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Pizza still a central player in school lunches

By Erin McIntyre

At Grand Junction High School, about one-third of the meals served include Pizza Hut pizza, according to Kitchen Manager Nancy Lauridsen. This proportion of pizza served isn’t unusual across the district. Yes, pizza made by Pizza Hut is ...

Health Briefs, April 21, 2015

By Staff

Pedicures are enjoyable, 
yet risky, local doctor says Sandal season is back and so is the desire for pretty, pedicured toes. Whether treating yourself to a pedicure at home or at a salon, make sure you’re playing it safe, said ...


Testicular cancer 
can be curable 
if detected early

By Greg Ruland

A purple satin ribbon secures the homemade, three-panel display about Frank Born, a Grand Junction restaurant manager who fought against cancer of the testicles until it took his life in November. Born’s mother, Fran, made the display ...

Blotter, April 21, 2015

By Staff

Teen crash victim identified The 15-year-old boy who died after a crash late Friday on Interstate 70 near Rifle has been identified as Ricardo Gomez of Dotsero, according to the Garfield County Coroner’s Office. The coroner ...

Tigers shred foes at state Knowledge Bowl

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction High School has the top Knowledge Bowl team in the state once again. For the 17th time in 20 years, Grand Junction High placed first overall at the state Knowledge Bowl tournament, which took place last week at Colorado College ...


Garfield conceptually backs Thompson Divide lease swap

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners on Monday threw their conceptual support behind a proposal aimed at helping resolve disputes over possible oil and gas development in the Thompson Divide area southwest of Glenwood Springs. Commissioners endorsed ...

Garfield County’s air quality good, and getting better

By Dennis Webb

Air quality in Garfield County continues to be good, and is getting better, according to preliminary 2014 data. The county continues to record no violations of national air quality standards. And after seeing a one-year increase in 2013 in ...

Bill would give counties say-so with tax districts

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House gave final approval to a bill Monday that would give counties and other special districts more say-so when it comes to urban renewal authorities created by cities. Under current law, such authorities can use ...

Death Notices, April 21, 2015

By Staff

■ John D. Chamberlain, 95, Grand Junction, died April 12, 2015, at the Courtyard Care Center. No services are planned. Mr. Chamberlain was a geologist. ■ Mildred A. Patterson, 97, Grand Junction, died April 13, 2015, at ...


Teens out to lunch

By Erin McIntyre

After emerging from the cafeteria with a Styrofoam tray loaded with a hamburger and broccoli, and some chocolate milk to drink, Grand Junction High School freshman Zachery Branstetter heads for Mr. Gregg’s room. He has fifth-hour math in ...

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