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Man heading closure of nursing unit resigns

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The state official heading the closure of the skilled-nursing unit at the Grand Junction Regional Center has resigned, but officials said the process is continuing. Tim Hall, deputy executive director of veterans and disability services for ...

Halloween treats going to war inside gift packages

By Staff

Ever wonder why jack-o’-lanterns have bad teeth? Dr. Glen Dean knows. “All of this candy, just high sugars, it is not good,” he said. Candy is so frighteningly bad for teeth that Dean, a dentist who owns Glen R. Dean DDS, ...

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Giving the gift of education

By Melinda Mawdsley

Mary Hupert can’t thank the Saccomanno family enough for changing her life. And she has tried, even sending the family Christmas cards. “I’ve told them ‘thank you’ a million times,” Hupert said. ...

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Student of the Week, Nov. 2, 2009

By Staff

THE McKENZIE BINDER FILE GPA: 4.06. After-school activities: Academic team, Orange & Black newspaper, volleyball. Favorite book: “1984” by George Orwell. Favorite TV show: “House” or “CSI: Las ...

Our editorial endorsements

By Staff

Tuesday’s off-year election doesn’t have the numerous candidates and ballot issues of a typical general election in Colorado. But there are some important decisions facing local voters. For those who haven’t yet filled out ...

Stimulus money remains elusive

By Staff

Grand Junction officials have been plenty busy trying to nail down money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The city has sought $40 million from the $787 billion stimulus act that was approved early this year by Congress and ...

Area births and marriages, through Oct. 26

By Staff

— Births St. Mary’s Hospital: Stanley and Dede Arnold, Grand Junction, a son, Sept. 29. Zach and Maria Hamric, Grand Junction, a son, Oct. 9. Jason Colunga and Angela Graveline, Grand Junction, a son Oct. 12. Matthew and ...

Tigers draw Chaparral in first round of 5A playoffs

By Staff

Robbie Owens couldn’t wait to get started on Sunday. Upon hearing that his Grand Junction High School football team had gotten the 26th seed in the 32-team Class 5A state playoff bracket, Owens got on the phone with the head coach of ...

Basketball players ‘Bring it’ at Bennett Memorial Tournament

By Staff

It was a record year for the Alex Bennett 3-on-3 Memorial Basketball Tournament. “This was the largest tournament we’ve ever had,” said Steve Irion, who has helped organize the tournament during its six-year run. Some 63 ...

Sports in Brief: Mavs end drought, but lose soccer finale

By Staff

Men’s Soccer Mavs end drought, but lose soccer finale The Mavericks ended a four-game scoring drought, but still lost for the eighth time in their past nine games. The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs avenged its loss to Mesa ...

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