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Tiger swimmers hope to meet state qualifications soon

By Matt Meyer

Grand Junction High School senior Taylor Kidd is the only member of the Tigers’ girls swimming and diving team who has qualified individually for the Class 5A state championships. But plenty of her teammates are close to joining her in ...


Paonia wrestling cruises past Olathe

By Staff

Paonia won the first seven matches, including two forfeits, and went on to defeat Olathe 49-24 in a nonleague wrestling dual Thursday at Olathe. The Eagles, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, are looking for a fourth straight 2A state title, and their ...

Grand opening for new batting cage in Fruita is Saturday

By Matt Meyer

A new batting-cage facility in Fruita hopes to provide a service for not only the western edge of the Grand Valley, but all of Mesa County. The Refinery, an indoor batting cage and training facility at 420 S. Ash St., opened to the public ...


Full-court vision

By Matt Meyer

It’d be easy to expect the Caprock Academy boys basketball team to struggle during its first year as a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association. It’s a new level of competition, and there are new experiences on the ...

Leitner-Poma granted 2 years to get $222,000

By Greg Ruland

A transport maker based in Grand Junction was recently given two more years to make good on its plan to hire 74 new employees and qualify for $222,000 in economic development cash, state officials said. The Colorado Economic Development ...

Deputy chief: 911 center needs new funding model

By Amy Hamilton

More than three decades ago, when Mike Nordine started at the Grand Junction Police Department, operations at the dispatch center were rudimentary. Call takers would answer phones, write down the incident on a note card and file it in its ...

Rep. Tipton 
puts forth 
energy bill

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., introduced a measure that already has passed the House twice, only to be stalled in the Senate. The Planning for American Energy Act, H.R. 459, calls for the Interior Department to develop a plan every four ...


Funds sought for expansion project at CMU

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — If all goes as Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster hopes, the school’s next capital construction priority will get the money it needs from the state to expand its health sciences building. Foster, along with ...

Getting It Right: Jan. 23, 2015

By Staff

A story on page 6B Thursday listed two addresses for Zoup! Fresh Soup Company, but only one correctly identified the location of the restaurant, at 644 North Ave.  ...

District’s graduation rate slides

By Emily Shockley

School District 51’s graduation rate dipped below the state average last spring for the first time in five years, according to data released Thursday by the Colorado Department of Education. The district nearly tied the state with an ...

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