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Legislators hope to draw teachers to rural areas with incentives

By Katie Langford

Colorado lawmakers this year created incentives for teachers in training to start their careers in rural school districts, which have chronically struggled to attract and retain enough qualified candidates. Senate Bill 16-104, or Teachers in ...


600-acre fire threatens homes

By Erin McIntyre

The Spring Creek 2 Fire grew to roughly 600 acres on Saturday, forcing residents living in the Housetop Mesa area to evacuate. The Mesa and Garfield County sheriff’s offices issued voluntary evacuation orders when the fire came within ...


Portraits of people in our community

By Rachel Sauer

Shooting the breeze on the porch “I’m keeping an eye on those clouds. Might get rain.” “Well, I don’t know about that. We’ve been having storms go right around us lately.” “We didn’t ...

Blotter, August 14, 2016

By Staff

DMEA scam hits Hotchkiss Officials with the Delta-Montrose Electric Association said last week that a number of people in the Hotchkiss area had received sophisticated scam phone calls from individuals posing as DMEA employees. Scammers ...

You Said It, August 14, 2016

By Staff

Poor baby Bethannie. I was physically ill after reading what those two animals did to her. All she wanted was to be loved and told what a pretty little girl she is. There doesn’t need to be a trial. Send them to prison for life. No plea ...


‘The Lost Chronicles’ great fantasy, fiction

By Laurena Mayne Davis

“The Lost Chronicles of Ara: The Mirkwood Codex” immerses readers in 1939 England, while the world teeters on the brink of war. Philologist, professor, author and now reluctant spy J.R.R. Tolkien is recruited to a secret lair of ...

Book notes, Aug. 14, 2016

By Ann Wright

Book launch planned for Grand Junction author Mesa County Library will host a book launch for Grand Junction author Erik Storey. “Nothing Short of Dying” is a thriller set in western Colorado, and is being published ...

Gray Gourmet, Aug. 14, 2016

By Staff

All meals served with 1 percent milk: Monday — Ham and beans, Italian salad, cranberry supreme gelatin, cornbread. Tuesday — Apricot glazed chicken, rice, Amish salad, spiced peaches, multi-grain bread. Wednesday — Roast ...


New phase at Moon Farm: Longtime attraction’s current business model includes trendy short-term rent

By Erin McIntyre

When Ella Moon died in 2013, her white and red farmhouse stood empty, and her family wondered what they would do with the place. The matriarch of the Moon family had left a legacy there, built over decades. What started with a treehouse ...

Weekly Calendar, Aug. 14, 2016

By Staff

Aug. 14 Palisade Sunday Farmers Market, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 25, downtown Palisade, produce, vendors, live music, chef demo by John Sabal with The Palisade Cafe, 464-5602, Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 ...

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