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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

By The AP

DENVER — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements. The decision to ...


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Officer ID’d in fatal shooting

By Staff

The Grand Junction police officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy following a fatal traffic accident on Tuesday has been identified as Martin Donohue, a 17-year veteran of the department. Donohue is a patrol officer who also handles ...


Email letters, May 21, 2015

By Staff

Thurlow has proven to be a thoughtful, principled conservative legislator Now that the 2015 legislative session has come to a close, I would like to publically thank my state representative, Dan Thurlow, for his work in helping to keep the ...


Fort Collins company to help design aircraft engines

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — A Fort Collins company says it has launched a joint venture with General Electric Aviation to help design and develop fuel systems for GE’s large commercial aircraft engine lines. According to BizWest, Woodward Inc. ...


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Mayhem tied to dead teen

By Paul Shockley

A teenager was shot dead by a veteran Grand Junction police officer Tuesday after authorities say the boy caused a fatal head-on traffic accident on Grand Avenue and tried carjacking a family at a downtown Grand Junction park while fleeing the ...


Lawmakers hoping for deal this year to allow Tesla in Utah

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — State lawmakers said Wednesday they hope to work out a compromise law this year that would allow Tesla Motors to start selling its electric cars at its $3 million showroom in Salt Lake City. Two weeks before the ...


Police investigate suspect who killed himself during pursuit

By The AP

WORLAND, Wyo. — The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a Colorado man killed himself after a high-speed chase. The Northern Wyoming Daily News reports that Deputy Mike Oberth attempted to pull over 35-year-old ...


Police catch pair wanted in death of toddler in Colorado

By The AP

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Fayetteville mother and her fiance charged in the January death of an 18-month-old girl have been arrested in Colorado. Multiple news outlets report police found 20-year-old Vanessa Ariana Sanchez and 21-year-old ...


Largest army convoy in decades to roll out of Fort Carson

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Nearly 650 vehicles will travel south from Colorado Springs next week in the biggest Army convoy the area has seen in decades. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports that the convoy will take more than 4,000 soldiers ...


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Off-road race will bring mountain bikers, most with money, to Valley later this month

By Greg Ruland

Mountain bike riders form a tribe that often consists of financially successful people who volunteer for the most grueling physical and mental challenges available, then reward themselves handsomely afterward. A contingent of the tribe and ...


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