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School board adds 10-year sunset provision to plan for mill-levy override

By Katie Langford

The School District 51 Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to add a 10-year sunset provision onto a proposed mill levy override, in what was described as an effort to bolster community trust and support. In November, Mesa County ...


Palisade leases 12 acres for solar farm

By Amy Hamilton

Palisade stands to benefit from sunny days, thanks to a new agreement between the town and a 2-megawatt solar array planned for 12 acres near the new Cameo Shooting and Education Complex. Palisade trustees on Tuesday night unanimously ...


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Parcel near GJ protected for big game

By Dennis Webb

An agreement will permanently protect 524 acres of prime wildlife habitat on the flanks of Grand Mesa about 35 miles east of Grand Junction. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation said in a news release that it partnered with conservation-minded ...


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Sweet or savory, now’s your chance to dive into peach-infused recipes

By Suzanne Hanzl

So, Dad’s birthday was this past Saturday. Happy Birthday, Dad! As usual, he wanted to throw himself a barbecue birthday party with the standard condition that no one attending the gathering (other than those of us who know better) be ...


Colorado woman attempting 100-mile Lake Champlain swim

By The AP

FERRISBURGH, Vt. — A marathon swimmer from Colorado is trying to swim 100 miles on Lake Champlain without stopping. Thirty-five-year-old Sarah Thomas of Conifer, Colorado, began the swim around 8 a.m. Monday near Rouses Point, New York. ...


Body found in river near Parachute

By Dennis Webb

A body found in the Colorado River outside Parachute Monday may be that of a Parachute-area woman who had been reported missing a week or so ago, Garfield County sheriff spokesman Walt Stowe says. No foul play is suspected. Stowe said what ...


Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 11–17

By Staff

FRIDAY, AUG. 11 THE DEER, 9:30 p.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554. FLOBOTS, 8 p.m., Zephyros Farm and Garden, 11466 3725 Road, Paonia, alternative hip-hop band from Denver at the seventh annual Funk Feast, $17 in advance, $25 ...


J.P. Dental & Implant Center welcomes new dentist

By Sponsored Content

Story: Penny Stine/For J.P. Dental & Implant Center J.P. Dental and Implant Center is excited to introduce a new dentist to the practice, Dr. Arielle Garfinkle, DMD, or Dr. Ari, as the staff likes to introduce her. Dr. Garfinkle comes to ...


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A dilemma for District 51 staff?

By Katie Langford

The nearly 3,000 people employed by School District 51 must walk a fine line this fall between sharing their passion for education and advocating for two ballot measures that could have a substantial impact on their future. According to ...


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Bennet bill aims to offset coal bust

By Dennis Webb

Six Colorado counties would be among 90 nationwide that would benefit from legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet to assist communities struggling economically due to the slowdown in the coal mining industry. Bennet, D-Colo., last ...


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