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Board, community discuss religious songs

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The resignation last week of a Grand Junction High School student from an after-school men’s choir set to perform a Muslim song at an upcoming vocal competition dominated audience comments Tuesday night at a District 51 School Board ...

Credit has no bearing in hiring, Dems say

By Charles Ashby

Businesses won’t be allowed to use a prospective employee’s credit history in hiring under a bill approved in the Democrat-controlled Colorado Senate on Tuesday. The highly debated measure drew direct attacks between Democrats who ...


Bugs prepared for new missions at Palisade Insectary

By Matthew Berger

Nearly 70 years after its inception, the Palisade Insectary is still looking for new challenges. The insectary, which was started in the 1940s, collects, rears and distributes biological control agents such as predators, pathogens or ...

U.S. system inefficient, mining counsel says

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The U.S. mining industry is finding itself hampered by some of the same policies its brethren in the drilling business long have complained about. “The amount of time it takes to permit a facility has been a real deterrent to ...

Council, in U-turn, sends letter supporting American Airlines

By Amy Hamilton

After receiving several rounds of criticism via email, the Grand Junction City Council by Tuesday afternoon retracted its initial statement that it would not be inclined to send a letter in support of ailing American Airlines. Grand Junction ...

Waterline breaks again in north GJ

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A large Ute Water Conservancy District service line that broke last month in northern Grand Junction ruptured a second time early Tuesday, once again leaving hundreds of homes without water and canceling classes at Holy Family Catholic ...

Debate heats up over asphalt plant near Rifle

By Dennis Webb

The Garfield County Commission on Tuesday further delayed a decision about an asphalt plant proposal southeast of Rifle amid growing debate over its potential impact on an adjacent organic farm. “It simply doesn’t make sense to ...


Bullish ‘Dogs

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Kane Gunther and the Bulldogs were hungry. The Palisade High School boys basketball team was hungry to put the Bulldogs’ recent struggles behind them and get the playoffs started off on the right foot. The Bulldogs did, defeating ...


Fruita’s LaBonde loves her role as defensive stopper

By Nick Walter

For the stifling defense she played last week and hopes to play in the Class 5A first-round girls state playoff basketball game at home against Boulder tonight, Fruita Monument’s Lauren LaBonde was preparing in first grade. At the Grand ...


Defense wins

By Nick Walter

Grand Junction got what it wanted Tuesday, a 57-48 first-round win at home in the Class 5A boys basketball playoffs. It held Conor Lang, Loveland’s 6-foot-6, deep-3 specialist, to two points. The Tigers clogged more than a few Loveland ...

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