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GJHS teacher in police probe resigns

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction High School choir teacher, under investigation by law enforcement since mid-August, has resigned effective Dec. 1, according to School District 51. The resignation of Marcia Wieland, who was placed on paid ...


Nine hospitalized in prison van collision

By Staff

Nine people were hospitalized with injuries described as moderate to minor after a Colorado Department of Corrections van was struck from behind by another vehicle Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 50. The westbound van, which was occupied by ...

CDOT transportation plan: There’s no money

By Charles Ashby

The 2040 statewide transportation plan that the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking public comment on comes with a dire warning: there isn’t enough money. The plan, which examines general transportation needs over the next ...


Hopes rising for soda maker

By Dennis Webb

A strategy that includes shipping baking soda mined in Rio Blanco County to markets as far away as China is paying off for a company that hopes to double its production capacity for the second time in just a few years. Natural Soda Inc. is ...

Mesa County to continue employee clinic agreement

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County commissioners on Monday approved a $229,000 contract with Community Hospital to continue operating the county’s employee health clinic in 2015. But commissioners postponed approval of another year in an exclusive relationship ...

Trial set for man accused of rape in bar

By Paul Shockley

A 28-year-old man is scheduled for trial after pleading not guilty Monday to allegations he raped a woman in the bathroom stall of a downtown Grand Junction bar. Franklin Addo, of Grand Junction, who was represented in court by Deputy Public ...

Candidates for board vacancy point to airport shortcomings

By Gary Harmon

One candidate for an open spot on the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority board said his background in architecture might help resolve the knotty problem of the airport’s half-built administration building. Another has a ...

State high court upholds ruling against Gessler

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday and left standing a lower court ruling that said the Republican overstepped his authority. In December 2013, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled ...


County exec’s salary set at $131K a year

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County’s next administrator will start work Jan. 1 under an employment contract signed Monday by Mesa County commissioners. Frank Whidden, currently the county’s deputy administrator for resource management, will earn ...


Man’s life mirrors county’s move into automobile era

By Bob Silbernagel

John Sprott helped move Mesa County into the automobile age, both as a businessman and a government employee. When he owned the Buick dealership at the corner of Seventh and Main streets in Grand Junction, “He used to go to Denver (by ...

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