, a 28-year-old who was ...


For The Record, Aug. 12, 2017

By Staff

BIRTHS Community Hospital Antonio and Rosa Vazquez, Grand Junction, a son, July 21. Adam Shuler and Teresa Frontczak, Grand Junction, a daughter, July 26. Jordan and Jessica Yeager, Grand Junction, a daughter, July 28. Brandon and Rebecca ...


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Bystanders can break a window to help people, pets in hot cars

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa County Animal Services Officer Kate Scales got the call Thursday afternoon about dogs left in a car in the parking lot of Mesa Mall. By the time she drove from Whitewater to the mall, the Maltese dogs were faring pretty well and had ...


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