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Silver Star recipient from GJ dies at age 70

By Gary Harmon

A service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado for Arthur Cordova, a Grand Junction resident who was awarded a Silver Star Medal for “unimpeachable valor” during the Vietnam War. Cordova ...

State board might consider new school test

By Katie Langford

Colorado Board of Education members on Wednesday opened the door to replacing the state’s standardized academic test, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), which could mean another upheaval after two ...


University creates haven for vets

By Katie Langford

The two offices on the fourth floor of Lowell Heiny Hall at Colorado Mesa University still smell new. New carpet, new paint and all new furnishings make the rooms feel clean and welcoming, and for the 400 veterans who attend CMU, they are a ...

State to study health risk from gas production

By Dennis Webb

Researchers have completed a second Colorado oil and gas air pollution study that complements a recent one in Garfield County, and a state agency now plans to use results from the two studies to do a health risk assessment study. Jeffrey ...


Newest Americans thrilled to become citizens

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It was a special day atop Colorado National Monument Wednesday morning, although young Sasha Serebrennicova wasn’t exactly sure why. The 7-year-old didn’t realize that as his parents, Ivan and Marta, raised their right hands and ...

If students watch video of drainage, bill canceled

By Gary Harmon

Students in District 51 schools are being introduced to the Grand Valley Drainage District with a video that portrays the drainage district as the agency leading the effort to deal with stormwater. After years of frustration, “The Grand ...


Trail closures expand near Flat Tops fire

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday closed more trails in the area of the 4,400-acre Lost Solar Fire that has been burning in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area about 24 miles southeast of Meeker. Firefighters have not been fighting the fire due ...


Tipton bill aims to ease burdens on small banks

By Gary Harmon

A measure aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on community banks passed the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. The measure by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., passed the same committee as a standalone measure and is now ...

West Slope youth to benefit from grants that fund dental programs

By Dennis Webb

Youth from several western Colorado counties will be among the beneficiaries of a pilot program to test a new dental-service delivery model in Colorado. The Caring for Colorado Foundation, and its funding partner, the Colorado Health ...


Men suspected of drug distribution

By Duffy Hayes

A man recently convicted of being an accessory to attempted murder was before a Mesa County judge again on Wednesday, newly accused of possession of distribution-level amounts of multiple drugs. Tre Richardson, 22, was one of two men found ...

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