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Health Briefs, Feb. 28, 2012

By Staff

‘Walk From Obesity’ set for March 24 The “Walk From Obesity” will take place March 24 at Eagle Rim Park on Orchard Mesa. The walk is intended to raise awareness of obesity and support education, prevention, research ...

Tip-off set for Grand Junction girls game

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The Grand Junction High School girls basketball team will play in the second round of the Class 5A state tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grand Junction High School, the school announced. The Tigers (19-4), seeded third, will play the winner ...

Stranded teens burn snowmobile to survive blizzard

By The Associated Press

CRAIG — Three teenagers stuck for a night in a blizzard survived by burning what they could, including their snowmobile. The three teens got stuck in the Routt National Forest during a snowmobiling trip. According to KUSA-TV, Justin ...

Three hurt when home explodes near Durango

By The Associated Press

DURANGO — Three people have been injured after a home exploded near Durango while a gas leak was being investigated. La Plata County sheriff’s spokesman Nathan Harris said Wednesday the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District ...

Kids safe after adults found dead in home

By The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS — El Paso County authorities say three children are safe after two people were found dead in a home following reports of a shooting. Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Mike Schaller says three children age 10 and under were ...

Lawmakers to again consider requiring photo IDs at polls

By The Associated Press

DENVER — A long-debated requirement that voters show photo IDs when they cast ballots is back before the Colorado Legislature. A state House committee planned to hear testimony today on requiring voters to show photo ID. Republicans ...

10 percent of residents get food aid

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Demand for food assistance in Mesa County continues to surge, as thousands of county residents struggle to put food on the table despite some signs the economy gradually is recovering. An increase in applications for the program formerly ...

Board, community discuss religious songs

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The resignation last week of a Grand Junction High School student from an after-school men’s choir set to perform a Muslim song at an upcoming vocal competition dominated audience comments Tuesday night at a District 51 School Board ...

Credit has no bearing in hiring, Dems say

By Charles Ashby

Businesses won’t be allowed to use a prospective employee’s credit history in hiring under a bill approved in the Democrat-controlled Colorado Senate on Tuesday. The highly debated measure drew direct attacks between Democrats who ...


Bugs prepared for new missions at Palisade Insectary

By Matthew Berger

Nearly 70 years after its inception, the Palisade Insectary is still looking for new challenges. The insectary, which was started in the 1940s, collects, rears and distributes biological control agents such as predators, pathogens or ...

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