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Juniper Ridge model, state evaluations incompatible

By Katie Langford

Patrick Ebel’s son is an avid reader, but for the boy’s first years at a public school, it didn’t seem that way. “By the time he entered fourth grade he had read the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy,” Ebel ...

District: Shifting tests, standards make state assessments difficult

By Katie Langford

At the district level, the labels handed down by the state are not the most frustrating part of the accountability system. It’s the fact that there has not been a consistent state assessment in three years to measure student ...

Grand River Academy makes key adjustments

By Staff

When Grand River Academy’s 19-student elementary school received a turnaround rating in 2014, it was a wake-up call for staff and district administrators. The K-12 school’s online-only format was distinct from other schools in the ...

Sheriff heads off to FBI training course

By Gabrielle Porter

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office’s second-in-command will head the agency for nearly three months while Sheriff Matt Lewis attends an extensive training course at the FBI campus in Quantico, Virginia, a department spokeswoman ...

Blotter, Dec. 18, 2016

By Staff

Grinch steals Christmas A homeowner who lives on Cognac Court adjacent to Redlands Middle School had three packages on her back patio. Even though the backyard was fenced off, a thief took those packages on Dec. 11. The owner had planned ...

Prep girls basketball scores, Dec. 17, 2016

By Staff

Palisade 41, Central 25 Saturday at Palisade Palisade Sunrise Rotary Invitational CENTRAL — Sydney Corra 2 2-2 8, Jayda Walker-Towles 3 0-3 7, Sicily Belcastro 2 0-0 4, Jacquelyn Mitchell 3 0-1 6. Totals: 10 2-6 25. PALISADE — ...

Prep boys basketball scores, Dec. 17, 2016

By Staff

Coal Ridge 73, Palisade 61 Saturday at Palisade Palisade Sunrise Rotary Invitational VISITOR — Brandon Herrera 10 6-9 31, Jan Hernandez 2 1-2 5, Martin Camunez 0 2-5 2, Aaron Arreola 2 0-0 5, Hunter Gerber 6 4-4 17, Eziel Ruiz 2 2-2 ...

Prep wrestling results, Dec. 17, 2016

By Staff

Warrior Classic Saturday at Central High School TEAM SCORES 1. Grand Junction 242.5; 2. Pueblo East 202.5; 3. Central 150; 4. Monticello, Utah 141; 5. Arvada West 130; 6. Paonia 128.5; 7. Green River 127.5; 8. Rocky Mountain 127; 9. ...


Worth the wait

By Jon Mitchell

Dawson Collins knew he had it. The toughest part for him was waiting. Thanks in part to what came after that wait, the much-longer wait for a Warrior Classic team title by a District 51 school is over. Collins, a Grand Junction High School ...

Mesa women overcome poor defense with solid shooting effort

By Staff

Now, the Colorado Mesa basketball teams just have to get back to Grand Junction to start their weeklong break. Heavy snow along the route home forced both teams to spend Saturday night in Las Vegas, New Mexico, after the CMU women fought off ...

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