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Scavenger hunt to teach schoolkids about nature

By Emily Shockley

Grand Valley third-graders will have an opportunity to learn about the high desert ecosystem around them this week at an educational scavenger hunt in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. The annual scavenger hunt invites students from ...

Monument official recommends summer safety tips

By Staff

Colorado National Monument wants hikers, bikers and others enjoying the landscape to stay safe this summer. The monument’s acting chief of interpretation and education, Valerie Gohlke, recently released a list of summer safety tips. ...

Montrose seeking help in superintendent search

By Staff

Montrose County School District will host three focus group meetings Wednesday to gather advice from parents and community members as the district searches for a new superintendent. Current Montrose Superintendent Mark MacHale announced last ...

Blotter, May 11, 2015

By Staff

Two arrested with meth Dale Alan Lucerne, 59, and Ron Silva, 48, were arrested April 29 in the area of Lark Drive and Goldfinch Court on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it and possession of drug ...


Student of the Week, May 11, 2015

By Staff

GPA: 4.17 After-school activities: National Honor Society, Backpack program and my family band. Favorite book: “Memoirs of a Child Soldier” by Ishmael Beah. Favorite TV show: “New Girl.” Favorite band or musician: ...

Death Notice, May 11, 2015

By Staff

■ Mary Lurelle Adams, 78, Grand Junction, died May 9, 2015, at HopeWest Care Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Clifton Christian Church. Ms. Adams was a retired accountant. Survivors include one son, Robert VanMatre of ...

Student Spotlight, May 11, 2015

By Staff

■ P.E.O. Chapter CY awarded Helen Rump Memorial Scholarships to Julianna Rushing and Paige Hobson. Rushing, a resident of Aspen, will attend the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, as an English major. Hobson, a resident of ...

Health reform shifts to pay models

By Guest Columnist

By Michael J. Pramenko A tipping point is upon us. For the past five years, the focus of health care reform has been centered squarely on the Affordable Care Act. However, long before President Barack Obama signed the law, health policy ...

Printed Letters: May 10, 2015

By Staff

Chamber board: GJEP will shine with Pollard at helm As chairman of the board of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, and on behalf of the entire chamber board, I am writing to congratulate Kristi Pollard on her selection as the new ...

Follow San Miguel County’s lead on public land transfers

By Andrew Gulliford

When retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and elk hunter David Petersen called Senate Bill 232 treason, I sat up and listened. This was the ill-conceived bill that sought to put Colorado federal lands in state ownership. More than 70 percent of ...

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