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How we learn the 3 R’s

By Katie Langford

Nearly 200 community members attended the District 51 Foundation’s performance-based learning forum at the Avalon Theatre on Thursday to learn how local students, teachers and principals are adapting to a new learning system. This is ...

District 51 starts search for new chief

By Katie Langford

The School District 51 Board of Education on Thursday met in an initial step to begin the search for a new superintendent to lead nearly 22,000 students and 2,000 employees. Superintendent Steve Schultz recently announced his retirement, ...

Consensus on building-defects law, but not road funding

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Republicans and Democrats in the Colorado House and Senate said Wednesday they’ve come to an agreement on long-sought construction defect legislation, but are at odds over what to do about paying for needed transportation ...

GJ attorney Grattan to become county judge

By Gary Harmon

A Grand Junction attorney who has specialized in business law will be sworn in this month as a Mesa County judge. Michael Grattan III, a finalist for two other places on the bench, was selected by Gov. John Hickenlooper to replace Gretchen ...

Deadline nears for council contenders

By Staff

Thinking about running for Grand Junction City Council? The clock is ticking for candidates to submit the necessary paperwork. Four city council seats are up for grabs in the April municipal election. Candidates have a 5 p.m. Jan. 23 ...

State asks for info on illegally killed deer

By Amy Hamilton

Authorities with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife are seeking information on a person who illegally killed a mule deer buck in a field near the intersection of 24 Road and K Road on Tuesday night. The poacher did not attempt to salvage the ...

Interior: BLM will mull reform to coal royalties

By Dennis Webb

The Obama administration said Wednesday that the Bureau of Land Management will study federal coal program reforms that could include anything from raising royalty rates to ending new leasing due to climate-change concerns. The prospects for ...


Teen gets 8 years for cocaine distribution

By Gabrielle Porter

A California teen was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to drug-related counts stemming from his June arrest, when members of the Western Colorado Drug Task Force found more than 15 pounds of cocaine in a car ...

Blotter: Jan. 12, 2017

By Staff

Hash extraction suspected Police believe a hash oil extraction operation was to blame in a Jan. 4 house fire at 2953 North Ave. that left a resident injured, according to a report. The Grand Junction Police report — which ...

Crisanta Duran

2017 Legislature opens

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state’s first Latina speaker of the Colorado House said during Wednesday’s opening day of the Legislature that she’s not going to put up with any kind of hate or fear-mongering. Denver Democrat Crisanta ...

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